Update: This fix definitely works as I have now had around 10 people email their images to me and I have stripped meta data from their background images using Photoshop CS4, every single image has then been uploaded successfully to Twitter – however it does appear you need Photoshop CS4 to strip the meta data – I cannot advise how this can be achieved with any version prior to CS4 – if anyone knows please leave a comment or email me and I will update this.
As time allows I am also happy to strip meta from images if you email me – I cannot promise to do them all or very quickly but I will endeavor to as long as I’m not getting more than a few a day.
My method is below, and I promise you it does work as long as you correctly remove the meta data.
There is a bug currently making a few tweeters grumpy and I may have found a fix – at least it worked for me.
See my Twitter background in action: http://twitter.com/JoomlaBear
I was having trouble uploadingmy background image – Twitter would tell me that there was a problem and they were looking into it. I checked their suupport area and the problem seems to have existed for alittle while…
With a little trial and error I found that by removing metadata from the image I was able to upload without issue. Images with metadata I could not.
Simple way to do this is to open your image in photoshop and and from the File menu choose ‘Save forweb and devices’. Then select metadata = none from the dropdown.
See the image below and click to enlarge.
You may also like to look at this post from Ian Lee which describes another twitter image method. And if you are interested in adding a twitter widget to your site, my friend Norman Sheppard has put together an easy option for this as well.