Thanks for starting this thread Tara and for your tips. I finally got brave enough to put together a new profile pic yesterday. The only drawing package I have is MS Paint which is extremely limited, however I managed to fudge my way through and created an image thats not too bad.
I noted the advice of the profile pic having to be exactly 1:3 (down to the pixel) so I created it to fit 250 x 750 pixels and can now proudly say I have a new profile pic on our facebook page. It loaded perfectly the first time.
I probably need to tweak it as I’ve noticed that there is a ‘zone’ which FB clips the image down to for messages, which in mine is mainly showing text. Something to play with today. The link is http://www.facebook.com/farmweld if you want to take a look.