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one of my Facebook accounts seem to have lost a significant amount of resolution Facebook (and other social media sites) compress photos while storing/displaying. Considering the amount of data that gets uploaded in these sites, its difficult to argue against it. This link talks about how you can minimize that to a small extent (but that article is old and ...


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Short answer: no. Especially not in the case of facebook, where you explicitely give them the right to use your images almost as they want. From their terms: Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos or videos) on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, ...


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The photos on one of my Facebook accounts seem to have lost a significant amount of resolution after they had already been posted. This is not damage, this is facebook deciding to not store the original resolution but work with a reduced resolution. They also strip most metadata. They are NOT A BACKUP SITE FOR YOUR PHOTOS. I used to think online ...


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None of 1-4 matter. All the major social networks (definitely including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) re-encode any uploaded photos with their own settings, optimised for their use case (reducing file size/bandwidth) rather than yours. Obviously they can't re-add quality that wasn't there, but they can and will remove any carefully optimised settings you ...


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I was wondering if it is possible to have the Sun acting as an aureole / halo and how to achieve desired effect? Yes, it is possible. However, without quite a bit of practice (both in setting up and using your camera, and in setting up the shot), I recommend you not try for the shot, and just enjoy the eclipse. You will only have at most 2 1/2 minutes of ...


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You are correct about the new photos section on 500px. I was very surprised when I posted my first photos on 500px and immediately started getting likes. Flickr has nothing like that. To get more views in Flickr you can post your photos into various groups. Some are better than others. You just have to search for ones that seem to have regular activity. ...


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tl;dr: Get a 24-70 F/2.8 zoom (35mm equivalent), if you're serious about wedding photography. Use what you have until you can afford one. (After that, save money for a 70-200mm F/2.8.) additional info: Your question is a bit vague. To just do a group shot, basically any lens will be ok, as long as you can use your feet. However, you want to take into ...


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As mentioned in Philip's answer, sites will re-compress to their own standards, but you might as well start off with as good an image as they'll let you upload. In brief:- Pixel dimensions, whatever they ask for. DPI/PPI has zero relevance for on-screen display. png if you need transparency, otherwise jpg. Related to 1. If they have a file-size limit, set ...


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i want to post my pictures with the same quality i see when i see them in my computer and directly on the camera. What you want generally isn't possible. Social media sites typically resize and recompress images with their own preferred settings. You cannot force them to do otherwise. If you must have images stored at the highest quality, you can purchase ...


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