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My bitmap files lose quality when I upload them

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I've run into this problem a few times. I'll make a graphic on Inkscape, export it as a png (usually around 600x800), and it will come out high quality. Then when I upload that png online (usually to facebook but in this case craigslist), it'll come out poorer quality, like this:

 

49872453372_2cea41ceb7_m.jpg

 

I know very little about this sort of stuff, so is it because it's a .png? Or the file size? Or one of the things that pop up on the Inkscape export menu? (fyi I have no clue what any of those are)

 

49872465732_e9effdb1de_o.png

 

Thanks to whoever can help!

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Facebook compresses uploaded images.

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31 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Facebook compresses uploaded images.

 

Is there anything I can do to an image to mitigate the effect this has on pic quality?

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I don't think so, you're really at the mercy of the hosting sites as to how large they'll allow your uploads to be. I save jpegs at 12 on the slider in Photoshop. Imgur doesn't mess too much with concept art I've uploaded there, I don't think, but those are simple compared to actual photographs, and I've never done a side-by-side to check. Facebook artifacts the hell out of everything.

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38 minutes ago, the admiral said:

I don't think so, you're really at the mercy of the hosting sites as to how large they'll allow your uploads to be. I save jpegs at 12 on the slider in Photoshop. Imgur doesn't mess too much with concept art I've uploaded there, I don't think, but those are simple compared to actual photographs, and I've never done a side-by-side to check. Facebook artifacts the hell out of everything.

 

alright good to know then, thanks

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