How to upload high resolution photos from iPhone to Facebook?

tahaa7

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 2, 2014
4
0
When I upload a photo from my iPhone to Facebook, it gets terribly scaled down in terms of resolution. I've tried uploading directly with the Facebook for iPhone app, as well as from iOS' Photos app, and in both cases photos get terribly scaled down (to something like 720 px). I've even tried using Facebook Camera app, with the same results.

So how do I upload high(er) resolution photos from my iPhone to Facebook?
 

Tyler23

macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2010
5,652
157
Atlanta, GA
When I upload a photo from my iPhone to Facebook, it gets terribly scaled down in terms of resolution. I've tried uploading directly with the Facebook for iPhone app, as well as from iOS' Photos app, and in both cases photos get terribly scaled down (to something like 720 px). I've even tried using Facebook Camera app, with the same results.

So how do I upload high(er) resolution photos from my iPhone to Facebook?
That's a limitation of Facebook.
 

Poontaco

macrumors regular
Feb 2, 2014
239
154
When I upload a photo from my iPhone to Facebook, it gets terribly scaled down in terms of resolution. I've tried uploading directly with the Facebook for iPhone app, as well as from iOS' Photos app, and in both cases photos get terribly scaled down (to something like 720 px). I've even tried using Facebook Camera app, with the same results.

So how do I upload high(er) resolution photos from my iPhone to Facebook?
iPhoto
 

MalcolmJID

macrumors 6502a
Nov 1, 2005
711
86
England
Simple answer is...you can't. Facebook applies a lot of compression to save on their bandwidth and you can't get around it.

Use Flickr or something similarly specialised.
 

Poontaco

macrumors regular
Feb 2, 2014
239
154
I haven't actually used iPhoto on the iPhone to transfer to Facebook.
I use it on my iPad to upload pictures to Facebook. And, they are much better quality than any other method I've tried.
 

Altis

macrumors 68030
Sep 10, 2013
2,986
4,479
Simple answer is...you can't. Facebook applies a lot of compression to save on their bandwidth and you can't get around it.

Use Flickr or something similarly specialised.
Facebook does allow high quality photos for some time now (I think partially to squash any hope G+ might have had). It still compressed the quality somewhat but 1080p seems to work.

To upload high quality photos to Facebook, you will need a proper computer I believe.
 

SanjeevRana

macrumors 6502a
Aug 2, 2011
607
10
Hmm ... using the new Paper app ... uploaded some really high res ones and show up proper on timeline as well
 

pat100

macrumors newbie
Jul 26, 2014
14
0
Just upload via the website m.facebook.com and they will be stored as 2048 resolution though the quality will be a little degraded. (True with the current version of the website)
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.