will hubpages fix/correct a blurry picture?

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  1. Missing Link profile image83
    Missing Linkposted 8 years ago

    the only pictures I add to my hubs are quarter size (for the most part) because half size and full size come out blurry.

    I would like to have bigger pictures however.

    if I add a half size picture and it is blurry does hubpages fix this for me...like within a few hours.  Does hubpages have some built in mechanism which fixes this.

    I go to stock photo sites and right click on a picture and then click on save picture as.

    Then I add it to a hub through browse my computer.

    The picture looks great on the stock photo site but only looks good once I download it to a hub if it is quarter size--otherwise it will be blurry---why?

    this is the only way i know to download a picture to a hub. 

    help and advice appreciated.

    Thank you!

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you mean places like stck xchng that *allow* free use.  In which case you click on the picture to get a full size version and download that.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's because you're copying the pictures from the site incorrectly.

      Tell us where you're getting the photos and the steps to take to download them, and we can probably spot where you're going wrong.

      As others have said, it may be you're trying to use photos you have no right to.

      1. Missing Link profile image83
        Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ok for example, I just downloaded a picture from http://www.sxc.hu

        it is a grizzly bear and I have added it to this article http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Stay-Saf … ld-Animals

        it is medium size and as you can see it is blurry.  When it was quarter size it was not blurry however I want my pics to be bigger

        Here is what I did on stock  exchange.  I did a search for bear.  I selected that photo which is free.  I right clicked on it and then left clicked save picture as and I saved it as a jpeg.  Once in the hub I did browse on my own computer, found the photo and added it.  Not blurry quarter but blurry any other size.

        I'd rather not pay for stocks photos but some I see look great are are not that expensive...?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          There's your problem right there.   On Stock.xchng, the picture you see is just a preview.  There's a little "download" button which you click on to get the actual photo.

          They intentionally make the preview photo poorer quality, so you have to join the site to get the photos.

          1. Missing Link profile image83
            Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm logged in there as we speak.  I am signed up.  I have not paid any money.  Where is the litte download button you speak of?

          2. Missing Link profile image83
            Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I got it!  I understand!  Yes!!  The bummer is I have to go back thru my hubs and resize/refind lots of other photos  Thanks so much!!

        2. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sxc has sizes that are general big enough.  Could you link to the  exact picture on Sxc, because I searched for 'grizzly bear' and can't find it.

          I use their pics a lot.  I click on the picture, what for it to load in the browser, right click on it and save it to my desk top.  Works fine, not blurry.

          Things to note, the first and last pictures are not sxc and cannot be downloaded or used for free.  Also some sxc picture require the photography be contacted for permission or credited.

          1. psycheskinner profile image81
            psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Okay, is this the pic you used--it looks way big enough?
            http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=downlo … id=1240153

          2. Missing Link profile image83
            Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            clicking on the link you provide the quality looks great, I'm doing something wrong, Marisa has me clued in to something I'm doing wrong, tried to post a question to their forum but it would not take  Thanks!

            1. psycheskinner profile image81
              psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              The dowload link is an orange button, it doesn't show up properly on some browsers.

              1. Missing Link profile image83
                Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I got it!  I understand now.  Thanks so much!!  Now look at the pic in my hub, it is much bigger and clear--much better!

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I have not noticed any system in place for fixing or correcting blurry pictures. However, the picture is at the time of uploading is how the picture will be seen.

    I've done enough photo and celebrity hubs, to know that HubPages Hub creation tools are not adjustable nor do they make adjustments on their own.

    You control what is displayed on your hub.

    1. Missing Link profile image83
      Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ok thanks!

  3. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Hubpages will not fix this for you. It is a pixellation problem. You have to ensure you have a high quality photograph in the first place.
    Before you download a small image from the web, click it first to see if it expands. It quite often does. Donwnload the expanded image. It will upload in better format.

    1. Missing Link profile image83
      Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks much!

  4. darkside profile image78
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    If you have a small image and stretch it larger, all you are doing is making each pixel larger, therefore it will appear blocky.

    It's not something that can be fixed. The information of the original image (if larger) is no longer available.

  5. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Most stock photo sites give you the ability to properly download a picture--not grab it using the right-click option as you have been doing. Using the site's download feature normally allows you to download a high(er) resolution photo that you can use in different sizes on your hubs. When given a choice, I usually download the largest size as I can always shrink it down without losing quality.

    And just to be certain--you are only taking photos that allow you license to duplicate, yes? You can't just go to any stock photo site and grab the photos without knowing a) whether it is licensed for commercial use; and b) whether there is any attribution you need to make (ie mention of photog's name, etc.).

    1. Missing Link profile image83
      Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks much!

      yes I know that per the legal stuff

  6. akirchner profile image94
    akirchnerposted 8 years ago

    Those dang pixies mess everything up! I say get rid of the pixies and we'd all be home free. 

    Seriously, I think it does have to do with the size of the picture and the resolution of the picture - only I sometimes have a hard time getting resolution right, too.

    1. Missing Link profile image83
      Missing Linkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      misery loves company

 
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