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Old 01-02-2009, 02:23 AM
Artaud Artaud is offline
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Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebook

Hi all,

I'm a forum newbie and a hobby photographer, getting a little more serious these days.

I shoot with a Canon 40D and tweak in CS3.

In uploading pics to Facebook, I seem to lose almost all the edits, bar cropping. Is all my faffing about with hue and levels for nothing?

Obviously Facebook uploading involves a lot of quality crunching, but I shouldn't imagine it was this bad!

Here's a simple example of what I'm talking about:

My edited image, as grabbed from my desktop:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=123tt0x&s=5

And how it appears when uploaded to Facebook:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2iaes0z&s=5

Anyone have any hints or suggestions?

Cheers!

Gib
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:18 AM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

it could be that facebook is stripping any color profiles in your original file...
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:55 AM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

I have no problem at all with facebook
so sorry cannot help
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:46 AM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

Thanks guys.

Some additional info:
* I have tried taking a grab (using Mac's Grab program) of the edited file and posting that to Facebook to no avail.
* I have tried saving and posting the file as .PNG to no avail.
* I have tried posting from Aperture using the Facebook plug-in to no avail.
* I have not tried posting from a different computer. I have a PC somewhere that I could use.
* I've noticed that my dodge and burns and crops seem to be translating, just not the colour or level info.

I guess it could be a Facebook bug/temporary problem. It's no big deal, seems as it's just friends that will be seeing the Facebook versions, it's just annoying.

Cheers,
Gib
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:00 AM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

This is probably because you lose the color profile somewhere on the way.

Open your image in photoshop, go to edit, and colorprofile--choose convert to. You'll probably see that you're working with the AdobeRBG color profile. Choose sRGB (somewhere up top). Click OK, and your file is now in sRBG. Try uploading the picture again, and you'll see the color you intended.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:47 PM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

'Tis true, Mac!

The original colour tweaks were in AdobeRGB. I'm pretty sure I changed it to sRGB for the final save, but I'll give it another go from the start and see if that's the cure for what ails me.

Cheers!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:35 PM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

If you are shooting large images.. Resize your image to around 800 px then use "Save for Web" (Alt+Shft+Ctrl+S) click the little circled triangle near where optimized is checked... then enter 100 in the pop-up.. click "OK" then click "Save" and rename the photo to anything other than the original name.. Use this copy of your picture for "FaceBook"
FaceBook will reduce the images further.. to well under 100k and the long side to around 604 pixels
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:51 AM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

Your uploaded image to Facebook has your monitor profile Color LCD info that's where it's going wrong use srgb.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:02 AM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

Thanks again, all.

My camera was set to shoot in AdobeRGB, which was indeed the root of the problem. Using OlBaldy's method and a couple I found around the 'Net, I've lessened the problem somewhat.

Cheers!
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:44 AM
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Re: Losing color (edits?) when uploading to Facebo

I realize this topic is dead but I had the same problem recently and fixed it by converting the color profile in Photoshop to "Color LCD" instead of "sRGB".
(Pictures look great on fb now.)
Changing the size, etc.. doesn't affect the color so try changing your image in PS to Color LCD and see if that works
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