Over the next couple of weeks, FaceBook wlll be rolling-out a new feature to its users that would allow upload and download of high-resolution pictures up to 2048 pixels in width.
We’re increasing the size of the photos stored from 720 pixels to 2048 pixels on the largest edge, for an 8 times increase overall. I’m really excited to be launching this feature. To see the quality of these pictures, you can view National Geographic’s “Top-Rated Your Shot Photos (September)” album or Sports Illustrated’s “Football Across America” album. Download high-resolution photos by clicking the “Download” link.
Another interesting change is the addition of a Lightbox UI to their current photo viewer. Soon after, you can click an image from your wall, from a friend’s wall for something that’s just in your news feed and a black box containing the image with your usual FaceBook options will appear.