How do you tell if something is watermarked or pixilated? I just googled some photos on my subject matter and added them . Please tell me what I need to do. thanks!
You can actually see a water mark...it is usually some sort of pale wording on the pic. If a photo is pixelated, HP will decline it and let you know that they did. Make sure you are using public domain pix. If you are using google photos, those are NOT public domain and you could run into problems trying to use them. Good luck.
The images themselves won't necessarily be pixelated when you find or view them.
The issue is when a small image (low resolution) is displayed in an on-screen size larger than the actual image.
So if I have a 100x100 image, but I show it 200% , it will be 200x200 on screen pixels, but be distorted and pixelated.
Here is a bit more about pixelation
For watermarked images it usually is something like a URL rendered over the image or a copyright notice or the like.
Here are a few examples of watermarked images
http://www.rubblewebs.co.uk/imagemagick … flower.jpg
http://mywebsiteadvisor.com/wp-content/ … 24x682.jpg
A great place for free royalty free photo's is http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml all they ask is a link back to the author of the image! The first row is Results for Premium images you pay for the second row is just results for (blank) images.
If you are taking images you found on Google, that's like taking someone else's webpage, copying it, and claiming it's your own. it's copyright theft.
Instead of doing that, go to creativecommons.org and use creative commons images which people have generously offered for use provided you credit them in the caption and link back. You can also find images you're allowed to use on Wikimedia Commons -- again, with credit and a link -- or on Flickr IF you used the Advanced Search which lets you limit the search to images people have offered with a creative commons, commercial license. (Commercial is necessary because hubpages articles make money.)
I also get free-with-credit-and-a-link images from stock xchng; stephanie posted their link above. (in fact, come to think of it, nowadays I often go there first.)
Also, most images posted on government-owned agency websites like NASA, the USGS and NOAA are considered public domain; check the image credits on those websites to make sure the images are by those agencies and not third party images they've gotten permission to show for a particular article. I have wound up writing a lot of articles on space and earth science because there's so many good public domain images available from NASA and the USGS.
This is really interesting, because I just got an email saying that an image I used was watermarked and the image for the bike I used was a hub violation. (For my hub "Divorce Your Car".) The pic does not have written text on it as one of the sample images above stated. I cited the picture's author and the URL source- Wikimedia Commons. I logged in to remove it - the pic is still there - and now it says that hub is featured! What's up with that?
The message/violation is for watermarked and/or pixelated images.
A specific image URL was cited in the notes for that moderation.
So all you need to do is fix the pixelated image and you can the submit your Hub to be evaluated for publication.
"evaluated for publication"? The hub is featured, with the said photo on the hub.
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