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dee.vee
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Oct 06, 2011 08:30 |  #1

Hey All!
Hope where ever you are in the big beautiful and very photogenic world ; you are well!

I need some help, and I am at my wits end.
My husband bought me a Canon D60 for my birthday - and I am in love!
However, I am struggling with my photo quality when uploaded to facebook. It doesn't look nearly as crisp/sharp as it does on my computer.Really frustrating. I have spent mass amounts of time to figure out the sizing and other 'tricks' relating with facebook but nothing seems to work. I had a Canon XSI before this (I know, a jump) and I never had issues.. which is leaving me stunned. (haha)
Any insight would greatly be appreciated! I also apologize if this has been asked a thousand times, and if anyone has a link to the answer via this site, please send away - i just had no luck locating.
Thank you in advance!!




  
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Oct 06, 2011 08:34 |  #2

FB isn't the bext place to showcase quality in a photo. It could be due to compression (not sure how they convert the shots) but have you tried adjusting the image size to the specs FB will post?


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Oct 06, 2011 08:37 as a reply to  @ ni$mo350's post |  #3

i've seen some folks with similar cameras post their photos no problem (seems to me no problem as their quality looks great) thus why im so confused!
since facebook has changed so much that certain specs folks have posted from even a couple of months ago.. don't seem to work.
what are 'the specs' now?




  
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Oct 06, 2011 08:42 |  #4

Photos need to be saved at around 720 pixels in length or fb compresses them and they go soft.


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Oct 06, 2011 08:55 |  #5

Export with like 1280px long edge so it will appear with 960px on FB.
But it will still look crap due to compression.


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Oct 10, 2011 13:23 |  #6

Facebook has terrible JPEG compression and there is nothing you can do to salvage the situation. Some shots due to the colour and other aspects of the photograph may appear to look great, but are still heavily compressed.

Use sites like flickr and 500px and use sharing options from there to get them on to your facebook profile.


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Oct 10, 2011 14:53 |  #7

They seemed to have fixed bad quality issues a bit, photos display larger now and look fine. I usually export around 1000px and don't notice to much change in quality after the updates.


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Oct 18, 2011 13:13 as a reply to  @ GwagDesigns's post |  #8

I edit my photos at 240-300 pix per inch for printing but when loading them to the web at such pixel size they seem soft, oddly when I use 72 pixels at the same 1024 image it's much sharper, I cant explain why it'e just something ive clearly noticed




  
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Oct 18, 2011 23:05 |  #9

PPI is for printing only and does not change or affect display on a computer.


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Oct 19, 2011 12:05 |  #10

tman2782 wrote in post #13271610 (external link)
PPI is for printing only and does not change or affect display on a computer.

It does when you take a 16"x24" @ 300 picture then select image size and make it 1024 pix still @ 300 the image will be 3.4 in and have a softer look on frickr than a 16x24 first changed to 72 pix then sized to 1024.

Like I said I cant explain why but it's something I have tried many times one way and the other and it does change or affect display on a computer. the 72 pix @ 1024 is sharper than the 300 pix @ 1024.




  
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Oct 19, 2011 13:21 |  #11

Lantz wrote in post #13273845 (external link)
It does when you take a 16"x24" @ 300 picture then select image size and make it 1024 pix still @ 300 the image will be 3.4 in and have a softer look on frickr than a 16x24 first changed to 72 pix then sized to 1024.

Like I said I cant explain why but it's something I have tried many times one way and the other and it does change or affect display on a computer. the 72 pix @ 1024 is sharper than the 300 pix @ 1024.

There are a few threads here where this has been discussed but do the test yourself but without the flickr or fb variable, export a picture with 72 and another with 300 there will be no difference on your screen.

Hereis a good thread


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Oct 20, 2011 00:22 |  #12

i found a facebook action for CS4... i am happy with my facebook posts... p.m. me and i will see if i can send it to you...


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