This week Facebook announced three major improvements to photos. Changes that led Mashable to comment: ‘these changes allow a whole new class of image-sharing, up to and including photography, modeling and graphic design portfolios. With its 500 million users around the world, Facebook is now poised to take over the photo-sharing market’.
The changes allow for higher resolution images, a new and improved way to browse pictures and a new uploader allowing users to bulk-upload images. The high-res, print quality images are 8 times bigger than before and the functionality comes free of charge. The viewing functionality is faster and comes with a dark frame to give more prominence to the image. Google and now Facebook are continuing their investment in how they present imagery to their users. With a huge base of followers there may even be opportunities to monetize photo sharing in the mid-term.