Lightroom export size settings for web, Facebook, Flickr, etc
I'm trying to find out what the optimum Lightroom export settings are for websites, Facebook, Flickr, etc. I was doing:
-Resize to Fit: Long Edge 1280 pixels
-Sharpen For: Screen / Amount: Standard
-Minimize Embedded Metadata
I used to export at 1024x768 which was a standard resolution for web design years ago but with larger monitors available, I had started doing 1280 width. With so many tablets and netbooks out there now, I think I need to start processing smaller to avoid my images being resized automatically or forcing users to scroll in their browsers to see the image.
So I tried setting my long edge to 1000 pixels. I still think that is too large and am considering dropping down to 960 pixels. I think Facebook's max is 960 pixels wide so I was thinking of adopting that. What do you guys export at?
Speaking of Facebook, I use it a lot for sharing my work since all my friends and family are there. Even if I resized at 960 pixels, it compresses the image so much the pictures are extremely grainy. Are there any optimum settings for Facebook exports to retain image quality?