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Dec 09, 2012 06:28 |  #1

Whats the best settings to use for publishing photos to facebook via the lightroom plug in?

The photo's I've publish via lightroom seem to have artefacts and appear a little 'blocky' in some areas. Is this because of downsizing or sharpening issues?

Photos that I manually upload to facebook seem to have less of this problem.




  
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Dec 09, 2012 09:18 |  #2

Post some images showing the problem, and a screenshot of you export settings in both cases?


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Dec 09, 2012 09:23 |  #3

I'd say "it depends". Yes, Facebook resizes, and how the outcome looks depends on how much resizing it "needs" to do.

Also, Facebook images undergo a "process" in creating the image view. Initially a shot can look "lousy" but then after a bit it can clear up.

If you are uploading an image of a larger size, the best Facebook viewing mode is the Full Screen viewing mode, because you get less downsizing. For example, I upload to Facebook images that are limited to 1600 pixels at the widest and 1050 pixels at the tallest, because when I switch to Full Screen mode those dimensions work well with my monitor resolution relative to the typical aspect ratio of my images. But as I said that assumes and is optimized by viewing in the Full Screen mode.

But I don't see "artifacts" as "typical" even in the default "downsized" viewing mode, but then I don't look to Facebook for "best" quality viewing. My Web host (PBase) suffices for normal image sharing.


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Dec 09, 2012 18:03 |  #4

What are you export settings for facebook publishing service?

I'm at work at the moment, but I think mine were 80% resolution. max height (or was it width) 700 pixels




  
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Dec 09, 2012 18:39 |  #5

Well, if I'm publishing directly to my Facebook albums, my Quality is currently set to 80, my max width to 1900 pixels, and my max height is a bit over 1000 pixels.

I also use the Hard Drive Publish approach. My settings are a bit different, simply because I've done some experimenting with the two approaches. I do need to use the Hard Drive approach when I'm uploading to a FB group rather than my personal albums.

I do tend to upload "large" images, that is, larger than the POTN max of 1024 pixels at the longest dimension, because I like to post pics that can benefit from viewing in the Full Screen viewing mode, it can make a big difference with a lot of images, especially ones taken in the "landscape" orientation.


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Dec 09, 2012 18:43 |  #6

Facebook has always been synonymous for bad photo processing. All it's good for really is proofing photos. That's what I use it for on my Fan Page. My regular page is mostly family oriented and whatnot.


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Dec 10, 2012 01:56 |  #7

tonylong wrote in post #15346501 (external link)
Well, if I'm publishing directly to my Facebook albums, my Quality is currently set to 80, my max width to 1900 pixels, and my max height is a bit over 1000 pixels.

I also use the Hard Drive Publish approach. My settings are a bit different, simply because I've done some experimenting with the two approaches. I do need to use the Hard Drive approach when I'm uploading to a FB group rather than my personal albums.

I'll try your settings next time I upload photos. It's a bit hard for me to post examples because they are mainly shots of friends/family which I don't want to share in the public domain.

What do you mean by the hard drive publish approach? Do you mean exporting to the hard drive, and then uploading manually?




  
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Dec 10, 2012 02:59 |  #8

hazwing wrote in post #15347780 (external link)
I'll try your settings next time I upload photos. It's a bit hard for me to post examples because they are mainly shots of friends/family which I don't want to share in the public domain.

What do you mean by the hard drive publish approach? Do you mean exporting to the hard drive, and then uploading manually?

You'll note that one of the Pulishing Services is to Publish to the Hard Drive. This is so that you can Export to settings that are different from you regular Export settings.

So, I use this for images I want to upload to Facebook at a higher reslolution that I do for my "normal" export, which is for my "normal" Web Host at a resolution that meets POTN rules.


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