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Image dimension requirement for Spotlight Hubs (http://bit.ly/11JUeDV)

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    So I just wrote a hub and although it is published, and it shows up in my account area... when I try to spotlight it, it doesn't show up at all. I tried leaving the site and returning... I don't know why it isn't showing up as an option in my drop down menu. Its called Silo dreams and I even checked under different titles (cause the first one wasn't accepted) but its just not there.

  2. mr-veg profile image58
    mr-vegposted 4 years ago

    This might be the answer "Select up to 6 Hubs to showcase at the top of your profile. These Hubs must include a photo that is at least 200x150 pixels."

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Here is the related FAQ entry:
      http://hubpages.com/faq/#HubsOnProfile

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Matthew.

        Oh my word! Would you look at the extremely technical name I gave this thread! Im like some kind of genius!

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    mr-vegposted 4 years ago

    Just checked your image is 260 X 115 pixel , so it doesn't fit the criteria wink

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Really? A pic. can keep it from being in the drop down menu for spotlighted material? Interesting. Im so bummed. It was a perfect pic. sad
      Thanks!

      1. mr-veg profile image58
        mr-vegposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        yeah, these are software program criteria so when it says 200 X 150 pixels or more, it need to be a bigger and larger image ! yw happy to help smile  just get some other image in which is larger, you sure will find a better one so cheer up smile

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You were right. A new pic. fixed the issue. Thanks again. smile

          1. mr-veg profile image58
            mr-vegposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That's awesome !! Glad to help you Beth smile hope you had a good day so far !!

            1. Simone Smith profile image91
              Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks so much for helping Beth37 out, mr-veg! You rock!

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    mr-vegposted 4 years ago

    Thanks Simone !! happy to help !

  5. Howard S. profile image84
    Howard S.posted 4 years ago

    If you really like that "perfect pic," there are two things you can do to keep it.
    1) Open it in photo editing software to resize it so that it meets the minimum size. This will make it slightly grainy at full resolution, but you can display it at half or quarter size.
    2) Add a second larger photo--it sounds like you only have the one now. Place the perfect pic first and the larger one second. The perfect pic will display next to your summary, but the larger one will be used for the spotlight. This second tactic is outlined in greater detail in my hub on Photo Capsule Advanced Techniques. See the paragraph just above where the link below will take you. Note that this hub actually uses that tactic; the second image is the one in my spotlight series, while the first image appears next to summaries.
    http://howards.hubpages.com/hub/Photo-C … d_16337586

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      sad
      I can't do things. Im sure your explanation will help someone else... as for me, I doubt I even have photo editing software. I found a different pic. Thank you so much though!

  6. Howard S. profile image84
    Howard S.posted 4 years ago

    I use Microsoft Office Picture Manager for simple resizing, etc. It's in the package with Microsoft Word, Excel, etc., if you use those tools. Hope someone benefits from my tips.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Im sure someone will. I just have a very old comp. Thanks again. smile

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        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Beth, photos have become very important in my hubs as a way to show instructions on "how to" hubs.  I've used old softward called Picture it! from MS in the past, but received an inexpensive photo editor for Christmas called Photo Explosion I'm learning to use now.

        Fairly simple to use and fairly inexpensive, I can recommend it for anyone not needing a professional software package such as Photoshop.

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I wonder if it would be adaptable to my old comp.
          I will keep the name in mind. Thank you all!

 
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