The recent update to the Facebook Fan Pages Profile Photos has improved the design potential quite a bit and it has increased the scope of your Fan Page and Brand promotion and marketing efforts on Facebook.
In the new Facebook Fan Page layout, old tabs have been moved from the top of the page to the left side and replaced them with a row of five photos. Please see the screen shot below to check profile photos strip in a row of the Fan Page of PI Media.
This new Facebook Photo Strip and Profile Picture can be used as free adverts for your brand and whatever message you might want to send to your fans.
The main profile photo maximum size is now 180 pixels wide by 540 pixels high.
Facebook introduced five photo strip on personal profiles sometime back, designers have used creative techniques by cutting up one main image into 5 smaller images to make it look like part of one image.
Although you can fix the order of these thumbnails on your personal profiles, you can’t really do that on your Facebook Fan pages. Display order of these images is random so you need to design such pattern which could fit in any order.
See the attached image for ideas. I have cut the PI Media logo in 5 smaller parts, and although they load randomly, they still give a custom and unique look.
The photos which are shown in the strip are 5 most recent uploaded to yuor page and selected automatically. These photos can either be uploaded in your “Photos” sections and be part of an album or posted to wall in a post using the “Share” status bar. Size of your thumbnails for this photo strip should 100px wide by 70px high.
When you upload the photos or post update with image, they are shown in this strip randomly. You can remove any image you do not want to show in the strip by clicking on the ‘x’ icon on the top right cornor of that picture.
There is space for only 5 images at one time so if you want a consistent look and feel, keep removing images form the strip each time you post a photo on your page wall.
hope that helps.