A while back I used to see these articles of people complaining about how Facebook is changing all the time and that there is a learning curve every few months. Facebook has held back for a while and now has completely revamped the look and feel to make it well different again. So all those people who are complaining that this is changed and the changes are major, well wait for it there is more. Facebook is also now launching the email / messaging / sms manager feature to all, where we all are going to get a Facebook email account.
Ok there is no choice but to upgrade, but how can you now make your new profile awesome ?? Well Ask Alexandre Oudin, who has taken this change and turned it into a very interesting feature. Spanning images over the profile giving it that oomph factor. Of course I will not hope you guys guess how it looks, I will add in picture examples. Not only of people who have done it, but also for you if you want to do it to your profile. (Oh grow up). Lets look at the examples first.
Interesting, isint it. The craze started by the french artist Oudin has now gone global. In fact there are many websites that have started providing you with really easy tools to achieve this effect. Knowing the eagerness to use this feature you can try any of the sites below.
Full Page Pic
The FullPagePic website by vindimy was probably one of the first to automate the Facebook photo hack process and about 30,000 people have used the slice ‘n dice service so far. It takes your JPG, PNG or GIF image and spits out a zipfile with the separated parts. So much for the automatic part. Once you’ve uploaded and tagged the 5 photostream images and set the new profile picture, vindimy wants you to delete your bio text too because the FullPagePic service was optimized for zero-line biographies. Removing the education, work and location information might be a bridge too far for some of you.
» Go to FullPagePic.
Pic Scatter by Till Haunschild is powered by the advertising agency McCann Erickson Munich… and it shows! As soon as you’ve uploaded your image, you can zoom in and out, drag it around and tell it how many lines of bio (“info-text”) you have. This last option can help you see if it’d be better to add or remove a bio line to optimize the photo hack effect. When you’re finished, you can download the individual image files in a compressed archive (pic_scatter.zip) or publish them instantly to Facebook. All you have to do is set the Profile Picture and your profile hack is complete. There’s a little “Made with picscatter.com” banner at the bottom of your profile picture, but hey, it’s a free app and at least it’s not a big brand advertising on your profile… yet!
» Go to PicScatter.
Facebook Profile Picture Generator
Upload your picture to ProfileGen.com and select how many “rows of data” you have in your bio (we’re only missing an option for 0 lines here). According to the clear instructions on the site, you then have to right-click and save all 6 images to your computer, upload them to a Facebook album and get your tagging on. Your profile picture will contain a small ProfileGen.com credit at the bottom.
» Go to ProfileGen.com.
This site is how it would look like if Facebook offered the hack themselves. Not that that’s ever going to happen You can upload your photo, select the number of lines in your bio (options for longer bios seem to be missing) and drag your image around to make it fit in the template. When you’re done, you can download all the picture files individually or as a zip file. Now all there’s left to do is upload the files and tag yourself. No watermarks or automated status updates here.
» Go to fbcrop.com.