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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    if you are not doing your own resizing specifically for Facebook then that is your problem, not your monitor. Everything I upload gets resized (generally to a JPEG 1920px on the long end saved at 70 for the quality setting) before uploading to avoid FB software changing anything. What I see on my monitor is what I see online, provided that I click on the image and view it expanded and not just embedded in the news feed. It does compress previews for the thumbnails but it doesn't seem to have issues creating them from what I upload.

    How you resize also makes a huge difference as well. There's an action in Tony Kuyper's Tool Panel that I've been using that does a wonderful job of resizing to smaller sizes. I'm sure the specific steps buried within are out there somewhere.
    Even when taking all steps to ensure your images are uploaded properly, there is still no guarantee that whomever sees them are going to be using a monitor set up to see them properly. Even so, it isn't going to happen if the images are not properly uploaded like you discuss, Jake.

    As far as your question is concerned, I edit for me. Hopefully, every now and then I take a shot that I want to print, and that is where the initial shot and editing really matter.

    And I got off FB months ago when my work informed me that they pay attention to not only what I posted, but also what others posted on my page and what "friends" posted elsewhere as well.

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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Even when taking all steps to ensure your images are uploaded properly, there is still no guarantee that whomever sees them are going to be using a monitor set up to see them properly. Even so, it isn't going to happen if the images are not properly uploaded like you discuss, Jake.
    Agreed 100%. We can only hope that anything we upload doesn't get screwed up too badly by the software on the site we're uploading to (here included), but we can work to make sure that we've provided an image with a minimum chance of experiencing catastrophic change, and that's what I believe I've been able to do - at least on Facebook. That said, as you mentioned there is nothing we can do if the person viewing it is doing so on a device that will not show it well. And since that's the case I've stopped caring. I have two calibrated monitors (and yes, a monitor purchased as calibrated can benefit from additional calibration for the light in the room in which it will be used) and if it's good on them I will not lose sleep caring about what it looks like on yours.
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    if you are not doing your own resizing specifically for Facebook then that is your problem, not your monitor. Everything I upload gets resized (generally to a JPEG 1920px on the long end saved at 70 for the quality setting) before uploading to avoid FB software changing anything. What I see on my monitor is what I see online, provided that I click on the image and view it expanded and not just embedded in the news feed. It does compress previews for the thumbnails but it doesn't seem to have issues creating them from what I upload.

    How you resize also makes a huge difference as well. There's an action in Tony Kuyper's Tool Panel that I've been using that does a wonderful job of resizing to smaller sizes. I'm sure the specific steps buried within are out there somewhere.
    Question for you Jake, do you leave your resolution at 300 but save the jpeg with 70% quality?
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