How To Add Your Own Profile Cover Image

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  1. Divvens

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    As announced on this thread, we have updated how Profile Cover Images are handled giving you the freedom to add your own profile cover freely. Please ensure that you first read the profile cover guidelines before proceeding.

    1. Create A Profile Cover Image
    This is pretty simple, you can use any image editing software or request someone to do this for you, a good place to request would be the Oro Jackson GFX Shop. The suggested profile cover size is 920x280 pixels (width x height). It is also suggested that you save the image in PNG format if it contains any transparent element, otherwise JPEG is fine.

    Our old default profile covers can be found here - http://imgur.com/a/1Svgi#0

    2. Upload Your Profile Cover Image
    The next step is to upload your created/requested cover image to a image hosting site. I strongly suggest http://imgur.com/, why? Because imgur does not resize your images like many other image hosts, and they are reliable unlike other image hosting sites like imageshack whose servers go down often. Make sure not to use Imageshack or Photobucket, since they are not allowed by our guidelines.

    3. Add Your Profile Cover On Oro Jackson
    The last and final step is to navigate to your preferences page and add a direct link of your profile cover image, an example of a direct link is;
    Code:
    http://i.imgur.com/uZ2jWZc.png
    The file name must end with a .png or .jpeg, it is then considered a direct link. Add the link to the "Member Profile Cover Image" field as shown in the screenshot below and you are done!
    ProfileCoverFAQ.png

    If you have any further doubts please feel free to ask here on this thread.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
  2. KosGami

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    I can't see my profile picture. Does it have something to do with my browser?
     
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    You're actually using the wrong link from imgur. Try the link between the [ img ] BBCode.
    --- Double Post Merged, Feb 15, 2014, Original Post Date: Feb 15, 2014 ---
    You may also wish to adjust the size of your image to fit the dimensions or it might be skewed. <3
     
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    How do I replace the link?
     
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    On the top bar, click on your name. Then click on Preferences. You'll see the spot for the cover page toward the bottom.
     
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    Thanks! :yaaa:
     
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    You're very welcome. <3
     
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    @Divvens, does your profile cover gets automaticly resized? When I upload my new profile cover it's stretched and larger than the original picture.
     
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    It takes 100% of the available width, so as to work on all sizes & devices. The recommended size for a cover is 920x280 pixels.
     
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    Ok thanks. I was working on 760x250 xD.
     
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    You are welcome! Yep, that was the old recommended size back in the days where we didn't have responsive design :p so it was fixed at that length. But after responsive was introduced, we have a max width of 1200px for page, so 920px is the max the cover can take at 100% :D
     
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    Aaah I see, i just asumed you couldn't exceed 920x280, so you could ectualy put up the 920x280 is recommended :p?
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm trying to add a profile cover but its not working?
    I've tried linking both the link and the bbcode image link to the image but no luck
    its 900x274

    I'm use to adding profile covers but this is a first problem for me ha ha
     
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    What is the link you are trying to add? BBCode will not work, you have to use a link that starts with http:// and ends with .png/.jpg a file extension.

    Your link is this in the profile field atm -> http://imgur.com/vOgR7rv
    It should be this -> http://i.imgur.com/vOgR7rv.png

    Yea, 920x280 is recommended because thats the largest size, so it down scales beautifully and doesn't upscale, retaining quality on every device.
     
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    Thanks Divvens :)
     
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    Can I change my profile cover picture? And how?
     
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    If you need any help after reading that let me know
     
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    I'm so dumb. Thank you very much.
     
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    I wanted to post a theory but don't know how to upload images supporting theory form my storage???
     
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