Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,858   Posts: 1,583,106   Online: 926
      
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    10

    Flickr Compression

    Hi there,

    I'm hoping someone may be able to offer me some quick advice.

    I've been trying to find the ideal way to scan and save my prints and upload them to Flickr without it massacring them with bad compression. I'm not concerned about image size (I usually upload 500px-wide images so that Flickr doesn't resize them), but I am concerned about the sharpness, and clearness of my scans. I try to preserve the visible grain in my scans, but the compression tends to mash it all together and make it look pretty awful. This still proves to be a problem when I save my images at the highest quality of .jpg and even as a .png.

    Anyone else struggled with this? Any ideas?

  2. #2
    wclark5179's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    505
    Is it Flickr doing the compression? Or when you are getting ready to upload?

    I only use Flickr for volunteer work I do for Toastmasters and I upload the full file size and it seems to work. I use cable. Am I doing something wrong?

    I've got a Picasa site that I use. I've got Picas's uploader tool installed on my Mac and I can choose various upload sizes and I use the faster upload of 1000 pixels. You can look at my web site and it's a slideshow from Picasa that I pasted the html in my index page. Do the photos look OK?
    Bill Clark

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    OH
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,789
    Images
    2
    I upload full size photos to flickr. Never had a problem with the compression they use. They do seem to apply some sharpening to the downsized images, but that doesn't bother me that much. In fact it makes sense...

  4. #4
    BradS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    S.F. Bay Area, California
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    4,083
    Images
    1
    How to scan for flickr?

    How does that have anything to do with APUG?

  5. #5
    SuzanneR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,747
    Images
    139
    This is off topic for APUG.... you might try asking over at our sister site, HybridPhoto. Or use the search function for threads on scanning, there are threads pertaining to uploading pictures/scans to the APUG galleries that might also help with uploading to Flickr

    http://www.hybridphoto.com/forums/home.php
    Last edited by SuzanneR; 05-10-2010 at 01:28 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: added link and more info



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin