What in the world is a pixalated picture.....I'm stupid

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    Sarra Garrettposted 10 years ago

    Ok, I'm so aggravated right now.  But that's fine, I'll get over it.  What in the world is a pixalated picture.  I changed my pictures I can't count on one of my hubs and it was unpublished today.  It was on the American Cream Draft Horse which is a rare America horse.  Not very many pictures of them ya know. 


    1. Christy Kirwan profile image92
      Christy Kirwanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sarra, sorry for your frustration. A pixelated image is a small resolution image displayed at a sized that is too large. This causes the image to look blurry and grainy. The photo of a flower in this Learning Center entry is an example of what a pixelated image looks like.

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        Sarra Garrettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        ok, got it. So frustrating sometimes.  Anyone have a camera I can have???

    2. bplusbob profile image57
      bplusbobposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It has to do with the resolution of an image Sarra.  A pixel is a shortened term for "picture element."  and the more pixels the clearer the image and the higher the resolution. Any image posted on the web will usually have 72 pixels to the inch.  You can compare it to a grainy image in the newspaper where you can see the dots of ink close up that make up a printed image.

      Here is a pixelated Mona Lisa: http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7j4dcMckGTT0Ele0yxzaGyoPmO0XvE378ZjjlcTBh3ywoa2q8kQ

      Therefore, the image you wanted to upload needs to be of a higher resolution so it will appear normal on your screen.

  2. Victoria Lynn profile image87
    Victoria Lynnposted 10 years ago

    Sarra, it basically means the picture isn't clear. It's like there aren't enough pixels to make it clear. This happens sometimes when pictures are enlarged. It distorts them. Did you try to enlarge it? I have had pics before that were pixelated, too. Where did you get yours?

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      Sarra Garrettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My blonde hairs have turned silver to white....what can I say I'm old.  It can be so frustrating to get pics on something that hardly exists anymore.  Dang.

      1. sallybea profile image95
        sallybeaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        If it helps, there are many images here, some of which are from Wikipedia which I believe you could use https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ameri … mp;bih=595  I don't know if I can add a link from here, if not, I apologize in advance.

        1. PHILLYDREAMER profile image80
          PHILLYDREAMERposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          i've resorted to drawing my own pics to add to my hubs.  A camera is a great investment. l.

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image78
      LuisEGonzalezposted 10 years ago

      Try this image which is free to use (you must post an attribute)
      http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: … _Horse.jpg
      The easiest thing to do is once you find an image like on Google images,click on it and it will take you to the website where the image is usually larger (more pixles)

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image87
        Victoria Lynnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        That looks like a great picture!

        Sarra, make sure if you do choose a Google image that you ask permission to use it, too, when you find its source.

    3. Aplethora23 profile image71
      Aplethora23posted 10 years ago

      How do you ask for permission?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image88
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Go to the website which owns the picture, find a "contact us" page or an email somewhere, and write to them.

        I've only every done that once, because there are so many ways to get photos with built-in permission.  I wrote a Hub about how to use Flickr photos legally, you'll find it in the slider on my profile.  You can also use Wikimedia images but make sure you scroll down and read the instructions on what you have to do - it's different for each photo.

        1. Sherry Hewins profile image93
          Sherry Hewinsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I have had good results from asking permission to use photos I find on small blogs, the people are usually thrilled that you want their photo and happy to let you use it if you link back to the blog. I even found a great photo on eBay once, I just emailed the seller and he was happy to let me use it.

        2. Victoria Lynn profile image87
          Victoria Lynnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I only asked for permission once, too, for a Google Image. It took the owner a little while to get back to me to give me permission. By then, I think I had gone ahead and found something else. I get most of my images from flickr. I've been trying to take more pics myself, but that isn't always possible. :-)

        3. Aplethora23 profile image71
          Aplethora23posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I have been pasting the photo's "Properties" along with the pictures that I use in my articles when I use them. I copy and paste the information where ever  it asks for the photo's source (when I am creating in Hub Pages) or I paste the info in the designated text box where it asks for the photo's properties (when creating Blogs) and now I wonder if that is sufficient?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image88
            Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            No.  If there isn't a statement near the photo saying it's legal to use, then it's not legal to use - whether you credit the source or not.

            If a photo has no accompanying statement saying it can be used, then it's a copyright photo and you can't use it. it really is as simple as that.

            Unfortunately, people all over the internet are constantly copying and sharing photos they have no right to.  It's tempting to think that makes it OK - but to me, it's like saying "everyone else is dumping rubbish on the street, so I will too".  I get angry when other people steal my Hubs - so i won't steal someone else's work, either.

          2. Victoria Lynn profile image87
            Victoria Lynnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            No, unfortunately it's not. You still have to get permission from the photo's owner, who may or may not want the photo used.

    4. Barbara Kay profile image75
      Barbara Kayposted 10 years ago

      Morgue Files has a lot of photos too that aren't copyrighted.

    5. cornwall_UK profile image70
      cornwall_UKposted 10 years ago

      You have to be careful with morguefile as the search results are intended to get you to sign up to royalty free photo sites to buy photos, instead of the free ones you were after.

      It can be quite frustrating to be able to filter out the free ones to use, from those you pay for.

      You need to select the "free" from their home page, and it's not easy to then perform a search for your term because if there are none that meet your search word you're still left with unfiltered results - and don't be tempted by the other tabs.

    6. yupperclub profile image61
      yupperclubposted 10 years ago

      A pixalated picture is an image made out of pixels, like on a computer  For photo images that I find the best, try pixabay.com.  They have a huge variety and images are okay to use.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 10 years ago

      So, basically, since I don't own a camera and can't afford one, most of my hubs will get zinged from 'fuzzy' photos.  Oh Crap, who has time to change all that?  Oh me oh my what's a girl to do.  I got so mad yesterday I deleted my hub.  When you are doing a hub about something that is rare you 'rarely' find pictures. 

      I get emails, look at my hubs and find 1/2 moons then the next day they are featured, then the day after that they are unfeatured again.  WTH is going on HP.  You are making me go crazy and I'm already crazy.  This could be scarey...

      1. poetvix profile image54
        poetvixposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I totally can relate to the camera thing.  I'm not a good photographer.  I have found cooltext to be a good way to create your own word art images for free.  You can also find public domain images through a Google image search, but you want to double check it.  Lastly, I have taken and uploaded more than one image from the camera on my cell phone. It's a pain, but it works.  Good luck.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image88
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Not at all.  There are thousands of photos available on the internet for legal use which are not fuzzy at all  - it's just a question of learning where to find them and how to get hold of them.

        If you're getting fuzzy photos, you're probably just copying them the wrong way. I find all my photos on Flickr - and I have six blogs as well as my Hubs, so that's a lot of photos!   I wrote a Hub on how to do it, which you'll find in the slider on my profile.

        1. Victoria Lynn profile image87
          Victoria Lynnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I agree with Marisa in that flickr is a great way to find photos. There are others, too, but flickr is great, and it's easy to check and look for Creative Commons photos that can be used commercially.

          Don't feel bad about not learning how to use photos right away. It took me a while to figure out where to find them, what kinds of licenses were appropriate, etc . . . .

    8. jericho911 profile image88
      jericho911posted 10 years ago

      I've also had a lot of luck finding most pictures on flickr. Usually they just want you to link to their page in exchange for usage, which is quite fair and understandable. For me, I live near some of the places that I had written hubs about, so it's easy for me to drive there and take my own pictures.


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