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    Hi all, wondering if someone could share the best process to save images for the web, in this instance, facebook.
    Today I loaded a set of photos in the Out and About thread that I took yesturday.
    I also posted them to my Facebook Page.
    To make my files for here and facebook I just "Saved for Web" and set the size to 1000 on the longest side. This is how ive always done it.
    Ive since noticed the quality (especially sharpness) of the images on here is degraded alot compared to the jped save on my computer - the ones on facebook are even worse...
    Ive done some reading and alot of people on the net are saying to NEVER use the Save for WEB funstion in photoshop....
    If anyone has a good process they would like to share it would be much appreciated.

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    Tim

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    I always use photoshops save for web method. Set the rescale to bi-cubic sharper and save in sRGB at 90-95 quality.
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    Hi Tim, FB is notoriously bad for displaying photos, especially those that are posted in high-res or large file dimensions, and portrait orientation. I find the best way is to export your images to no more than 800pixels on the longest side. Have a look at my FB link to see the results.
    Last edited by sooshee; 17-10-2011 at 07:00 PM. Reason: Removed DPI misinformation
    Lighten up!
    I shoot with Canon EOS 500 & 6D, EFS17-55 f2.8, EF35L f1.4, EF135L f2, Speedlites 580EX II & 430EX II.

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    Thanks guys will try that. I think I messed up making them 1000 on the longest side. Just read something that said facebook is now setup to handle max 720. Im guessing by making them 1000 facebook is further compressing them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooshee View Post
    and no more than 150dpi.
    Utterly irrelevant I hope!
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    Hellophoto has had an issue for a while around resizing and I often find my images looking pretty poor on this site. I've just deactivated my FB account as I just can't be arsed with it any more.
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    I've always used and still use a free program i got before i bought photoshop. "Faststone" which i got from download.com or similar is pretty basic but seems to do a good job, haven't had any problems. Would appreciate if someone could direct me to a good tutorial on doing timelapse slideshows/video. Got the camera part sussed but the quality went south and ended up horrible after using adobe fireworks (came with cs4).
    Faststone is good for doing batches of pics and renaming them at same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    Utterly irrelevant I hope!
    You're right, I'll edit my post (and give myself a slap) so it won't confuse anyone else.
    Lighten up!
    I shoot with Canon EOS 500 & 6D, EFS17-55 f2.8, EF35L f1.4, EF135L f2, Speedlites 580EX II & 430EX II.

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