I need some help with this article.

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  1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
    TessSchlesingerposted 11 months ago

    https://hubpages.com/literature/Essay-A … tic-Senior

    It says that some photos are blurry and not up to scratch. I can't figure which photos those are. Is there any way of knowing exactly which photos are referredto without just guessing.

    Also, if you see anything in the article that can be improved, please let me know.

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      The very first picture is blurry and has a lot of noise.  The others are mostly sharp or obviously scans or older sources and so not subject to the same expectations.

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
        TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Actually, it wasn't the first picture. I just discovered how to figure it out. When the notice comes up to say a picture is blurry, you click on it, and it tells you which picture is blurry. It is the second one from the bottom.

        I knew it wasn't the first picture because the notice did not come up immediately. I noticed it when I was nearly finished the article, so I knew it was one of the later photos.

        Also, people here confusing a soft focus background with a insufficient pixels.

    2. Mr. Happy profile image84
      Mr. Happyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      The first photo definitely seems blurry to me and the one where You're cutting the wedding cake seems a little out of focus. All the other ones look great to me!
      That's about all I can say, other than don't pay attention to negative people ; )
      Best of Luck to You!

  2. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 11 months ago

    The title is not good. Do you think anyone is going to search for something like that?
    I hope you do no expect to get any traffic from this. Anyone that opens the article and finds out that it is just personal is going to bounce out; the search engines will downgrade this artice until it is buried so deep that no one sees it.
    Those personal photos are grainy. The first one is blurry and sets the tone for the whole article.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
      TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I have approximately 60,000 followers on some of my social media websites.  So the article will definitely get read by some.

      I fully understand it won't get any traffic from the search engines. I also understand exactly how SEO works. Many of my articles get a fair amount of traffic, and a good few of my articles are either number one on the Google Serps or are on the first page.

      I didn't write that article for internet traffic. I wrote it to tell a story that a good few have asked me to tell...

      I asked specifically which photos were grainy - according to a technical evaluation - not a personal one. Clearly, the computer picked up that a photo was grainy. I want to know which one it was accordingto the software.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Congratulations on your many Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
        I already told you that the first photo is blurry. Did you even read down that far?

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
          TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, I know what you told me. They aren't facebook friends or Twitter friends. You draw conclusions from assumption and presumption. I don't spend a lot oftime on Twitter - about twice in six months. On facebook, I keep to Dunbar's number (below 200 people). I prefer to interact on  more intelligent platforms.

          HP software tells me that there is a grainy photograph. I want to know which one the software is talking about  not an opinion. I don't think the first photo is the one being referred to because the note for the grainy photograph only came up when I was nearly finished the article.

          If you can tell me how to determine which photo the software is referring to and how you know that, I would like to know.

  3. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 11 months ago

    Next time do not bother including "Also, if you see anything in the article that can be improved, please let me know"
    If you do not want help from the community, I suggest you contact team@hubpages.com

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
      TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I don't know who you are, but your tone has been somewhat aggressive from the beginning.

      And, yes, is someone here can't tell me which photo the software was referring to, I will certainly email hp. They have always been helpful.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        You are the one who posted on a public forum. If you just want people to tell you how great you are and what a wonderful article it is, without criticism, you should not be asking for help.

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
          TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Not worth responding. Cheers.

  4. agvulpes profile image88
    agvulpesposted 11 months ago

    As far as I know there is no way that we can tell 'for sure' which images are being referred to. I wish that HP would flag which image/s they are referring to but they don't !
    However Tess in my opinion and looking at the images on my computer the first photo seems to have a problem in 'sharpness' and appears to be slightly out of focus?  If you have Photoshop or other program you could try and get it 'sharper'  or even put a white border around the image which would make the actual image smaller on screen and just may look better to HP ?  You could even try putting another image up at the top?
    You also asked for other suggestions and I noted that you have some Typos in the Subheads so it might pay to do a quick proofread smile
    Good luck

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
      TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Okay. Will do. Thanks.

  5. stuff4kids profile image94
    stuff4kidsposted 11 months ago

    Hi Tess.

    I had this problem a while back and almost tore my hair out trying to figure out which image was the culprit!

    In the end I emailed Simone (who isn't here anymore as you probably know, but was our go-to person back then). I got a reply super-quick telling me which one it was, I changed it out, and all was well.

    Hubpages staff are always very genuine and helpful. And Christy Kirwan is really sweet, very smart, and very efficient. Don't be shy of asking her for help.

    It saves meeting trolls with anger-issues, too (deep breath).  wink

    Hope that helps. x

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
      TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks very much. I will do that. I will also ask them if there is any way to know for definite. smile

  6. stuff4kids profile image94
    stuff4kidsposted 11 months ago

    @DrMark1961   *sigh*

  7. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 11 months ago

    You may find they ding the first pic next.

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image95
      TessSchlesingerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      And I may not. I've been doing this for a while.

 
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