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Help Me Choose Photos After HubPro Editing

  1. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 24 months ago

    Which of these two intro images is more appealing and why?

    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12664361.jpg


    http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12664363.jpg


    I just had my hub edited by HubPro. I think it's just nerves making me think the new photos are not as attractive as the ones pinned tens of thousands of times on Pinterest, but I'd like to ask others if they find the new ones just as "Pinterest-worthy" as the old ones.

    I'm not going to identify which is which.

    1. Nadeem Koudsi profile image76
      Nadeem Koudsiposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      In my opinion the first one is better.

      1. Kylyssa profile image94
        Kylyssaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you. This is just the reassurance I needed.

    2. moonlake profile image88
      moonlakeposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      I liked the first one right away, not so junky looking and scarier.

    3. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      First one's better.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image94
        Jean Bakulaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        The one with the off white background is better.

      2. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Sorry, I didn't give you the "why". The first one is clearer and cleaner, looks like a pretty high quality camera was used; or better photo shopping; the color is brighter and there's a symmetry to the layout of image and text. Also, the font looks better. I also agree that the bordering on the second image is distracting.

  2. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 24 months ago

    I prefer the first. I think the second is just a bit too much..but that's probably just my preference.

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you. This is the sort of input that helps me figure out how to do better in the future.

  3. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 24 months ago

    I like the first one better.  It's cleaner; I find the text in the second one where it bleeds over the border distracting.

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      I'm working on replacing a lot of images for articles online and that is something very good to know. I used a lot of weird techniques to lengthen photos top to bottom and the strong, bright border looks like a loser. Thanks!

  4. Esperanta profile image86
    Esperantaposted 24 months ago

    From a graphical viewpoint, I find the first one aesthetically more pleasing (if a bloody handprint can be aesthetically pleasing, LOL!), because it is far less cluttered. I also consider the wording on the first image to be more informative.

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you. Your input makes me feel better about the changes and gives me fuel for producing better intro images in the future.

  5. UnnamedHarald profile image92
    UnnamedHaraldposted 24 months ago

    I like the first one because it's clearer to me it's a Halloween-themed decoration. I hope.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 24 months ago

    The first reads better both in text and image. The border and background elements in the second one are distracting and do not help.

  7. Apkdevil profile image61
    Apkdevilposted 24 months ago

    First one is best

    1. janderson99 profile image83
      janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Neither - both images could be improved. But stick with the first one if pinned

      1. Kylyssa profile image94
        Kylyssaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        The second one was pinned, the first is the HubPro replacement. I guess I'll stick with the HubPro version, though, until I can make the craft again and get better photos.

        1. Millionaire Tips profile image88
          Millionaire Tipsposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          That is really interesting.  My traffic from my highest trafficked hub is also more from Pinterest than from Google. I often wondered what would happen if they were HubPro'd especially with the the pinned image.

          Did they suggest that you keep the original image somewhere in the hub or take it out entirely?  Personally, I would keep it somehow near the conclusion, so that if people did come to the hub through that pin, they would at least know they were on the right page and didn't get gypped. And that way, if it is the image that is pulling people in, they can still keep on pinning that image.

          Please do let us know how the traffic does on it.

          1. Kylyssa profile image94
            Kylyssaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

            The original photos of the craft and all its steps were all removed as sub-standard. Multiple photos from it had been pinned, but mostly the photo of it on the mirror.

            I need to remake the craft  and re-take photos pretty quickly because it no longer shows an example of what the craft looks like if made exactly according to the instructions. The HubPro version is missing the center of the palm clearance that the original and commercial versions of similar decorations have.

            I know this seems like knit-picking, but it has gotten hundreds of thousands of views as it originally was because people liked the craft project and the craft project results look different now if one looks at the photos.

  8. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 24 months ago

    If the hub is about Halloween decorations, the first.  If it is about making window clings, the second (although I'm not enamored with the verbiage).

  9. makingamark profile image69
    makingamarkposted 24 months ago

    Simple and clear is always better.

    But what you really need is a good clean of your windows! wink

  10. lisavollrath profile image92
    lisavollrathposted 24 months ago

    I think they both have readability issues, but the design of the first one is better.

  11. Millionaire Tips profile image88
    Millionaire Tipsposted 24 months ago

    I like the first one better too.  The second one looks like it is in a box or something and makes it confusing. There is also a shadow which is also confusing.  The first one is simple and clear, and the dripping paint looks like dripping blood.  It is also clearer and easy to see what it is about.

  12. sockii profile image86
    sockiiposted 24 months ago

    First one: cleaner design that's more eye-catching and easy to read. The second looks rather dated in design, too many effects that obscure the message and looks, honestly, a bit cheesy by today's standards.

  13. SheilaPornan profile image87
    SheilaPornanposted 24 months ago

    I like the first photo. Not too much going on but cleaner & more appealing.

  14. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 24 months ago

    Thanks for all the replies. I'll keep the HubPro version until I have a chance to make the craft again and get a better photo to use.

    What I've gotten from this thread:

    It's better to get a new photo than to try to make an older, lower-resolution, square photo work as a rectangular Pinterest image, despite success of an image on Pinterest.

    Photos of this craft in actual use on windows or mirrors probably do not make the best photos, a non-reflective, non-translucent background is best in this case.

    Readability is an issue for both photos. I need to take a clearer photo and ad text that's more visible and not so close to the bloody bits.

    The appearance of the finished craft doesn't really matter, only the arrangement of the elements in the photo do.

    Things that get popular on Pinterest aren't necessarily good.

 
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