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Best way to export NEF files to JPG for best Facebook quality in GIMP?

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#1 ashleyxxpiano


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

Hey I'm looking for compression and exporting recommendations!

Unfortunately, I took an awesome picture of a drone in flight while my Nikon was set to save NEF / RAW files.... So I have this great shot I've edited in Gimp and it appears crystal clear until I upload it to Facebook.

I've tried setting it to Facebook's sizing recommendations (720px, 960px or 2048px wide) as well as compressing the file size to under 100KB. I export it to JPG for my personal color preferences. The picture looks great on my computer still, and then I upload it to an HD folder on Facebook and it's disgusting... 

Anyone know the exact parameters I should use in GIMP or what I should set each individual compression option to when exporting? Any advice is appreciated!!! I want this photo to sparkle online a little more than what I've been able to achieve so far. Thanks!

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#2 Claire22


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:04 AM

Facebook compress all the images uploaded to it. Facebook supports photos that are either 720 px, 960 px or 2048 px on their longest edge. Any other sizes will have their dimensions reduced automatically and it results in a low quality image. Have you tried to upload the Facebook images in a PNG file because i read somewhere that Facebook allow the users to upload the PNG file at any size?

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