Social media

Get a neat social media profile picture without new headshots

With every pun, your profile picture is the face of your online presence. Although there are different “rules” for different platforms (eg it’s socially acceptable to have a photo of you and your loved one as your Facebook profile picture, whereas it wouldn’t fly on LinkedIn).

Many avid social media users strive to get their name out there (blue tick, please!). It is therefore important to put your best foot – or in this case, face – forward.

profile picture maker is here to help you score. And, before judging the name as something akin to the MySpace era, its simplicity (in name and execution) is actually pretty cool.

It allows you to upload any photo of you (or your pet) and create useful profile pictures on Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. You can then start editing the photo to your liking.

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The tool has photo background removal tool, creative photo filters and chance to get more likes on your photo. With photo background remover, you can remove background from your photo fully automatically and accurately.

With creative photo filters, apply studio-grade creative filters to create aesthetic profile photos. And with all this, your photos will gain interest.

Here’s how it works: you upload a photo, the background is automatically removed, then you review dozens of professionally generated profile photos (including backgrounds with solid colors and gradients). Best of all, free.

I tried it – it took 15 seconds and I was blown away by the results. The options were incredibly cool and I’ll probably spend the rest of my day deciding which image to use. It has a few flaws (my face was distorted on a few options) but there are plenty of perfect ones to choose from.

Profile Pic Maker test images by author Taylor Leddin

According to the PFP website, “Profiles with a profile picture receive 14 times more views than those without a profile picture. Additionally, with a professional profile picture, you are 36 times more likely to receive a message.

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I haven’t uploaded them to my personal pages yet, but I can attest to the usefulness of the statement above and the overall concept. For my dog’s Instagram page (yes, I’m one of those people) I just cropped his face from a photo and put it on a colored background to make it look more “professional” and the page had a lot more interaction since then.

What do you think? Do fun and colorful backgrounds grab your attention more than a plain old photo?