What is a Pixelated photo?

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  1. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    My hubs have been attacked lately and scrutinized.

    Now my best one is down due to "watermarked or pixelated photo".  I know what a watermark is, but what the heck is a pixelated photo!?

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image92
      Millionaire Tipsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A pixelated photo is one that has been enlarged so much that it is no longer clear. You can see the individual pixels of color and the white space in between.  You can try making the photo smaller or using a different one.

      See this Learning Center entry for images:

    2. Shyron E Shenko profile image72
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If you take a photo and inlarge it to where blurred that is pixelated.
      To cure that problem edit the capsule and if it is the whole column witdth, make it half width and see if that helps, if not make the a thumb nail.  If that does not help change photos.
      What hub is in question and I will look to see if I can see.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image94
      Christy Kirwanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi donotfear,

      Which Hub did you get a warning for?

      1. donotfear profile image84
        donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It's the one about relationship advice when somebody leaves you....

        It's still not showing up...

    4. Free Gamers profile image62
      Free Gamersposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Go here and re-size the image to a smaller version. Or use a different image. http://www.picresize.com/

  2. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    Ooooookay.....but I don't see one like that on the hub.  Not at all.  The only pic that could have been targeting was one with an on purpose water mark made by the photographer to make it look like water dried on it.

  3. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    I removed the photo in question 3 days ago and replaced with one of my own.  It's not pixelated, either.  It's a still of a video and is not bad.

    But it was already flagged before that, anyway.  I'm telling you , the photos there are not bad.

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Videos can have watermarks too.

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 9 years ago

    This is a source of frustration for many people.  I recommend looking again at the photos.  They should be clear and sharp. (not pixelated).  They also should not have anything on it that identifies the person who took the photo.  NO words, no "on purpose water marks."  You may want to include something that shows the photo as yours so others can't copy it, but that is a no-no. Please read the learning center hub. The rules are strict, but they are not confusing once you understand them.

  5. blueheron profile image92
    blueheronposted 9 years ago

    I don't know what Hub Pages exact requirements are for a picture's sharpness. (Must be in here somewhere, right?) But I do know that some online publishers require a minimum of 300 DPI (dots per inch) for photos.

    You can check your photo's DPI by right clicking on it and selecting Properties. On my computer, you go to Advanced from there to get DPI. This may vary depending on your OS, or something.

    I would go with 300 DPI.

  6. blueheron profile image92
    blueheronposted 9 years ago

    I checked on this and noticed that Properties gives horizontal and vertical DPI, not overall DPI.

    The actual DPI of an image depends on how it's sized--obviously. For example, my avatar photo is 72X72 DPI, for a total of 5184. Now manybe I'm wrong here (someone please correct me if so), but it seems like the way you would figure this out is to decide, more or less arbitrarily, on a final size. If I say I will size my photo at 3X4, which equals 12 square inches, and diviede 5184 by 12, I get 432--which I guess is the DPI for that size.

    Anyone know if this is the right way to figure this?

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image61
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I do not know where you get your photos but I get most of mine from Wikimedia. On there they show the first numbers of "something x something" which are not always the same. Then they show a second digit of  "--KB" or "--MB". When I see "1.0 MB" (and up), I do not use it figuring the photo is too large. I have seen this used elsewhere also.

  7. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    I took a quick look at three of you hub and the third one had several pixelated photos.

  8. lovebuglena profile image83
    lovebuglenaposted 9 years ago

    Photos should not be very blurry and they should not have a (c) symbol and make of person who took picture... That is not allowed.

  9. lovebuglena profile image83
    lovebuglenaposted 9 years ago

    If you feel that your photos are not pixelated or watermarked contact support as this warning might have been automatic and hence why your hub is unpublished... They may have to go in manually and publish the hub for you.

  10. rebthomas profile image75
    rebthomasposted 9 years ago

    I found that the easy way to find hub errors is to hit edit on every hub and Hubpages tells you exactly what is wrong with the hub.  I went in and edited mine a while back and fixed everything they said.  It was wonderful that they set it up to do that.  Most were older hubs that had too many eBay or amazon products but one has that type of photo and I fixed it by making it half width.  You can also make it quarter width.

  11. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    I found the photo at the bottom....

    it was grainy.  I forgot about it.!!!

  12. FamousDena profile image65
    FamousDenaposted 9 years ago

    A pixelated photo is one that has a resolution that is too low for the medium on which it is used. Web photos should be 72 dpi to avoid pixelation.

    1. donotfear profile image84
      donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image61
        The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The photo may or may not show up blurry but it may just be too large to be accepted. Try making it quarter width and if that does not help then remove it and look for a smaller replacement.

  13. gmv profile image81
    gmvposted 9 years ago

    Honestly lady, google it.

  14. souvikm16 profile image74
    souvikm16posted 9 years ago

    When a photo is enlarged or uploaded in a  low resolution, it appears pixelated. Meaning- On enlarging the photo, the pixels (each square are of illumination) appears prominently on the image thus causing a blurred appearance. One of the safest way to avoid pixelated images is to upload photos with large resolution, so that even if the image is magnified, no pixels appear. Hope this helps!


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