Why are my Pictures Fuzzy?

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    Linda Kabanposted 9 years ago

    I'm fairly new to HubPages, so I'm sorry if this is a duplicate question.

    When I upload a picture (taken from the web), it reproduces very fuzzily on my Hub.

    Is there anything I can do on Paint or Windows Picture Manager to clean up the image? 

    Thank you,


    1. Kadmiels profile image55
      Kadmielsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      99.9 percent of the time the pictures are fuzzy becuase you went to a google images or another browser and downloaded the thumbnail from the site and uploaded it here.. if you do that always double check that the pictures are free to use and they are in a public domain. if you they are find a larger copy of the files and usually by clicking the thumbnail and it will produce a larger picture. which then you can save an upload

  2. PhilD41 profile image59
    PhilD41posted 9 years ago

    I looked at a few of you hubs and noticed that the pictures were being stretched.  You need to have larger images, around 400 to 500 px in width so that they are not distorted when uploaded.  Some of the images also show a lot of jpeg artifacts. This happens when an image is over compressed.

    Just out of curiosity, are these free to be used, I would guess that they were thumbnails and not full images.  Try uploading larger images and seeing if that helps.  Also, if you are sizing them and saving them on your computer make sure the jpeg 'quality'isn't below 80% or so.

    Hope this helps.

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    Linda Kabanposted 9 years ago

    Thank you all.
    Gosh, I hope they're free to use. I just googled "pictures of brains" let's say for the Hub Mind Tricks.

    I'll take your advice and see what I can do.

    thanks again.


    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Just because you find something on Google does NOT mean a photo is free to use.  If the picture owner files a complaint with HubPages, your Hubs can be unpublished or account deleted.

      Don't just "hope," actually take the time to learn what "copyright" means.

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        Pacal Votanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, relache, could you be a bit more polite?

        Just because you take your own pics, not everyone is in a position to do that.

        Also, even some big hp names think they are free to use a picture if they give credit to the owner. So please leave new hubbers alone.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          She is trying to prevent people from having their account deleted. People have to know. Just because others do it does not make it right.  I think she was being polite.

          There are plenty of sites that feature copyright free pictures, you don't have to take your own.

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            Pacal Votanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            OK. Maybe I was wrong here. It's just that the phrase 'take the time to...' translated to my language is an offensive one.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image97
              Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Relache speaks straight to the point, that doesn't make her rude.  I do understand the written word is open to misinterpretation - I've been accused of rudeness too, just because I haven't dressed up my advice with pleasantries.

              We should all be grateful Relache takes the time to share her considerable expertise on these forums at all.

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                Pacal Votanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                I understand that and I value her help. Actually I value it so much that the layout of one of my hubs is taken form one of her hubs. I think the best way to learn is not by asking on the forum but by looking to the masters for an example.

                That's one thing. Manners is quite another. And it's never been about pleasantries.
                BTW, as I said I might have misinterpreted her, as you said smile

              2. darkside profile image80
                darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                You took the words right out of my mouth.

                Though not about you! That sentence applies to me too.

                I like to get straight to the point. Some have their sensitivities set on high and find that as being blunt.

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                  Pacal Votanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  People set my sensitivities on high. I find your comments straight, but objective not blunt.

                  There is one thing on my side, though: relache herself is aware of her 'straightness' and I saw her come back to a comment later to change the tone. Fact.

                  1. darkside profile image80
                    darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    Just so you know, my previous comment wasn't directed at you, just a general side remark with Marisa.

                    Just about anything at a glance that doesn't contain an abundance of emoticons can be open to interpretation. I've known Relache for going on 3 years now in an online capacity and I've never taken anything she has said (both here and elsewhere) to be ill mannered because while it may appear blunt, it is in fact excellent advice.

                    I figured it out from the start because she doesn't make it personal. Though some people may take it so.

                    Whether it be Relache or anyone else (and I'll also think of myself in the third person here) is if I were to be given the direction , advice or critique it doesn't matter how dry or unemotional it is, I imagine that they're sitting across from me and we're having a conversation while enjoying some hot beverages.

                    With that mindset, I can take a person pointing out that what I've done is crap. My next response would be (after taking a sip of my coffee) is "so what do you think needs changing?" or "what should I do next?".

                    Provided a person isn't using vulgar language or emotionally charged upper case letters, I can take just about anything and no need for an obligatory smiley face.

                    I am glad you read what I say as being straight and objective. Some have felt it to be blunt. If I were to use an avatar of Simon Cowell and say the same things I often find people get quite defensive and extremely sensitive (as I've experienced on another site).

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Unless it expressly says so, no they won't be.

      Photo capsules set at half width should be at least 260 pixels in width and if full size they should be at least 520 pixels in width.

      Larger is fine. But smaller will stretch and pixelate. The smaller the original image the greater the pixelation.

  4. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Hey PV, do you have to pee on every veteran hubber around? Not really the best way to start your career here...

  5. LVM profile image61
    LVMposted 9 years ago

    And so another thread is lost.smile

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      Pacal Votanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      but it's been answered smile


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