Suggestion Higher cover image resolution


Mastering the Art of Houselessness
Dec 12, 2014
Current Location
Bend, OR
I would really like a cover image (image behind my avatar) but every photo I try to upload, I get an error message saying I need to upload a lower res image. Or "please upload an image less that 1500x X pixels" something like that

Any way to up the allowable pixels for a cover image?

Matt Derrick

Staff member
Aug 4, 2006
Current Location
Walla Walla, WA
I could be mistaken, but I believe that message is saying that your image needs to be two things:
  1. under 1500 pixels
  2. wider than it is taller
You should be able to crop any image using basic tools on your computer or even on a phone to meet those dimensions.

I haven't looked at the settings for that feature, but the reason I'm hesitant to increase the pixel limit is because a) it doesn't solve issue #2 above, and b) larger images increases the bandwith required to view your profile. Not a huge deal on laptops/desktops, but becomes more of an issue on mobile devices.

the viewable dimensions of the cover on your profile is 888x211, so 1500 pixels should be plenty.

anyways, not trying to argue with you of course, just trying to give you the best answer possible :)
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