Beginner Flickr

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Simon
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#1
Good evening,

Why do my images appear so much sharper on Flickr than on other web sites? Is there a technical reason?

Many thanks
Simon
 

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Krispy and Kremey
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Nod (NOT Ethel!!!)
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#3
If you let Flickr do any resizing, it'll do another round of sharpening as well - not always a good thing (it can [and often does] introduce sharpening artefacts such as halos.)
 
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Ant
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#4
If you let Flickr do any resizing, it'll do another round of sharpening as well - not always a good thing (it can [and often does] introduce sharpening artefacts such as halos.)
Ahhh, you know I've linked some flickr pics onto forums before using the smaller option and wondered why they looked different. Every day's a school day.
 

Nod

Krispy and Kremey
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#5
The way I work round it is to upload anything to Flickr after resizing to a size suitable for posting to the destination, for example this forum has a maximum size and file size limit (I forget exactly what now!) so I usually resize to 900x600 pixels and save at a quality that gives the required file size. No need for Flickr to resize and resharpen so artefacts avoided. Then again, I rarely post shots here anyway since IMO a decent size print is a far better option! I sometimes use the Upload a File button to upload a picture straight from my computer to the forum, again, after resizing and sharpening to suit.
 
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Jeff
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#6
1024 pixels on the longest edge ,though I sometimes use 1400 ,if it’s a upright or square either 950 or at most 1000
 
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Paul
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#7
If by other sites you mean Facebook and/or Instagram, they're terrible for overcompressing uploads.
 
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