What is a pixilated image?

  1. valeriebelew profile image71
    valeriebelewposted 6 years ago

    What is a pixilated image?

    I was told to remove them from a hub in order to republish it, and I don't have a clue what one is.

  2. Merlin Fraser profile image77
    Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago

    When you take a digital picture the resolution you set within the camera determines the quality of the image.

    Setting a high resolution takes up more memory and creates a bigger file, but the quality will also be better especially if at a later date you may wish to enlarge the image.  The higher the original resolution the greater number of times you can increase the picture size and still retain clarity of the image. 

    Pixels are what make up a digital image, usually so tiny your eye cannot see them, however as a picture is enlarged the quality of the resolution will deteriorate and the picture will appear as little blurry squares, in fact what you are seeing is the digital pixels enlarged. (Pixelated !)

    Most web sites require pictures to be of a maximum and/or minimum size to meet their publishing requirements.  Your picture is too small so that when it is put in place it appears blurred and distorted. 

    If this is part of a Hub, when you uploaded the image you were given a choice of Full width, Half width or Quarter width, if you chose Full then reduce it to half and check to see if this cures the problem.  If the picture is still pixelated at quarter width then you need a better quality original.

    Hope this helps

  3. parrster profile image86
    parrsterposted 6 years ago

    Hi Valerie. Images are made up of individual pixels (dots). The quality of an image is determined by the number of dots used to create the image; the higher the dot count (resolution) the more detailed and smoother the image will appear. A pixelated image is one in which the dots can be seen. This normally occurs because the resolution of the image (dot count) is too low for the size the image is being displayed at.