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My photos become dull and unsharp on Hubpages

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    Charlinexposted 7 years ago

    My photos look very different after they are uploaded to Hubpages. They appear to be dull and unsharp.

    I am a commercial photographer so I do know the standards. Even though I had applied more sharpness and saturation to the photos than I would for the professional agencies, they still look strange.

    Can HP's web professionals look into the issue? Thanks!

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      Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am particularly concerned about this hubpage: http://hubpages.com/hub/Yukon-under-Midnight-Sun

      Do the photos look ok? Thanks!

      1. Ohma profile image75
        Ohmaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes they are fine. they are the ones I looked at initially.

      2. waynet profile image79
        waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Of course they look ok...better than ok, but you knew that right?

      3. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No - they don't. You should be able to upload them larger than that.

        This is the largest I have managed:

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1155287.jpg

        You can see the full size version here:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Sony-DCR-SR220- … era-Review

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          Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What was the size you uploaded? I am reluctant to upload large size for fearing copyright theft.

          1. waynet profile image79
            waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You've answered your own question then!

          2. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            This was quite large - at least 2300 pixels wide..

            But - if you are uploading low res versions - I suggest you stop complaining that they are dull and unsharp. Of course they are.

            I never upload a full size version of anything I am not prepared to have stolen. Don't even get me started on the stuff I have had stolen. sad

            1. psycheskinner profile image84
              psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I would suggest listening to relache who has already explained what the problem here is.

              1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Yes - the image on the hub page is reduced - but - you can make it so you can click on the image and see a higher resolution image if you upload a high res version.

                The OP is uploading low resolution images because he is worried they will be stolen. Check the image I linked to and click on it to see the full res version if you think I am wrong.

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                  Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks, Mark, you are right.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    They look fine to me, but you probably have higher standards than most of us.

    The only thing I can think of is to resize the originals to larger than the size of what HP displays (if possible). Then when HP shrinks them down…

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      Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reply. I have actually done that. The photos was uploaded at bigger size than they are actually shown. I agree that it is possible that HP has redueced the size.

  3. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    I think they are fine as well. Is there any chance you might be having browser issues?

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      Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. What browser issues do you suggest?

      1. Ohma profile image75
        Ohmaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What browser are you using to view and edit your hubs with?

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          Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          After thinking about it, I doubt it is the browser. I use both Firefox and IE. HP must have reduced the size and then allow it to be shown at bigger size.

  4. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    HubPages does reduce the file size during upload.  They do that to save on bandwidth and the speed at which a Hub loads.

    If you look at the options for editing in a photo capsule, you can choose to tick a box that allows people to view the original file size if they click on the image in the Hub.

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      Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. You are right. I have allowed full size in one of the capsules, and they do look better. Still not the same though.

      1. relache profile image89
        relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        As I said before, and which you seem to not have understood is "HubPages reduces the file size when you upload a picture."  I don't mean the view size (full/half/quarter), I'm mean the amount of digital data.  They make a lower resolution image to display in the Hub than what you are uploading to reduce the bandwidth they have to use and to speed up the time it takes to load a Hub.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Charlinex, I thought the photos were beautifully shot and if the resolution isn't perfect, they're certainly good enough to give people a good idea of the location.

    A couple of tips on tags - don't accept all the "suggested tags" that HP gives you.  They're auto-generated based on your text and they're often not relevant.   Only include tags which will help people find your Hub - e.g. "ss" is useless, as is "picture" or "mid-June".  It's a common mistake.

    You could also add the tag "hubtrail-canada" and "hubtrail-americas" which would get your Hub included in the Hubtrails project - that will give you extra visibility.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/World-travel-hubtrail-FAQs

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      Charlinexposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. These are nice suggestions.

 
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