How to Upload High Quality Pictures On Facebook

In this video I came up with 5 essential tips
that you need to know before uploading your next photo on Facebook, because you need to
take care of a few details besides the guidelines offered by the platform. I will also give you the best settings to
use when you upload a new cover for your business page or personal profile, so let’s start. There’s a constant discussion about the
Facebook compression for images. Before doing this tutorial I made lots of
tests, by uploading the same image at different resolutions and compression values trying
to find a good balance between all the settings. Also, I tried to respect the Facebook guidelines
to create the perfect cover for pages and personal profiles, trying to avoid compression
issues and artifacts, especially when using text on a solid background. So here are my 5 tips: TIP number 1 you need to resize your image. If you do this at the recommended Facebook
values you will honor the system and the compression will not kick in so hardly. Facebook recommends a resolution of 720px
or 960px or 2048px on the width of the photo. Do this proportionally, by making sure this
icon is active and you’re good to go. If you upload your resized image to Facebook,
the system will not touch it in terms of resolution, which is a good thing. TIP number 2: If needed, go to Image – Mode
and choose 8 bit, this will make your image size much smaller in the end. TIP number 3: Make sure you are using the
sRGB profile which is the Standard Red Green and Blue profile. Let’s say your photo is in the Adobe RGB
profile. You can check this by going to Edit – Assign
Profile. Make sure you open this drop down near Profile,
and choose sRGB. Take a look at the image while I’m assigning
the new profile. It makes a difference, and this is again a
good thing because you are in control, you don’t let Facebook to handle this situation for you. TIP number 4:
Use the Save For Web option by going to File – Export – Save for Web, or use the shortcut
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S or COMMAND+OPTION+SHIFT+S. I like this panel because it offers me tons
of options, I can see in real time how much space will the final image take on the disk. I can also see a preview if I want to check
the image for artifacts by enabling this tab up here. TIP number 5: For compression, the best results
were the ones where I used 75%. This maintains a good balance between quality
and the final size of the photo. Of course you can use the Save for web panel
to resize your image, so you can enter here one of the recommended resolutions (720, 960
or 2048px) For this example I will write in 960, save
the file at 75% compression and then upload it to my Facebook profile. If I open it, the image has details, it’s
sharp, I don’t see banding in the sky or artifacts in this case, so I take this as
a winner. As a bonus tip, let me show you how to export
your cover photo for your business page. This is what Facebook recommends: 851 x 315
px and the final image should have a maximum of 100kb. Let’s imagine you have a red background,
a logo and some text. I wanted to choose this vibrant red because
this is causing most or the problems when uploading a cover image. If I save it as it is, using the classic save
as, I choose JPEG, click SAVE, choose maximum quality and hit OK to save it, my final file
will have 117kb. When I upload it to Facebook it doesn’t
look good at all, look at those artifacts. So, here is how to fix this: Go to file – export – save for web. I check again if my resolution is correct
and then I click on this little optimize menu and choose Optimize For File Size. I enter 100kb here, I hit ok, the compression
has been adjusted automatically so I just press Save, and upload it to my Facebook Page. As you can see the artifacts are gone and
the image is clean and sharp. The file is under 100kb, so mission accomplished. Down in the description you’ll find the
link for the official Facebook guidelines web page, make sure you check it out and don’t
forget to press the like on this video if you want to help me too. Also, leave a comment below and tell me if these methods worked out for you. I’m Criss, thanks for watching and see you
next time.

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