said 1 year, 2 months ago:
I know the issue of quality has come up before regarding Facebook and their compression, and it’s clear we see the results on the timeline photos. I still don’t understand why Facebook won’t at least publish a best practices on how to get the best images from their compression.
I’m linking to both my profile and business page so you can see the difference in quality.
I didn’t have any issue with the business page. I think it has to do with using block style text and the image didn’t suffer from the compression.
My profile page however, suffered greatly. I tried several of the tricks I know, but nothing seemed to give me satisfying results.
My original file was a png at 376KB and after Facebook it was compressed to 56KB .. I then tried a 300dpi png that weighed in at over 3000KB. It was then compressed to 76KB and looked worse due to there being more compression. I tried various options from compressing my own jpg, to high res jpgs as well. Every version ended up between 50KB and 70KB.
A friend told me to upload the cover image as a photo, and check off the high quality check-box, then swap the cover with the image in my photo uploads. That seemed to get the best results, but still a huge difference from the original file.
You can see the original file here - http://IMProckStar.deviantart.com/art/Little-Red-Faerie-187250800
Anyone else have any tips?