How to do the Facebook Profile Picture Hack?

Facebook unveiled a new profile design earlier this month where they added thumbnails of your recent pictures.

A French artist named Alexandre Oudin found a creative way to express himself with this in mind.


If you want to do this yourself, there is an easy way to do this. If you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop, it is easy as pie in a few steps.

If you don’t, I’ve got you covered as well. First, let’s take a look at the non-Photoshop way.

A new service called does this for you in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Upload your desired picture and let PicCut generate the correct images.

Step 2: Download the generated ZIP file of your images, or manually save them.

Step 3: First, set the image named "profile-pic.jpg" as your Facebook profile picture.

Step 4: Create a new photo album, then upload the other images in the order of their filenames.

Step 5: Tag yourself in all 5 photos, starting with "image5.jpg" and ending with "image1.jpg."

Step 6: Hide any tagged photos you do not wish to display on your profile. That’s it!

If you are good with Photoshop, here is how you’d do it

Step 1: Take a screenshot of your current Facebook page.

Step 2: Create a new Photoshop doc.

Step 3: Grab the Slice tool (same family as the Crop tool) and select around the pictures.

Step 4: With the Marquee tool, select around the sliced areas.

Step 5: Bring the image that you want on Facebook into Photoshop and position it roughly the way you want it.

Step 6: Drag the image layer under the Facebook layer and refine your positioning.

Step 7: Go to “File,” select “Save for web and devices,” select all your document area, click “Jpeg, set the quality to 100% and save. Under slices select “All user slices.”

Step 8: Upload your pictures to Facebook and tag them from last to first. When you get to the first picture click “Make this my profile picture.”

That’s it! If you do this hack on your profile, link to it in the comments!

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One Response to “How to do the Facebook Profile Picture Hack?”

  1. Ronimmi November 21, 2011 at 2:53 am #

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