Facebook Ups Photo Resolution So Everyone Will See Your Giant Pores

No one’s perfect, not even after a few layers of makeup to cover that exponentially expanding zit, and now everyone will get to see those imperfections up close on Facebook. The social networking site announced they’re automatically showing photos in “the highest resolution possible.”

MSNBC.com says today’s announcements by Facebook of “enhancements” to its photo viewer will mean the world gets to be up close and personal with your pictures. Yay?

On a large display, photos will show up as much as “4 times bigger than before.” If you want to creep on your crush to the max, you’ll be able to expand photos to take up the entire computer screen in Firefox or Chrome. So brush up on your PhotoShop skills if you’re self-conscious.

Check out Facebook’s Engineering page for all the nitty gritty details on its new photo enhancements, or peruse tools in its Photo Viewer page in the Help Center. Or maybe just refuse to ever put up another picture of yourself in a swimsuit ever again.

Facebook photos go high-resolution [MSNBC]


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  1. Blueskylaw says:

    Is that a poppy seed stuck between your teeth?

  2. r-nice says:

    Surprised it took them this long.

  3. mister_roboto says:

    Does this mean they won’t use that shitty jpeg conversion too?

  4. RecordStoreToughGuy_RidesTheWarpOfSpaceIntoTheWombOfNight says:

    Awesome! Now I can see even more detail on the accidental upskirt posted by the girl I totally should have asked out years ago and don’t still have feelings for why are you looking at me like that?

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  5. Mambru says:

    retinal scan anyone? (wearing tinfoil hat)

  6. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDave‚Ñ¢ says:


  7. Doubting thomas says:

    So Facebook does something good and allows for higher resolution photos to be uploaded and because it is Facebook there has to be anti-Facebook snark in the headline and article.

    Sorry if you are insecure about how you look in high res photos, but pro-tip. If you are ugly in high-res photos you are ugly in real life.

    • kosmo @ The Soap Boxers says:

      Yeah, I don’t get this either. If you don’t want the picture viewed in high resolutions, then save it as a lower resolution.

      On the web site for family photos, I have the images at a far lower resolution than the originals, to allow speedy viewing by visitors. I just run all the images through a script. Takes very little time.

  8. JonBoy470 says:

    Why the hate?! This is awesome! One less reason to waste money printing out photos. Plus, gotta do something to justify the retina display on the “Resolutionary new iPad”

  9. doctor.mike says:

    The “engineering page” tells nothing at all about what the maximum resolution will be. Also, it does not say if they will continue to over compress images to the point of being unusable. I just received a copy of a FB picture that was originally 4.5 MB in size and FB reduced and compressed to 75 kb. Not usable

    If they continue to destroy peoples’ carefully named files to that annoying string of random numbers, it’s another fail.

    It is a shame that mediocrity is now the norm in “photography” whit so many people never looking at pictures on other than a tiny phone screen.

  10. sj_user1 says:

    Good. If you don’t like it upload photos with a lower resolution.