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I've bought the New iPad and have been using iPhoto to upload my pictures to Facebook. However, when I view them the quality doesn't look good. When browsed from the desktop Facebook site, the site does not provide a high quality version to download either.

How can I upload high quality images to Facebook from my iPad?

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The current answers do not provide a solution to the problem. The official Facebook app for iOS lowers the resolution considerably when compared to the desktop upload option.

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I think that iPhoto would not give you a choice of photo resolution. Just upload the photos through the Facebook app for iPad.

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The official Facebook app lowers the resolution considerably compared to uploading from the desktop website. This answer is not correct. –  dpollitt 21 hours ago

I uploaded a photo through Facebook, but it had bad quality, so I tried uploading it with iPhoto, and it did it with the highest quality. I also compared a the quality difference between uploading it with the FaceBook app and the iPad version of iPhoto and it too looked better!

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Probably the best way is to do it through Safari. As far as I know Safari doesn't change the size or quality of uploaded images.

Keep in mind that max size in pixels of an image on Facebook currently is limited to 2048x2048px. If you try to upload a bigger image Facebook will resize and reencode it automatically and the result will not be optimal.

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Perfect! I just tested this answer out and from the mobile Facebook site on Safari for iOS I was able to upload an image at 2048x2048(or currently the max for FB). Thank you! –  dpollitt 11 hours ago
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Thanks for testing it out. Was quality as good as you expected it to be? –  iskra 11 hours ago

Have you tried using the official Facebook app?

http://www.facebook.com/mobile/ipad

This allows you to upload pictures directly from your iPad photo library and providing those are of sufficient quality you should be ok.

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The official Facebook app lowers the resolution considerably compared to uploading from the desktop website. This answer is not correct. –  dpollitt 21 hours ago

The Facebook Camera app will allow you to upload photos in higher resolution. Most other apps (incl. the offical facebook app) will convert the photo to low res before uploading.

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There is no "Facebook Camera App". This answer is not correct. –  dpollitt 21 hours ago

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