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  1. #1
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    Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?
    The problem: I'm editing big on a 34" Monitor that is designed to be a perferct PS monitor colors perfect, everything. Great!

    Not great.

    Why?

    On my screen, I've got skin detail intact, colors are looking great and even...but on FB all the details are lost to 2048 maximum width and what happens is
    it looks like I've over-edited.

    Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?-dsc_0512.jpg
    This photo represents case-in-point. The pale skin was a choice, "gothy" but porcelain doll finish was not intended and not what I was seeing in full-res. The problem is everyone is seeing this on FB and Insta on a phone.

    I don't want to be this guy...

    Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?-howtophotoshopfeatt.jpg

    How are you all handling this or is my "style" of editing simply not anywhere near what anyone is doing in the first place?

    Thanks


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  2. #2
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Sounds like your monitor isn't calibrated. There are two elements to calibrating a monitor, one of the most important is adjusting the monitor's brightness controls within the lighting for the room its in...

    Second phase is using a monitor colorimeter to adjust the colors... <--this is a hardware device used in conjunction with software that adjusts and corrects your monitors colors to known standards...

    Search for "monitor calibration"...

  3. #3
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    My Monitor is allegedly already aligned to standards like Adobe RGB which is what I work in. I can tell the difference big time between it and my 2nd monitor. I'm not sure if the pre-calibrated monitor needs more calibration? If so, I quit.

    As for the brightness/room...I've heard about this but in all fairness when I'm looking between my phone/tablets/monitors I'm not seeing a brightness or contrast problem only a washout of detail due to image shrinkage, which is what I was writing about in original post.

  4. #4
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    It's not you or the monitor. FB's coding trashes all photos. I don't bother anymore.
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    What body are you using? When I upload to Facebook, I upload full size images but haven't experienced your issue. Facebook used to offer a choise of hi-res images or regular although I haven't seen the option in a very long time. The hi-res option downloaded at 96dpi whereas the normal was 72dpi. Is there any way you can find out if you have a choice?

    Or can you lower your resolution yourself before uploading to Facebook? But how big are those files before you are uploading them?
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  6. #6
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Everything these days is mobile-first. Make sure your images are:


    • 720, 960, or 2048px wide (height doesn't matter)
    • JPG format, RGB color
    • Less than 15mb


    Anything outside of those parameters and you're playing with fire. Facebook will compress, resize and make your images look like crap. Most phones are using AMOLED or QHD displays (many have HDR built in as well), which are different from your PC monitor.

  7. #7
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    I'm using Z6 with 85mm 1.4

  8. #8
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelus1 View Post
    I'm using Z6 with 85mm 1.4
    So what are you using to upload your images to Facebook? I upload mine directly from my PC. If you are using a tablet or phone, those tend to compress images on their own. If you using one of those, your files might be getting compressed twice.
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  9. #9
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    So what are you using to upload your images to Facebook? I upload mine directly from my PC. If you are using a tablet or phone, those tend to compress images on their own. If you using one of those, your files might be getting compressed twice.
    I'm exporting for web (Legacy) out of PS with jpg at 100% and I reduce size to 2048 width.

  10. #10
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    Re: Are you editing for "Big" or have you surrendered to the small screen?

    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.
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