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What's the deal with Flickr and over-sharpening?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Yeats, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I notice many - but not all - of my photos posted on Flickr are over-sharpened when viewed at anything other than the original resolution. I typically upload pics at 1280 pixels wide by (usually) 960 or 854 pixels tall. When I insert them here at the Large (1024x768) size, many of them appear horribly over-sharpened.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi SC Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2012
    Madison, WI
    I think it has to do with the fact that you're uploading a size that is close to, but different from, the Large option. I used to do the same thing and had some amazingly over-sharpened images, but since I switched to uploading larger originals the problem has gone away.
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I had the same observation as Fin. If you upload at 1024px or original size they won't be oversharpened.
     
  4. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Thanks for the responses, fellas. I'll experiment with different image sizes when I upload.
     
  5. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    Amin, Could you please direct me to uploading instructions? I seem to have forgotten how.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  7. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David