Facebook Adds Full-screen Photo Viewing

March 22, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Websites | 3 Comments |
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Facebook has announced a few enhancements to its photo viewer, including support for high-resolution photos and full-screen viewing. Now the photo viewer will automatically display photos in the highest resolution possible, and you can expand the photo viewer to take up your entire computer screen. Note that this functionality enhancement only applies if you are using the latest version of Firefox or Chrome. Additionally, Facebook will now assign a simplified sRGB profile to every image, including thumbnails. You can read about this update at the website below.

Website: Facebook Engineering

Facebook Press Release

Improving the Photos Experience

March 22, 2012

Today we’re announcing a few enhancements to our photo viewer, including high-resolution photos and fullscreen viewing.

High-Resolution Photos

Now the photo viewer will automatically display photos in the highest resolution possible. On a large display, this can be up to 4 times bigger than before.

Fullscreen View

Starting today, you can expand the photo viewer to take up your entire computer screen.

If you’re using the latest version of Firefox or Chrome, click the arrows at the top-right corner of a photo to expand to fullscreen.

To read about more photo updates, visit Facebook Engineering.

To learn about the tools you can use to make your photos look better, visit the Help Center.



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#1 Marvin

Pretty cool. I wonder how is will effect the use of copyrighted photos on Facebook.

9:39 pm - Thursday, March 22, 2012

#2 Photographer

Importing picture is affected badly by quality of jpeg even at low dimension as usually were accepted ( like 900pixels), means there is a strong algorithm of reduction, maybe 30% instead of a good 65-75%

10:39 am - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

#3 Andy

It's about time, it always annoyed me that people called Facebook the biggest photo-sharing website when you could only share such a small photograph.

4:01 pm - Monday, April 16, 2012