How to upload high resolution photos from iPhone to Facebook?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by tahaa7, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. tahaa7 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2014
    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?
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    That's a limitation of Facebook.
  3. Poontaco macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2014
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    1119x839 is what a photo I uploaded to FB from iPhoto resulted in.
  5. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

    Nov 1, 2005
    Simple answer 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.
  6. Poontaco macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2014
    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.
  7. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    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.
  8. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2011
    Hmm ... using the new Paper app ... uploaded some really high res ones and show up proper on timeline as well
  9. pat100 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2014
    Just upload via the website and they will be stored as 2048 resolution though the quality will be a little degraded. (True with the current version of the website)

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