1. sparker

    sparker

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    Simon
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    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
     
  2. mickledore

    mickledore

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    Compression to fit the other sites reduces sharpness.
     
  3. Nod

    Nod Kronus

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    Nod (NOT Ethel!!!)
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    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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  4. NewBeetle

    NewBeetle

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    Ant
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    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.
     
  5. Nod

    Nod Kronus

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    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.
     
  6. the black fox

    the black fox

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    Jeff
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    1024 pixels on the longest edge ,though I sometimes use 1400 ,if it’s a upright or square either 950 or at most 1000
     
  7. The W

    The W

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    Paul
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    If by other sites you mean Facebook and/or Instagram, they're terrible for overcompressing uploads.
     
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