Saturday, 25 February 2017


ou spend at least 30 minutes deciding the perfect pose for the picture, next 10 minutes is spent on choosing the best filter for the picture and if time permits you even add those beauty effects to the hide the blemishes or perfect the skin tone. All this hard work  but when you upload the image on Facebook, it looks all mushy, as if this is an image shot with a 15 year old camera and not the state-of-the-art latest iPhone.
Often the pictures that you upload do not look the same after they are up on Facebook. Why? Up to 350 million new photos are uploaded on Facebook every day. So basically there is too much of data stored at once which can make the site slow or even crash. So to lighten the load and enable faster navigation on the site, Facebook automatically resizes and formats your pictures to its default sizes of 720px, 920px, 2048px for regular photos and 851px by 315px for the cover photos..

It also compresses the images and lowers the quality to a level where the images even look horrendous..

So what do you do? How do you save your pictures from the horror of Facebook's cruel compression?  Just follow these tips the next time you upload the next big art work on the website..

1. Facebook suggests you resize your pictures to one of its supported sizes which are of 720px, 920px, 2048px for regular photos and 851px by 315px for the cover photos. Do that in an image edit program before you upload the image. This way you can control the quality of the photo.

2. Upload cover photo of file size less than 100KB  to avoid compression..

3. Facebook advises you save your image as a JPEG with an sRGB color profile...

4. Make sure to tick the High Quality check box when uploading the photo album. You will find it on the left hand side of the uploading window..
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