Since Facebook now forces users to crop profile photos to a square, it breaks photography composition rules and editing that I have attempted to provide, not to mention the watermark (photo credit) gets chopped off most of the time as well. I am no Ansel Adams, but I sure do like the credit when I can get it! :)
Even though it is not illegal for you to crop one of my photos, if you take a couple of steps to keep the watermark, it will make my day! I even give huge props for those that link back to my website or facebook page!
Below are some super easy steps to follow in order to do what us photographers love you to do. Thanks in advance for your help in promoting my photography!
How do I add or change my profile picture (from the computer)?
Your profile picture helps people recognize you on Facebook. To add a profile picture or change your current profile picture:
You can use any of the photos you've uploaded to Facebook as your profile picture. You can also use photos your friends upload, if you're tagged in them. Just find the photo you want to use and:
Note: Your current profile picture is Public
Here is an instructional video on how to add a photo without cropping watermark.
(Note: Disregard the 180 pixel comment, just leave the photo the natural size it already is)
Subject Credit: Taken and slightly modified from the Facebook help screen - http://www.facebook.com/help/118731871603814/
How do I add or change my profile picture (from the facebook app on your phone, without watermark)
Please refrain until you can get to a computer. The Facebook application wont allow a full crop of the photo and it wont allow you to go back and edit the photo. If you must, at least plan to go back to the photo once you get to a computer and state "Photo by www.RobSmithPhotos.com" or "Photo by www.facebook.com/robsmithphotos" in the description (not in the comments). Thanks!