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

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.