This is test 6 of trying to find the best social media image size and composition that will work for more than one social media site, a single image that will work for social sharing images on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
This is the second test to see how photos with faces affect where Facebook and Twitter crop images that are not their optimal orientation. Is it possible to create an image that will work for Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter sharing?
This test moves the face down from the top and puts it in a smaller image, with stronger contrast around the eyes.
Results: It is obvious now that Facebook has smart cropping, and if you have a face, it will put that in the center of a landscape oriented crop. Twitter now grabs a square image, and it just grabs whatever you put in the center of the picture. (In spite of my research indicating that Twitter has smart cropping. They may have removed it when they went to the square photo.) My next test will use a photo without a face.