What is the best way to format and sharpen an image to get it ready to post onto a facebook page (or really any web page I guess)?? Do you do somethign different and save an image JUST for web sharing? WHen I post images on facebook, they look fuzzy and sometimes "muddy" when they do NOT look like that for real. I have a lot of friends that like to see what i'm doing but I feel like I'm image overload sometimes to post them on my personal fb page so I just created a "business" page so I can post my pb images there to share and kinda get my name out there a little but have no idea how to get imges ready to post on it! Thanks ladies!
I think I figured it out. Another photographer friend explained how she does it and it made a huge difference.
Yeah I don't bother posting photos on facebook much other than family snaps I want to share with family. Quality goes out the window with facebook and it's hard to make sure the people you want to see the photo can.
If I want to show higher quality photos I post a link from facebook to my online photo album.
I just resized the image quite a bit (400X600) and used an unsharp mask at like 300 and .3 radius and 0 for the next (can't remember, not looking at it) and it made a HUGE difference. Color images still stink compared to other online viewing but it is still okay enough to share. On the few black and white images I have redone and posted on my photography page it made a very noticable (good) difference.
I went back and double checked after reading your post and .3 is what she suggested and when I did that and posted to facebook it made the images look much better. Maybe I should try .2 and see what the difference is! I have no clue, I'm just trying things out people are suggesting!
hmmm...I'll have to try it for facebook...I always do .2 for web but maybe for facebook .3 is actually right. Interesting.
ETA: Most DEFINITELY better to use .2 than .3. I tried the .3 and everything is horribly oversharpened. .2 looks just right.
here is the .3 version:
And here is the .2 version:
Here is no sharpening:
Last edited by AmberBella; 05-30-2010 at 01:40 AM.
oh wow! thanks for the examples! I'll have to go back and change it to .2
hmmmmmmmmmmm .... I use 85%, 1.2 pixels and threshold 2 ... that's what I use for my personal web resize action, and it seems okay on both flickr and facebook
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