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« on: May 17, 2013, 13:11 »
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I want to post some photos on FB and have them look as good as possible.   Should I upload full size and let FB resize, or should I resize to FB's max displayed size (whatever that is this month), and sharpen at that size,  before uploading?

It's hard to know what to do because they're continually changing things.   And if you Google for answers you find all sorts of out-of-date information.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 13:14 by stockastic »


« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 13:18 »
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Do a test and try it both ways.  Upload them so that only you can see them.

« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 13:44 »
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I think it is important to size the images for the frame they need to fit. For example my Cover photos are sized to 851 x 315 pixels (ratio 2.7:1), brightened and saturated slightly more than usual (because apparently FB puts a 1% or 4% 'greyscreen' over the images which noticeably dulls them) and then sharpened, again slightly too much.

Poncke v2

« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 14:58 »
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I havent noticed any dulling. Only pixelating

« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 15:43 »
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I havent noticed any dulling. Only pixelating

Sounds like you need a new monitor then. Trying opening the same image that you have on your FB cover and also on your HD and view them side-by-side. Even on my crappy little laptop the difference is obvious.

Poncke v2

« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 16:10 »
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Sounds like you need a new Facebook.

I dont see it.

« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 16:13 by Poncke v2 »

Ed

« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 18:17 »
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1200 pixels long edge is optimal.

« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2013, 02:32 »
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Don't forget the copyright/watermark since they strip the metadata and claim that they own everything you post.

And PS png's look better.

« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2013, 08:23 »
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1200 pixels long edge is optimal.

Why do you say that?  I just checked, and it seems like 960 pixels is as big as they will go.


 

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