What resolution should I use for FaceBook?

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When I take a partial(!) screenshot from an image on my pc that I then use to upload as an attachment to birthday wishes on Facebook, the screenshot, whilst having the right size on my desktop becomes much bigger on Facebook and also blurry because of that.

Surely there is a trick to get the same results on Facebook as on desktop.

Any suggestions?
Maybe I should resize the dimensions of the source first?

Example:
Source is 5000x5000
When viewing the image I zoom out to what I think is right (decreasing the view to 15% of the original size)
Take the partial screenshot.
When checking the details of that screenshot, it is 222x130 (again, in this specific example)

Okay on screen, but way too big on Facebook.

Thanks!
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Mike62,

I would recommend you do a simple Google search on recommended FB image sizes. There are many guides out there, here are two of them:
https://louisem.com/120414/facebook-image-dimensions
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-image-sizes-marketers/

FaceBook does have best practices for different kinds of images and you need to follow them to ensure your images appear correctly.

Thanks for using Snagit.

Kelly


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Hi there

Personally, I'm on the facebook all the time. And it seems to handle images I throw at it nicely.

However, I do note that here in these forums the Get Satisfaction software shows any images I've captured at a size much larger than what I see on my PC. And I suspect it has something to do with the Display settings found when you minimize everything, then right-click the desktop wallpaper and choose "Display Settings". As you will note in my image below, mine are set to 125%.



So you may want to check your own settings and experiment. 

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick,

I hardly use Facebook to be honest. In the past I did and yes, generally the images were okay then, after being uploaded.

However, in this specific case, I am referring to adding an image on someone timeline in that sense that you are wishing someone a happy birthday and  -then-  add an image to the message.

As an example:



As for experimenting...
Not sure whether that is possible. I mean to say: I might add images to my timeline just to see what comes out, but probably I can't delete them anymore thereafter(??) and any friend will then see what I have added, whereas that wasn't actually idea.


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It's been my own experience that the facebook will stretch the image or shrink it to fit whatever the facebook size is on the device where it's being presented. On my laptop, the images appear to occupy about 732 pixels in width. I'm not sure exactly how many pixels my wife's smarty pants phone would present.

I regularly post images to see what they look like, then immediately delete them from the facebook. So I know that's possible. Then again, I do it from my PC and not a smarty pants phone. So there's that.

As for the experimentation, you could create a simple blank image to use to test with so as not to give away any surprises. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Sooo, just a short while ago I used my wife's phone to grab a screen capture of facebook and I zapped it over to my PC using TechSmith Fuse. For that screen capture with the phone in the hand held portrait mode, the image was an amazing 1033 pixels wide!

Not sure if matters, but her phone is a Samsung Galaxy 8. I'm guessing that like computers, different phones may likely have different resolutions.

Hopefully some of this helps in some way.

Cheers... Rick :)