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Earlier this week, we all got to endure irate status updates and Tweets about Facebook's new photo viewer, which ineviteably faded away after a few hours. Now that the dust has settled, it's clear that Facebook has emerged as a tremendous last-ditch backup utility for your cherished photos.
For a few weeks before the new lightbox viewer went live, Facebook has been giving users the option of uploading their photos in high resolution, which compresses them to 2048 pixels wide, rather than the paltry 720 pixels that we've been used to. Though the difference isn't evident in the viewer itself, you can download the high resolution via a link on the bottom left of the photo. This is great for archiving pictures of yourself that friends took, or saving albums from parties without risking your own camera. The images aren't full resolution, but they're big enough to look good on your computer screen.
Read on to learn how to use Facebook photos in a crisis