Hacking the new Facebook profile images

15 Dec

So I got the new Facebook profile today and immediately set about seeing if I could hack it to make it look much better than it does.

It took me a while to figure out the dimensions that I needed, but it seems as though a good size for the main picture is 180×540 – that’s what mine keeps coming out at anyway.

The five smaller pictures are all 97px x 68px so by taking chunks out of the original image you used for your profile picture you can, in theory, create a cool effect.

Here’s what I’ve managed so far. I’m aware that it’s not there yet, but hopefully you can see what I’m trying to do.

hacked facebook profile

Now check out this video of one of the coolest hacks of a facebook profile that I’ve ever seen. Well done sir!

Further inspiration:


    2 Responses to “Hacking the new Facebook profile images”

    1. Jack Smith December 16, 2010 at 2:19 am #

      looks like it’s coming along well. here’s my attempt: http://twitpic.com/3g0u2g

      • toddnash December 16, 2010 at 11:37 am #

        Wow, yours looks amazing Jack. Well done!

        I’ve been struggling along using GIMP, which I’ve never really used much before. Planning another go, but using Photoshop this time which should make things easier.

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