Why Facebook Photos Look so Bad, and the DIY Solution to Fix It

By Allen Murabayashi

Photo by Allen Murabayashi. Quality = 10

With the largest public repository of photos on the Web, it’s not surprising that Facebook has and continues to employ heavy compression to all of the 250 billion images they store. Facebook never intended to be a high quality archiving service of photos, but rather, photos act as social glue for the social media giant.

But seriously, why do your photos look so bad?

File compression up to 90%
JPG, the dominant photo file format, uses a form of “lossy” compression, which means it throws out picture data to reduce the file size. If you’ve ever played with the “Quality” slider in Photoshop, …read more

Via: Photoshelter


Marco | Editor

Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses