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How to achieve HQ Pictures on Facebook


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Below are steps in which u can achieve HQ Images on Facebook

1. Start up Photoshop Application and click File>Open

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2. Select Image you want to edit

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3. Make Necessary edits to curves, tones, vibrance etc (Optional Step)

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4. After all editing work is done, select Filter>Sharpen>Smart Sharpen

    - Set Amount to 150%

    - Set Radius to 0.3/0.5 (Very Important)

    - Select Lens Blur

    - Then click OK

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5. Under File select "Save for web & devices"

    - Set to PNG-24

    - Tick Transparency

    - Tick Convert to sRGB and set preview to "Monitor Color"

    - Only change width to 720p, let it auto change the height accordingly.

    - Click Done

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6. Final Image which is to be uploaded to Facebook.

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Why choose PNG format?

PNG (pronounced “ping”) is the Portable Network Graphics format, a format for storing bitmapped (raster) images on computers.

“48-bit” (16 bits per channel) true color or 16-bit grayscale, lossless compression, gamma correction, two-dimensional interlacing, and best of all alpha transparency.

PNG’s compression is fully lossless–and since it supports up to 48-bit truecolor or 16-bit grayscale–saving, restoring and re-saving an image will not degrade its quality, unlike standard JPEG (even at its highest quality settings)…PNG supports three main image types: truecolor, grayscale and palette-based (“8-bit”). JPEG only supports the first two;

“Compression comes in two forms: lossless and lossy. Lossless compression loses none of the image information during compression and decompression. Lossy compression as its name says removes some of the original photographic detail. Lossy compression can reduce the size of image files to a far greater extent than lossless compression.”

JPG is a lossy technique that is designed to compress color and grayscale continuous-tone images. The information discarded at lower levels of JPG compression is designed to be information that the human eye cannot detect.

PNG is the only truecolor, lossless image format that is both cross-platform and application independent — meaning that, unlike TIFF, any supporting application will be able to read a PNG created by another application.

PNG produces smaller files sizes than either GIF or TIFF (typically between 5% and 30% smaller, but up to 60% in some cases). And because PNG is a lossless format, you can edit and save your images as often as you like without compromising image quality, unlike standard JPEG (even at maximum quality). That said, JPEG is still the preferred format for saving photographic imagery on the Web, as it produces much smaller files due to its lossy compression.

- Credits to Christian Camana for the original tip

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OMG...thatz awesome... Its been a lot issues in facebook for getting High Quality image... Facebook automatically compress it when uploading.

This tip is awesome.

i know, even i've had issue with bad looking images on Facebook cause due to their image compression, and then found out this tutorial by Christian Camana, so though of sharing it here too :D
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