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Feb 27, 2013

Free Tools for Making Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover

With the Facebook Timeline, users now have more options to customize their page through the selection of a cover photo. For businesses, this banner photo offers the chance to brand your page and to make a big impression when users first visit your page. While you can make a splashy cover image in Photoshop, not all of us have the skills to use the software or to create something professional and remarkable.
For the rest of us, there are several free tools available online to help put together a nice-looking, professional Facebook cover photo. Here are some of the best free tools for you to use:

Pagemodo

Start creating your free Facebook cover photo by choosing one of nine templates that show the photo layout. Then upload your own photos or choose from thousands of photos from Pagemodo's free image library. Add your custom text, and you have a beautiful, polished Facebook cover photo that is sure to get noticed.

5 best Free application Tools and websites for Making Your Own Facebook Timeline Cover

Timeline Cover Banner

Choose from thousands of templates that include a background image over which you will lay your own photos and text. You will then get a WYSIWYG editor that allow you to insert photos, shapes, text, and other details. You can manipulate the color, crop items, and more. Once you're done, you simply upload your new Facebook cover photo.

Pic Scatter

If you like the collage look, then this tool is for you. Simply upload the selection of photos that you want to feature, and Pic Scatter will
automatically arrange them into a beautiful collage for use as your Facebook cover photo. There will be a watermark on your photo in the free version, but you can pay for an upgrade to get rid of the advertising and to access additional features.

Face It Pages

The simple set up on Face It Pages will make it a breeze to create and upload your Facebook Timeline cover photo. Just select your layout, upload your photo and add your information. You can include your website, contact information, or other details about your business. Download your photo, and you're done. Face It Pages offers a number of other applications for customizing your Facebook fan page for your business.

Cover Photo Magic

This application tool works right in your Facebook profile so you can make changes and upload your photo seamlessly. Like other applications, you start by clicking the template you like, which can be a layout for your photos or a background that allows you to insert your photos in fun cutout spaces. Add your photos, which are conveniently imported directly from your Facebook page. Save your photo, and it automatically uploads to your page.

There are many more great tools and useful websites available for creating stunning Facebook Timeline photos, including professional software like Photoshop. However, these free tools will help you to create great cover photos in just minutes and are easy to use.


About the Author:
Kim Willington is a freelance writer and researcher for HelpDeskSoftware.org, where she has recently been researching support desk software. In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing and taking walks with her retriever, Spencer.