Facebook designers listen-up, a little drop shadow goes a long way

Facebook pushed upon its users a number of design changes. A new Timeline, condensed commenting and other things some of which I’m okay with, some are bothersome, others I hate.

One thing I hate is how they recently decided to display a users photos. It doesn’t feel right. See examples below.

This is Facebook's redesigned photo viewer. They added a sidebar on the right for comments and ads. The problem is that horizontal images look like the right side of the photo has been chopped-off by the sidebar, like you're missing something. Bad design as it feels like it's choking the image.
This is Facebook's redesigned photo viewer. They added a sidebar on the right for comments and ads. The problem is that horizontal images look like the right side of the photo has been chopped-off by the sidebar, like you're missing something. Bad design as it feels like it's choking the image. Click on the image to enlarge
Here's the exact same layout but I added a drop-shadow on the right edge of the photo. Now you know none of the image has been cut-off and it doesn't feel like the sidebar is holding down the image.
Here's the exact same layout but I added a drop-shadow on the right edge of the photo. Now you know none of the image has been cut-off and it doesn't feel like the sidebar is holding down the image. Click on the image to enlarge

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