LR5 Exporting to Facebook: Resize settings


Eternit

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Hi Guys, if I were to export images from Lightroom 5 to Facebook, what are the settings to set in order to achieve optimum quality?

1) Under File Settings: Quality I put 100, Limit file size Unchecked

2) Under image sizing: Resize to Fit checked, long edge, 2048 pixels.

Are these 2 already at optimum setting? or can I further enhance them? What if I don't check "resize to fit"? And are there other settings to look out for?

Hope someone could advice, did my research and can't get a very good answer. Thanks!
 

Sep 22, 2008
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Also facing some confusion when comes to exporting my photos too. Currently under resize to fit, I select width n height. Values all put to 1000 including pixels per inch. File size limit set to max 1000kb (faster upload speed to me).

I know I must be wrong somewhere but image looks good to me on 13" Mac screen, iPhone, 7" tablet. But sometimes when I zoom in on my phone, can be quite blur and rough at the contours. This I suspect due to the low kb jpg?

Hope for advice also from users here.
 

MachBot

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Also facing some confusion when comes to exporting my photos too. Currently under resize to fit, I select width n height. Values all put to 1000 including pixels per inch. File size limit set to max 1000kb (faster upload speed to me).

I know I must be wrong somewhere but image looks good to me on 13" Mac screen, iPhone, 7" tablet. But sometimes when I zoom in on my phone, can be quite blur and rough at the contours. This I suspect due to the low kb jpg?

Hope for advice also from users here.
Facebook won't display above a certain resolution, supposedly downsizing your picture eliminates the moiré, that's why it looks clear, but because of insufficient details as a result of downsizing and Facebook's compression, the pictures lack details when you zoom in. That's what my friend told me.
 

user12343

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The way FB renders and display images is not the best way to showcase one's photographic uploads. Which is why many other dedicated photo sharing websites are much better.
 

Octarine

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Jan 3, 2008
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#5
In general: avoid that FB re-sizes or otherwise processes your images. LR5 provides much better quality in that.
Check the file details up other pictures on FB, use these size settings or smaller.
 

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