How To Make Your Photos Look Their Best On Facebook!

Updated: Jan 10

Have you ever posted a photo on Facebook and was disappointed by how TERRIBLE they look?! You are not alone! The recent algorithm changes has all photo lovers thrown for a loop.


As professional photographers, it didn’t take long under the new algorithm changes for us to start searching for a better option for posting our work on Facebook. We found a quick workflow to creating top quality web ready images that will look PERFECT on Facebook

For this tutorial, you will need Lightroom and Photoshop.


1. Sharpen Image in Lightroom a little more than you normally would. This will translate most when you downsize your image for Facebook.

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 9.21.58 PM

2. Export your image to have an original high resolution version of your photo!


3. Open your image in Photoshop.Facebook allows images to be a maximum of 2048 pixels on their longest edge. You will want to resize your image before proceeding.

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 8.39.35 PM

4. Duplicate your background layer. Zoom in to 100% (by pressing command -> + on a mac) in order to see exactly how the sharpness is being applied to your image.


Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 9.13.28 PM.png

5. Filter -> Other -> High Pass


facebook_sharpen_how_to.jpg

6. Set the radius no higher than 1.0 pixels and press okay. Play around with what works best for your image. Larger file images we use 1.0. Smaller files I would probably drop the radius lower than 1.0 in order to not over sharpen.


high_pass_tutorial.jpg

7. Set the background copy layer blending mode to Overlay. For a little extra sharpening you can set you blending mode to Vivid Light


overlay_screenshot_tutorial.jpg

8. Flatten image. Save your image as a .png file rather than a .jpeg file. This will translate in a larger file size because of the way Facebook compression algorithm handles png files.


png_tutorial.jpg

9. Your image is ready to share on Facebook!


EJ2_6712_web

Comment below and let us know how it works for you!


Don’t forget to SHARE with a friend who needs to know this!<3 Erin & Jake Photography www.erinjakephotography.comFollow Erin & Jake Photography on social media:


FACEBOOK   –   INSTAGRAM  –  TWITTER   –   YOUTUBE

#facebook #imageediting #photoediting

0 views0 comments