Recently our artist got fed up. He got tired of seeing his beautifully crafted images lose all quality when uploaded to Facebook. We tried many combination of image sizes, formats, and resolutions – every image we put on Facebook seemed to upload horribly. We got to a point where we looked at bigger brand’s Facebook pages, with their gorgeous picture quality, and were sure there was a conspiracy against our images.
Thinking back on what I used to do for mobile games that used a lot of 2D art, I suddenly rememberd that PNG compressors exist. I ran our original PNG through the compressor, and was amazed at the results.
In a nutshell, these are the steps we took:
- Create your image normally
- Resize image to a more manageable size (we had ours at 800 x 800 pixels)
- Save as a PNG
- Run the image through a PNG compressor, such as CompressPNG
- Upload to Facebook!
Yes, it’s that easy. The difference in quality was incredible. As a comparison, take a look at our other attempts below.
I hope this blog post helps someone with their own Facebook compression headaches. We are going to continue to try and upload the best possible images, and if we find an even better way we’ll definitely make another post. 😊 If you have any tricks that you use yourself, let us know in the comments or on Facebook!