Trekeffect Stories: Uploading The Best Photo

June 23, 2018

Having problems finding the best main photo for your Trekeffect story? Is your story’s cover photo showing up weird on Facebook? Let’s face it, online technology can be oftentimes a little mysterious, even for a computer whiz.  And, that’s why we’ve created a short guide for all Trekeffect bloggers who are having issues uploading their photos on our travel blogging platform.

Important note: We’ve received a few emails and DMs regarding about our mobile compatibility. Currently, some “stories” features, especially the photo uploading tool, don’t work on some smartphones. On the bright side, though, we’re working diligently to fix our mobile compatibility issues, so we can make things a whole lot simpler on your end. As a matter of fact, we’re building a mobile app with a ton of travel blogging and travel planning features. Make sure to keep an eye on that.


The first photograph on your story is your cover photo

Facebook automatically picks the first photo on your Trekeffect travel blog as your story’s cover photograph. So, select the best photo that you want to make as your cover photo, and put it on top of the story.


Pick a landscape photo

In photography, landscape refers to a type of photo that’s wider than it is tall (horizontal oriented). For the most part, it’s used in, as the term suggest, landscape photography. We recommend landscape shots, as cover photos, because Facebook prefers horizontal oriented pictures.

Here are some samples:

Portrait photography, on the other hand, refers to photos that are taller than their width (vertically oriented). Here’s an example of a portrait photo.

You can upload and use portrait photos on our Trekeffect travel story. But, for your cover photo, we highly suggest that you pick a landscape photo.


Picking the right size

The optimal size for a blog post or shared link on Facebook is 1,200 x 627 pixels. If your cover image is 1,500 x 1,000 pixels, Facebook will instantly convert it to 1,200 x 627 pixels.

To get Facebook’s ideal size, resize or crop your photo using https://www.ribbet.com/app.

Once you’ve opened the app, click upload photo, and select the photo that you want to edit.

Hit resize (while keeping the “keep proportions” tab checked), change the width to 1,200 pixels, and click “apply”.

Crop the image.

Save photo.

Upload your photo on Trekeffect “stories”.


That’s it! Let us know if you need any help uploading photos on stories!

Book Your Trip: Logistical Tips & Tricks

Book your accommodations

Let's face it.  Expedia, hotels.com (and all the other hotel booking engines) typically earn huge margins off of you.  You might think you're getting a deal, but you're not getting a deal.  Want the best deal when you book your hotels?   Of course you do! With Trekeffect you can get FREE access to discounted hotel prices and save a bunch of money.  


How does it work? Simple... 
1. Sign up for Trekeffect [FREE]
2. Click the hotels tab in the navigation
3. Search for the city you are visiting
4. Book a hotel and save a ton of money

Shop for Travel Essentials

Get all of your essential travel gear right from our store. We hand pick the best travel products. Get everything from luggage to camping gear and other travel accessories for your trip. 

Book your flight

Find cheap flights using SkyScanner. This search engine is are our favorite, making sure you get the best deal for tickets all over the world.  They are great at aggregating flights from multiple providers.  

Don't forget travel insurance

Protects yourself against illness, injury, theft, and even cancellations with travel insurance. You're buying comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. We never recommend traveling without it. We’ve been using World Nomads, a great company, with great service and highly recommend them.

     - World Nomads (for everyone below 70)

     - Travelx Insurance (for those over 70)

Looking for the best companies to save money with?

Check out our resource page for the absolute best companies to use when you travel! We list our favorite companies that save people the most money when they travel and we think it will help you too!

Disclosure: Some of the links above may be affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, we earn a commission if you make a purchase. We only recommend products and companies we use and the income keeps the community supported. 

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Jason Biondo
When it comes to building businesses, Jason is your guy. He has worked on multiple startups engineering kick ass user interfaces and he also has extensive experience working with enterprise level applications.
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