- Arts and Design
Pixelated Images Guide for Dummies on Hub Pages
Did you Know:
- if you right-click on an image in your finished Hub you can see its size (at the very bottom of the screen under 'properties')
- if your image is not wide enough it will look pixelated
What to do when your Hub is flagged for pixelated images
I was prompted to review the rules after my latest Hub was unpublished for image violations. It was a wake-up call as they say.
At first I was not clear exactly what needed fixing so I went looking for answers, and this is what I found out.
I typed 'Pixelated Image' into the Hub Pages search engine, and got seven pages of results which was reassuring. Clearly there was a lot of discussion going on about this subject.
Next I checked out Forums on the subject. Here I found plenty of people complaining about being unpublished for image violations, but not too many answers on how to fix. Actually, there were lots of suggestions, but I did not understand what they were talking about. I realized that I had been merrily publishing images without a clue about the 'rules'.
The Learning Center has helpful guides and tips on building a Hub, but I wasn't able to find the information I needed on pixelated images there either.
Back to Forums
Finally I decided to start my own forum thread on the subject. I went to All Forums, selected Arts and Design under topics, selected Photos & Photography, and started a forum thread under Pixelated Images.
This is where things finally started to fall into place.
Help is on the way!
I had asked if there was a 'Pixelated Images Guide for Dummies' on Hub Pages, and if so, could anyone suggest a link?
First responder was Bldg an Architect (thank you Bldg) but the information was way over my head regarding the required image size (72 pixels per square inch).
Next Kenneth Avery suggested making Hub images 1/4 size if they looked the least bit blurred (thank you Kenneth).
Psycheskinner's suggestion was where I started to get that 'Aha' moment, her tip: "Basically make sure a picture for full size display is at least 500 pixels across". Thanks psycheskinner! You Rock!
The Missing Link
So yes, I was starting to see the light, but it was Bldg an Architect that provided the missing link, yes there is a Pixelated Images Guide for Dummies on Hub Pages! It was a Eureka moment!
He found me this hidden gem by squimpleton: "How to put pictures on Hubpages without losing image quality".
Written three years ago, but ever evergreen, the quintessential Pixelated Image Guide for Dummies on Hub Pages.
All better now!
Needless to say, I went back and fixed my flawed Hub, and it was republished the same day.
I found squimpelton's guide for images so easy to follow, easy to understand, and all I needed to know for basic Hub building. I especially liked her/his 'cheater tip' that shows me how to use an undersized image and get away with it.
Kudos to you squimplelton!
Reader's Digest, Cole's Notes (Cliff's Notes in America) and Classic Comic books. Precursors, predecessors, to the 'for Dummies' generation. Whatever it takes to get the information needed fast. It's all good.