Help!!! Photo quality is lagging on sites such as Facebook!

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  1. vhagen

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    Does anyone know how to get the images to look crisp and clear on Facebook and or other sharing sites? I ask this because my photos look amazing when they arent posted to a site like facebook but when I do put them on there a lot of the quality dissapears? Does anyone know why or how to fix it?


    Also, I shoot in RAW and save the file as a PNG file.. is there anything wrong with posting or saving/converting it into this file? if so how do I save it as a JPG even though its raw? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE some input! thanks!:D
     
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    I think mine looks fine uploaded to facebook....
    Here is a link to one of mine if you want to check and compare it to the quality of yours. Of course mine wasnt perfect to start with..but looked pretty good to me.
    Misty Boland | Facebook
     
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    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What software are you using for your photos? If it handles RAW files, than it should be able to convert them into jpeg.

    I'm not sure if facebook supports uploading pngs (pngs have a lot of information that need to be read to display properly). Though facebook is known to destroy image quality anyway, I can't tell you have amazing the color looks on flickr, but on facebook the color will be just miserable.
     
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    Yeah, I just dont understand why the heck they look so bad on FB? heres my link to some of my stuff... go ahead and add me because im private to most users but take a look at my "artfully touched" album.... Im really hating that they look crappy on FB. On disc and on computer by themselves they look way better... I dont get how these other photographers can get their pictures up without the images looking so bad...?


    Misty for some reason it wasnt allowing me to even go to your page?

    Im using CS4 to save my work... and it gives me all the other file saving options except JPG.... dont know what to do? :grumpy:
     
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    Orrr maybe not.... just look for vanessa Hagen on there. theres a pic of me with two other gals in the pic...
     
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    Your profile isn't public, ergo we cannot see the photos.
     
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    yeah ill have to make that album public so I can get some critque.... for some reason MOST of the photographers I have met have been ever so rude to not want to share how they are able to learn to take the shots they take and make them look amazing... I know everyone has their own way of doing things BUT why do they have to be so rude!?
     
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    PNG would be the best file format to save images to facebook(saves a lot of the quality). The best thing you could do is reduce the size of your images according to the default sizes on facebook (which is 720x463 - landscape) or something close to that. When you upload larger files, facebook compresses them. If they didnt, i dont think the Facebook server would be able to withhold so many millions of photographs people upload from all around the world..
     
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    its publicly available to veiw at least it should be on FB.... Vanessa Hagen and then the "artfully touched" album
     
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    Thats true... I usually go to at least a 900x1300 somewhere in there when I reduce the file size in CS4 they look amazing when they ARENT on FB... but when they are on there it looks bad :( It makes my stuff look bad to others! Theres a friend of mine on FB who does photography and for some reason her photos look amazing uploaded to FB? I dont want to ask her to many questions because for some reason she feels maybe somewhat uncomfortable answering them? She is self taught but im also self taught... you can go to my blog spot and see some pictures on there I think they look way better than when I have them posted on FB
     
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    Facebook is a social networking web site, much more so than a photo sharing web site, and is not optimized for displaying photos. :thumbdown:
     

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