Are you using Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Lightroom?
photoshop cs6, for jpg/png/gif-> Save for web,
for .tiff-> image size -> save as
lightroom5 both .jpg and .tiff -> export
Moved to Photoshop/Lightroom. Lounge is not for technical help so if you find that this area doesn't answer your question please let us know.
Can you link us to an example JPG before it get sent to FB so that we can see what you are seeing?
thank you Kat, sorry I'm new here in the forum!
two screenshot here.
screenshot_jpeg has on the left side the Facebook result and on right side the .jpg image.
screenshot_tiff has on the left side the Facebook result and on right side the .tiff image.
in the _tiff example I've also done a different pp, lower saturation of red, so maybe that's why on fb looks better...
Facebook is a terrible thing to do to pictures.
My recommendation would be to see what size facebook wants to display the image at, then export that size from Lightroom. When an image gets resized, it needs to be resharpened, which I doubt FB is doing.
Facebook has attracted my interest lately-
J.Kost (Adobe) in a video recommends an export resize dimension of Long Edge = 960pixels.
Another Youtube video suggested 2048 or 1024 pixels (because facebook does not compress these sizes badly)
Jarod Platt on CreativeLive always re-sizes with Quality = 100 % (Start with the 'best' before Facebook cuts it down.) In an earlier video suggests pixel size 980.
So is there really a 'correct' answer?
I am still learning the details of publishing with Lr!
uhmm... ok so there's no a "correct" or "better" export set up in ps/lr, to preserve red color images so fb compression won't destroy everything, right? I've done a little research on fb and google and apparently, all red images have the same problem, no matters about the photographer or post production settings...
Can you give us links to some of the "facebook red picture" articles you have found?
One technical point to consider (as I hope to understand it!) is that a raw image with the single red color may produce more noise. The raw de-mozaicing process has to interpret one red sensor cell in each pixel array (1 pixel = 4 cells 1R 1B 2G)
Any sharpening process to the image may worsen the noise. Compression to JPG will then also worsen the JPG artifacts with resulting loss of detail.
I also am interested to see links for "facebook red picture" articles.