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Depending upon the browser you're using, you may not be comparing apples-to-apples (or jpegs-to-jpegs in this case). Facebook added the .webp compression for uploaded photos a while back and displays them in that format within browsers that support WebP. Details on the WebP format are available at: A good ...


Exporting from Lightroom or Photoshop should convert the image to sRGB for Web consumption. The reason you may see the same image differently in Lightroom, Photoshop, and a Web browser may lie in several factors: Whether the image is converted to sRGB or not The browser used, not all browsers are color managed Display calibration and profiling, which is a ...


What I'm wondering is, why do my pictures not look the same across the board?! I'm sure I will have an experience that one time I upload a picture to Facebook or somewhere online and the picture not coming looking good. It is not possible to tell from a screenshot what Facebook did to your picture, but I would not be surprised if it converted it ...


The images look different because of different color spaces. To fix it stop using ProPhoto RGB color space and instead use sRGB to produce consistent results for web. Secondarily, determine if your browser is capable of managing color spaces and find out what it is using. Also, ensure your monitor is properly calibrated using a hardware solution.


Facebook applies a pretty aggressive compression and resize to the uploaded images to save space and bandwidth. This should not change colors (it actually does, but adding artifacts, not changing tones), unless the source image has an "unsupported" color profile for the compression library. I experienced some color issues while compressing JPEGs made with ...


Facebook themselves have a guide that answers the why here. Use images that are at least 1200 x 630 pixels for the best display on high resolution devices. At the minimum, you should use images that are 600 x 315 pixels to display link page posts with larger images. If your image is smaller than 600 x 315 px, it will still display in the link ...


What I generally do is just put direct links to the full size image on my Facebook page. This results in the oneboxing kicking in and automatically converting it to an image like you see there. I don't personally use a paid service, but rather put my images on my owncloud instance which I run myself, but there is no reason you shouldn't be able to use a ...

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