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Style Tip

  1. William F. Torpey profile image83
    William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago

    On my hub titled, "Corporate Surveillance: Hi, Friend, I've Got My Eye On You" I've received a style tip questioning "Is it possible that you have an image in your Hub that is blurry or low resolution? We recommend using only high-quality images in your Hub." I believe the photo is perfectly adequate as is. I prefer to keep the photo as is. Can I get the "Style Tip" deleted?

    1. Barbara Kay profile image84
      Barbara Kayposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      There isn't a good reason to get it deleted if your hub is published. It only shows when you are in edit mode anyways. Just ignore it if you are satisfied with your photo.

      1. William F. Torpey profile image83
        William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you. I'll do that.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months ago in reply to this

      One of the guidelines here is that writers are expected to have high quality, clear photos.  I would be surprised if your article does not get unfeatured because you did not edit the photo.

      1. William F. Torpey profile image83
        William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        The photo in question is quite clear. I've searched for others but have not seen any that would work for me.

        1. William F. Torpey profile image83
          William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

          Would somebody please look at my photo and tell me that it isn't just as clear as any other photos that have been approved? It seems to me it's arguing over trifles.

          1. Sue Adams profile image93
            Sue Adamsposted 11 months ago in reply to this

            This photo is pixelated (unclear). Its size is 260 x 284 pixels, bite size: 21.0 KB
            It works as a thumbnail in your profile page but not in the hub.
            http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12868833.jpg

            This photo on the other hand is not pixelated. Its original size is
            1725 x 810, bite size: 107 KB:
            http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12868856_f1024.jpg
            source:http://ds106.kendallparker.com/ds106/peek-a-boo-ds106-i-see-you/

            1. William F. Torpey profile image83
              William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

              I don't know about pixelated, Sue, but what I do know is that the picture looks fine to me. My hub is only enhanced by photos -- it's not about photography. The photo that is "not pixelated" loses the point of looking through window blinds.

          2. RonElFran profile image94
            RonElFranposted 11 months ago in reply to this

            I did a Google search for other examples of the same photo that might be at higher resolution and found several. One is at mac(dot)h-cdn(dot)co/assets/cm/14/49/5482ee8f5d94f_-_mcx-snooping-de(dot)jpg

            What I do with such photos blow them up to full size (or greater) in a browser window (use the ctrl key, + [plus] key combination) then use the Snipping Tool available in Windows 7 or Windows 10 to make a cropped copy of the area I want. If you do something like that with this photo, it will look better, and won't trip the HP pixelation trigger.

            The other issue is, I didn't see any indication of the copyright status of this photo, so it wasn't apparent to me that it can be legally used.

            EDIT: One more thing. Have you checked for how the photo looks in mobile view, where it will be expanded to full-column width? Most of my views come from mobile these days, and I suspect this photo will definitely appear pixelated in that view.

            1. William F. Torpey profile image83
              William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

              Thanks for the good advice, RonElFran. I will see if I can follow it (I'm inexperienced in the technology so it will be a bit of a project for me -- and I am even less knowledgeable when it comes to copyright status of photos. I'm presently in the process of trying to meet HubPages requirements for ads  and links so it may be a while before I can resolve the issue with this hub.

    3. erorantes profile image34
      erorantesposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Hello mister William F Topey. Perhaps , it is time to invest in a new device to capture moments that you can use for future hubs. A few years back, the cameras did not have the results to adapt in the computer. Present devices or new cameras will give you good results for your hubs. The pictures lengthen with the new devices.  Good luck with your pictures.

      1. William F. Torpey profile image83
        William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you, erorantes. Most of the photos I use are from the Web so I don't have control over them. When, and if, I have time I will try to replace them with my own photos, but I'm not very well versed with technology (and I'm much too old to spend time learning it.) I appreciate your advice. I will make an effort to get better photos.

  2. Jodah profile image85
    Jodahposted 11 months ago

    I have the same message on two of mine, but I am happy with the images so I just ignore it.

    1. Sue Adams profile image93
      Sue Adamsposted 11 months ago

      I agree with TT2. It is now recommended to only use high quality (large) full-width photos to comply with mobile design.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        You don't HAVE to show them at full-width, though.  You just need to be aware that on a phone, they will show as full-width so they need to be a good enough resolution for that display.

      2. William F. Torpey profile image83
        William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        My photo in full width looks as good as any photos on my hubs that are approved. It's the photo I want to use so it would be a shame to be forced to use something less appropriate for being a trifle under the number of pixels HubPages has set for a minimum.

    2. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 11 months ago

      Use the white space on the sides trick.

      1. William F. Torpey profile image83
        William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the suggestion, calculus-geometry. It sounds like a good idea.

    3. Gloriousconfusion profile image85
      Gloriousconfusionposted 11 months ago

      Yes, someone advised me to add white space on each side of the photograph and it works a treat - it also means that  you can have a fairly small picture if you don't want one which seems to take up half the page because of its height - the wider you make it by adding the white space, the smaller the overall picture will look and it will reduce the height in order to fit the width.  Hard to explain - just experiment.

      1. William F. Torpey profile image83
        William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Gloriousconfusion. If I get enough time to experiment it's an option that may work.

    4. Sue Adams profile image93
      Sue Adamsposted 11 months ago

      Suit yourself. HP has policies in place to maintain high quality standards both in content and visuals. It is a shame if members refuse to adhere by those standards as that brings down the whole site and we all suffer.

      1. William F. Torpey profile image83
        William F. Torpeyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        Sometimes it's far more important to have a little flexibility than to set arbitrary standards.

     
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