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Because the background image is responsive, there are areas of the image that you almost always see and other areas where you may only sometimes see. This means you have to be careful with the image you select and the placement of any logos.
The image below shows how the different devices display the LinkedIn background image.
Desktop: The background image is only one size ever, no matter what size you make your desktop browser window, no matter which browser you see it on, no matter what device: it’s 798 by 192 pixels, though they (and we) recommend you double up on those pixels — 1584 by 396 — because many desktops and laptops, and most devices, have twice the pixel density than usual.
iOS app (iPhone, iPad): These incarnations of the LinkedIn app cut off the left and right sides of the image, showing the middle 794 by 396 pixels. So whatever composition you use, be sure you put the important part in the center.
Android app: This version of the LinkedIn app uses the full width of the uploaded image, and as you can imagine, makes it really tiny. As a consequence, the center circular profile image hides more of the image. The top is grayed out, and over it is the search field, with white letters.
There are plenty of Royalty-free Stock Images sites specializing in great looking photos. A few of my favorite sites that specialize in free images are: