Facebook image quality

jmphotocraftjmphotocraft Registered Users Posts: 2,987 Major grins

Sorry if this is old news, but I finally found this out. I am often frustrated when uploading a beautiful, sharp image taken with my DSLR to Facebook, only to find it heavily compressed and resized, leaving it fuzzy and lifeless and no better than a phone pic.

Well, the simple secret, as described in Facebook's own help document, is to size your photo to either 720, 960, or 2048 pixels wide. I tried it, and it works.



An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.


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    gptwinsgptwins Registered Users Posts: 17 Big grins
    Thanks for the advice.
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    monk_monk_ New member Posts: 8 Beginner grinner
    Facebook is well known to damage the pixels of the photos. Although they are aware of this they have yet to fix it. I am not aware of any social media platform that actually keeps the image the same as pre-uploading. Do you?
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    FoquesFoques Registered Users Posts: 1,951 Major grins

    that's the reason all my clients are getting images sized to 2048.

    Arseny - the too honest guy.
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    JuanoJuano Registered Users Posts: 4,881 Major grins

    Thanks! I've been frustrated with that too. I will follow your advice!

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