If you haven’t noticed yet, Facebook does compressions on images you upload.  It does this to save space.  The compression is drastic enough so that what you see on your native PC/MAC might look soft or not as sharp you had it.  However, there is a way to force Facebook API to display images in their full glory.  For this how-to guide we will resize images in Photoshop.  Any version of photoshop will work.

It is important to note that we will be scaling down or resizing an image to be smaller.  We always want to resize down since we are limited to the amount of pixel information in our image.   Resizing from small to a larger image would make it look blurry or pixelated since the picture doesn’t have enough pixels information  to fill the space in between.  In short, we always want to scale down from a lager image.

Facebook does require specific width sizes to minimize compression.  Here are the sizes in WIDTH:

  • 720px, 960px or 2048px wide

Requirements:  Photoshop, your image, Facebook account

Step 1:  Open Photoshop and your image.

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