Facebook upgrades site with high-res photos, streamlined photo viewing, and bulk tagging

by Knowlton Thomas | Culture

facebookFacebook announced today some upgrades worth a mention: first, the ability to share high-resolution photos. Second, to browse photos in a streamlined manner that doesn't require separate page loads for each photo. And third, bulk "tagging." These features will roll out over the next month, beginning tonight for select users.

The resolution for photos uploaded to Facebook can now exceed 2,000 pixels, a huge jump from the old 720 cap. Photos can also be downloaded more easily from Facebook to computer.

The bulk tagging feature does not boast face-recognition technology, as previously rumoured. But if you tag somebody, the technology will attempt to recognize that same face throughout an album and re-tag them.

Solid - and necessary - improvements for a site that sees millions of photos uploaded per day.

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Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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