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Nov 24, 2016 11:22 |  #16

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No argument from me about QUALITY=80. That is probably the best compromise, unless you plan to print 20"x30" or something else way outside the norm.

For the OP's increased knowledge and understanding, I would not think that Quality 80 vs. 100 has any signficant difference even at 20x30" size...the difference materializes in possibly evident COLOR BANDING with lower Quality setting, in large areas where a single hue predominates...like broad expanse of blue sky.


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Nov 24, 2016 11:36 |  #17

Agreed with the above. A couple of notes: if you upload the hi resolution file to FB, the pic might suffer degradation from whatever FB does to it. Try to find a way to send the file to the recipients directly. Email or Dropbox are good methods. And that curious resolution ppi setting in LR when exporting - ignore it, it does not affect the resolution at all; really it doesn't affect the resolution even if it says resolution.


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Nov 24, 2016 12:02 |  #18

Archibald wrote in post #18193548 (external link)
Agreed with the above. A couple of notes: if you upload the hi resolution file to FB, the pic might suffer degradation from whatever FB does to it. Try to find a way to send the file to the recipients directly. Email or Dropbox are good methods. And that curious resolution ppi setting in LR when exporting - ignore it, it does not affect the resolution at all; really it doesn't affect the resolution even if it says resolution.


Just as a point of additional clarification...sometimes it DOES matter in LR...


  1. If you choose output to Dimensions and specify Vpixels and Hpixels, the Resolution value does not matter in the output pixel count.
  2. If you choose output to Width and Height and specify Vinch and Hinch, the Resolution value DOES matter and the output pixel count changes to suit!


Facebook can butcher photo quality.

Facebook Photos Cheat Sheet
Width Height Notes
Cover Photo 828px 315px
Profile Picture in Header 168px 168px Mus​t be uploaded at 180px by 180px
Profile Picture on Timeline 32px 32px Sam​e image as main Profile Picture, automatically downscaled
Shared Link Thumbnail 470px 246px ​Only for full-width thumbnails. In some cases much smaller thumbnails are used.
Uploaded Timeline Photo Thumbnail 470px max 470px max See exceptions above for multiple images.

According to Facebook’s guidelines, 2048px is the ideal width for high resolution images. Your images will still be compressed.

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Nov 24, 2016 12:09 |  #19

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Just as a point of additional clarification...sometimes it DOES matter in LR...


  1. If you choose output to Dimensions and specify Vpixels and Hpixels, the Resolution value does not matter in the output pixel count.
  2. If you choose output to Width and Height and specify Vinch and Hinch, the Resolution value DOES matter and the output pixel count changes to suit!

Quite right, thanks for the clarification.


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Nov 24, 2016 12:15 |  #20

Archibald wrote in post #18193548 (external link)
Agreed with the above. A couple of notes: if you upload the hi resolution file to FB, the pic might suffer degradation from whatever FB does to it. Try to find a way to send the file to the recipients directly. Email or Dropbox are good methods. And that curious resolution ppi setting in LR when exporting - ignore it, it does not affect the resolution at all; really it doesn't affect the resolution even if it says resolution.

The mother wants me to e-mail the file as an attachment. I did it Monday and that's when she said " it's too bad you can't send it in higher resolution."


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Nov 24, 2016 12:19 |  #21

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The mother wants me to e-mail the file as an attachment. I did it Monday and that's when she said " it's too bad you can't send it in higher resolution."

Right, but didn't you send the pic with a resolution of 1000 x 1000? ?


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Nov 24, 2016 12:26 |  #22

anitaw2 wrote in post #18193579 (external link)
The mother wants me to e-mail the file as an attachment. I did it Monday and that's when she said " it's too bad you can't send it in higher resolution."

It's all in how the photo will be used! If you want to send a photo to be viewed on a computer/device, you can set the dimension in pixels according to how it will be viewed and that ppi "tag" won't matter. For example, here in POTN you can upload a photo with pixel dimensions of 1280 width, 1280 height. You can use those dimensions in Facebook as well, it shouldn't downsize a lot when viewing the photo, especially when viewing in the "Full Screen View" mode. It can also be used for viewing email attachments.

However, if, as you say, the people want to print the photo, you can consider the print size they are planning to use and Export the photo at those dimensions (assuming you have cropped the image to "fit" the frame) and then you can set your ppi resolution at a reasonable quality, 300 ppi being a "standard high-quality" resolution, although the Lightroom default is 240 ppi, which is itself quite suitable. Just note that those settings will affect the internal resolution/size of your image, so keep that in mind.


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Nov 24, 2016 12:38 |  #23

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It's all in how the photo will be used! If you want to send a photo to be viewed on a computer/device, you can set the dimension in pixels according to how it will be viewed and that ppi "tag" won't matter. For example, here in POTN you can upload a photo with pixel dimensions of 1280 width, 1280 height. You can use those dimensions in Facebook as well, it shouldn't downsize a lot when viewing the photo, especially when viewing in the "Full Screen View" mode. It can also be used for viewing email attachments.

However, if, as you say, the people want to print the photo, you can consider the print size they are planning to use and Export the photo at those dimensions (assuming you have cropped the image to "fit" the frame) and then you can set your ppi resolution at a reasonable quality, 300 ppi being a "standard high-quality" resolution, although the Lightroom default is 240 ppi, which is itself quite suitable. Just note that those settings will affect the internal resolution/size of your image, so keep that in mind.

The OP has not stated that the intention is to print it. Anyway, if you send a pic file to someone, you lose control over how it will be used. So if it is printed, the size is unknown. Maybe the recipient will crop or otherwise edit the pic, who knows.

Therefore, if the OP wishes to oblige the mother, the pic should be sent at max resolution, by unchecking "Resize to fit" in Lightroom as others have already said, and selecting a JPG quality of around 80%.


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Nov 24, 2016 13:01 |  #24

Archibald wrote in post #18193581 (external link)
Right, but didn't you send the pic with a resolution of 1000 x 1000? ?

yes I did, is that wrong??


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Nov 24, 2016 13:07 |  #25

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yes I did, is that wrong??

Yes, it is wrong. But don't worry, it can easily be fixed.

A digital picture is made of pixels, rows and columns of them. The more pixels, the more resolution. What you sent is a picture with 1000 rows and 1000 columns of pixels. That is not too bad, actually. It should show plenty of detail.

But the recipient wants more detail. We don't know why, but we don't need to know why. She wants more detail. You can make a new copy of the same picture but with more rows and columns of pixels, and then it will have more detail. So when exporting from Lightroom, uncheck that box that says "Resize to Fit", and then Lightroom won't reduce the resolution, and preserve maximum detail in the photo.


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Nov 24, 2016 13:08 |  #26

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I will ask them tonight to clarify because I have no idea what they want. I think they want to make a print of it.

That's what the OP said, so, whatever works! :)


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Nov 24, 2016 13:11 |  #27

Archibald wrote in post #18193638 (external link)
Yes, it is wrong. But don't worry, it can easily be fixed.

A digital picture is made of pixels, rows and columns of them. The more pixels, the more resolution. What you sent is a picture with 1000 rows and 1000 columns of pixels. That is not too bad, actually. It should show plenty of detail.

But the recipient wants more detail. We don't know why, but we don't need to know why. She wants more detail. You can make a new copy of the same picture but with more rows and columns of pixels, and then it will have more detail. So when exporting from Lightroom, uncheck that box that says "Resize to Fit", and then Lightroom won't reduce the resolution, and preserve maximum detail in the photo.

so for an 8.5 x 11, what would be the size of rows and columns?


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Nov 24, 2016 13:42 |  #28

Look in your email sent folder and see what the file size and resolution is of the photo you sent, not what think you took..




  
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Nov 24, 2016 13:43 |  #29

anitaw2 wrote in post #18193642 (external link)
so for an 8.5 x 11, what would be the size of rows and columns?

All of them.

Uncheck "Resize to fit".


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Nov 24, 2016 14:12 |  #30

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I will ask them tonight to clarify because I have no idea what they want. I think they want to make a print of it.

tonylong wrote in post #18193639 (external link)
That's what the OP said, so, whatever works! :)

Sorry, you were right.


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