I have been trying to upload my account picture correctly (the circle one) for the past two hours. Every time I upload, an algorithm stretches and squeezes it in an extremely “smart” way. I’m pretty sure it’s actually analyzing the picture data and manipulating the aspect ratio to make it fit the way it thinks is best.
But it never gets it right. I want to be able to set the AR myself and not be told what’s right by this stupid algorithm. So I spent an hour trying to trick it by feeding a vast array of different resolutions, aspect ratios, versions with the foreground squeezed and the background stretched, with different parts of the foreground cropped, etc. And I finally ended up with something that was halfway presentable. So I hit “Save”.
And guess what.
Another algorithm. An even smarter one.
So then I got to work on outsmarting that one, but found that it was so ridiculously sophisticated that it was actually looking for faces and zooming in on them. So I tried feeding it an image with a bunch of different sized faces. And so it zoomed in on the largest one, which happened to be all the way on the left part of the image. So then I tried feeding it a bunch of really tiny faces. So it zoomed in on a random one who knows where.
And so I am left without ANY ABILITY WHATSOEVER to frame my main account photo the way I want.
There has got to be a way of manually overriding this insanity.