Facebook: Bigger Photos For Better Viewing

by Klaus on March 11, 2010

in Facebook

604px vs 720px (scaled down)

Ever since I started using Facebook, I’ve wondered why our uploaded photos always showed in such a low resolution, without the possiblity of enlarging them.

Now, Facebook has begun increasing upload size for photos from the previous 604 pixels maximum size, to 720 pixels, an increase of almost 20%.

I think 720 pixels is still quite low, it should be even bigger than that. But it’s better than before, so lets just appreciate that Facebook finally did something about it.

Older photos does not automatically resize, but new uploaded photos will. The new resolution is not available for everyone yet, it will be gradually be launched for all users over the next few days.

Read more articles about Facebook!

Comments & Leave a Comment


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Perry March 11, 2010 at 16:12

About time that we can put higher quality photos on facebook!

Our readers will love this. Thanks for the heads-up!
.-= Perry´s last blog ..Best Feisol Tripods: Reviews of Feisol CT-3442 Tripod =-.


Klaus @ TechPatio March 15, 2010 at 00:21

I agree Perry, but it’s still a rather low quality, considering that it’s year 2010 🙂 But as I wrote, it’s better than nothing. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Friday Flick Find: REGEN (Amazing short film, Making Of & Bloopers) =-.


Suhasini March 11, 2010 at 16:37

Nice article klaus, this will help Facebook viewers to get a better experience.


Klaus @ TechPatio March 15, 2010 at 00:21

It sure will 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Suhasini.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..How To: iCal Birthday Reminders With Alarm (iCalBirthdays 2.0) =-.


Anne Moss March 12, 2010 at 10:12

About time too… I always figured their picture size was way too small.
.-= Anne Moss´s last blog ..Would You Try Human Milk Dairy Products? =-.


Klaus @ TechPatio March 15, 2010 at 00:22

Me too, Anne. It’s incredible why they have stuck with that low resolution for so long time.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Friday Flick Find: REGEN (Amazing short film, Making Of & Bloopers) =-.


Siftage March 14, 2010 at 22:01

I hadn’t noticed but that is good to know. I always hated how small the images were on Facebook. It’s not much of an increase but a little bigger is always better.


Jaq | Web Design June 16, 2010 at 13:15

When you’ve got in excess of 400 million subscribers (and growing…fast!), and all of them are downloading and uploading pictures, it means you’ve got more data being handled and transferred than even Google’s servers!

No wonder the folks at facebook are keeping the images smallish. Imagine people uploading 5MB – 10MB pictures they’ve shot at max resolution on their digital cameras. Something is bound to give….


Deleted Picture Recovery Software September 22, 2010 at 11:38

I think this new upgrade in Facebook will provoke so many persons to upload more and more photos and manage their album there. High pixels means high resolution and high resolution means more photos.



Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 4 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: