Facebook's Rolling Out High-Resolution Photo Sharing

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Infinite Zero, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero Almost!

    Apr 25, 2010
    United States

    As big fans of photo-sharing site Flickr, one of the most frustrating things about the popularity of photo sharing on social-networking site Facebook has always been the relatively terrible quality of Facebook's highly compressed photos. Starting today, that's changing.

    Over the next few weeks, Facebook will be rolling out support for high-res pictures for free to every user:

    "We're increasing the size of the photos stored from 720 pixels to 2048 pixels on the largest edge, for an 8 times increase overall. I'm really excited to be launching this feature. To see the quality of these pictures, you can view National Geographic's "Top-Rated Your Shot Photos (September)" album or Sports Illustrated's "Football Across America" album. Download high-resolution photos by clicking the "Download" link."

    They're also updating their photo viewer with a new lightbox interface (think Flickr's new galleries—dark background with the image popping out in the forefront). Chances are you're not seeing any of the updates in your account yet, but the rollout starts today, so if you aren't, you can expect it in the near future.[/p]

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    For me, this is really not necessary. But does this mean more stalking to HQ two-piece photos for men? [​IMG]
  2. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

    Apr 11, 2009
    I don't use facebook myself, but for most people this wil be an awsome thing to use!
  3. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Jul 4, 2008
    United States
    sweet! itll be easier to share pictures now....and some light facebook stalking. [​IMG]
  4. Gullwing

    Gullwing homo

    Dec 5, 2007
    United States
    Behind You
    At last!!! High res pictures!!
  5. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I just want them to start supporting animated gifs. I've got a bunch of gifs I need to post in my Funny Shit folder.

    For those of you who have me on Facebook, yes, there is a Funny Shit folder.
  6. craplame

    craplame GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 16, 2010
    United States
    This would make my sister happy since she uses Facebook 24/7. But, that's awesome. Took them long enough.
  7. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    This means I'm gonna have to ask a friend to reupload some photos I'd like in a higher resolution...
  8. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

    May 28, 2009
    Nice... [​IMG]