Facebook: Now With Larger Photos

Facebook is now keeping all uploaded photos at 720 pixels for the longest dimension, instead of 604 pixels. This 20% increase will improve the quality of Facebook photos, allowing users to create better quality photos and projects from images uploaded to Facebook.

This increase means that Facebook photos can be used in StoryBook Creator for projects with photo openings up to 3″. Quality may be reduced if the longest dimension of the photo is larger than 3″.

At Infotrends last year I learned that 70% of Facebook users do not realize that Facebook saves only a low resolution photo. With the latest change, the resolution of a Facebook photo is still reduced; it is just not reduced as much. For this reason, the original photo will have the highest resolution and should be used whenever possible.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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