how to improve image quality when uploading picture to facebook from photoshop cs4?

Question by RADiOACtiVE: how to improve image quality when uploading picture to facebook from photoshop cs4?
i use a d3100 camera and photoshop to edit my pictures so the image quality is really good until i upload it to facebook then the quality is crap.
is there any way to make the image quality better?

Answer:

Answer by Colanth
The original image file has to be the same size as the display size on the site. Resizing degrades quality.

0 thoughts on “how to improve image quality when uploading picture to facebook from photoshop cs4?

  1. Depends on a few factors. Are you resizing it to a larger size? It could also be how you’re saving it. You might want to use JPG with a high quality setting, or even higher depending on what the image entails.

    File –> Save for Web Devices –> Switch to the 4-up view, and try 3 different settings. The top-left window will be the original, the rest you will be able to preview and modify how the final product will look by clicking on each “square” then switching to different filetypes (gif, jpg, png, etc…) for each “square”. Try different filetypes and/or different settings/values and check the preview windows to see which one will look the best. Click “save” and then upload to fb.

    Try not to resize it “larger” or else you will lose a lot of quality that way. The best way is to take larger photos and scale them down for best quality.

  2. Digital cameras usually use a very hi-res format. Editing in an image editor should maintain the same format, but unfortunately some sites still compress images too much.

    Actually, all you need to do is save the image for the web and set the quality to 100% if a jpg format. Think most images uploaded are in jpgs on Facebook. Example: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs760.snc4/66064_166502223367123_100000220384308_581234_7213708_n.jpg

    When uploading to Facebook, have you checked the box to use hi-resolution and not the standard upload resolution for images?

    Ron

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