I upload photos to my Facebook page using the latest Lightroom. I'm wondering if there are some tips or tricks, or maybe hidden options on Facebook that makes the images served to the viewers higher quality. Facebook automatically compresses the images, for them to save bandwidth I guess. But the version that you get when in theatre mode is really ugly, compared to the original one. There are lots of JPG compression artifacts. However, Facebook can serve the higher quality versions if you enter fullscreen mode. Photos viewed in fullscreen mode are really much better.
So the question is:
- Are there tricks that I can do on the JPG file format/compression to increase quality in theatre mode?
- Are there tricks that I can do on the image itself, so when Facebook compresses it, fewer artifacts are visible?
- Can I ask Facebook (because my page is in the category "Photographer") to serve my pictures to the clients in theatre mode with higher quality?
Here is a piece of a picture viewed in theatre mode:
And this is the actual local file, scaled to approximately the same size:
Look at the fingers for detail difference. Also note the rainbow-ish artifacts on the left glass. Also the white suit of the guy serving the drinks looks simply dirty, while it definitely wasn't.