It is a common problem that is discussed on nearly every social network, and on nearly every photography forum: How to save your images for the web so that they look the best when viewed on Facebook, or 500px, or any other website you may be uploading your images to.


Phlearn’s Aaron Nace, courtesy of CreativeLive’s Photoshop Week, shares how to save your images for the web using Photoshop. This 8 minute video is a great step-by-step walk through for anyone who wants their images to look as great on the web as they do on their¬†screen at home.

Aaron takes you through choosing your color space, what image format to save the file in, and what quality settings to use for the best results. This has got to be one of the most in-depth ‘saving for the web’ videos that I have seen personally, and it taught me some things that I was not aware of. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to check it out; your Facebook followers and photography site will thank you.

If you are exporting from Lightroom, you can take advantage of the¬†SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System‘s Export ‘Web/Blog/Email’ preset, which will also give you some great results.

What are your thoughts on saving your images for the web? What tips and tricks do you use to get the most out of your web images? Leave a comment below and share the info!