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Monday, October 14, 2013

Blogger Users- Why your Photos Upload Dark


The left image is how it was supposed to look and the right image is how it would look after upload.

Several weeks ago I noticed that some of the digit graphics I uploaded (not photos I'd taken) were uploading dark/muddy.

I really couldn't wrap my mind around it because when opened on my desktop they looked perfectly fine. Being as tech savy as I am (ha!) I figured that the problem would fix itself when I did the following:

  1. Exited Blogger and signed back in
  2. Restart my computer
  3. Pretended like it didn't happen
  4. Tried it on a different day
  5. All of the above
One or all of the following has gotten me pretty far so you can imagine my frustration when none of those options worked.

What do you do when all else fails? Google it of course! I didn't realize the irony of this until this moment... You know, because Blogger is part of Google... Well I didn't find anything, which then lead me to believe two things:
  1. This is a "new problem" for bloggers
  2. I'm the only one that didn't get a certain memo
It took me a couple days to solve this not-so-big-but-annoying problem and all it took was unchecking a single box.

If you go to your google+ settings  under Photos all you need to do is uncheck the box under Auto Enhance! Ta-da! That's all you have to do!


Has anyone else run into the problem yet? Were you quicker than I was to figure it out?

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25 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this! I thought I was losing my mind because photos looked so different.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this!! I'm going to go uncheck that box now.

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  3. Thank you for this info!! This has been driving me crazy for a while and I couldn't figure out what to do about it. I just unchecked the box and confirmed that all is now well. Phew :)

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  4. Oh you have no idea how much better I feel knowing I was not the only one!

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  5. I hear ya! Hope your week kicks off great Alana!

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  6. I have noticed that sometimes my pictures look different and maybe this is why?! Going now to see if that little box needs to be unchecked! Thanks for the great tip Lena!!

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  7. I was having this problem with my header and FINALLY found this answer on one of my google searches. It was making my header look like a light blue box instead of white -_-

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  8. Oh that is awesome! I was wondering the same thing! ♥ stupid google!

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  9. I noticed this too...and like you I was just hoping it would magically go away. :) Thanks!

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  10. This was happening time awhile back and it was driving me crazy!!! Everytime I uploaded my white header it looked gray! I'm pinning this in case it happens again and I forget what to do :)

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  11. THANK YOU! I've been wondering how the heck to fix this, finally Googled it, and your post was one of the first things that came up. (Congrats on THAT by the way.)

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  12. I tried doing this and my pictures are still darker and 'enhanced' when I upload them... It's really frustrating since I have a white background for all the products and then it turns out grey... Do you know why this wouldn't work for me?

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  13. OMG, thank you. I had been using PNGs to fix the problem, but it's not as easy to control png file size from Photoshop as jpg and I'm not sure that FB likes PNGs as thumbnails when you share a link.

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  14. oh my GOD!!!! Thank you!!! What a simple fix to such an annoying and confusing problem! Thanks!!!!


    www.marriedandbright.com

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  15. AH!!!!!!! Lena!!!!! you are great!!!!!! I can still not believing that you solved my problem!! I was at the point to get mad! I couldnt explain WHY i saw all good in the many computer applications and once in blogger, sooooo bad! and I tried everything! oh!!! you are a genius and a patient person, and generous to share with all the desperate blogger and computer users!
    Tell me your adress, I want to send you a print for thank you! ( I am really, really thankful since I was carrying this problem since summer!

    Hughs
    Catalina

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  16. Did this wind up being the issue?

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  17. Glad you could find it, took me FOREVER to figure it out!

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  18. 5 months later.... Yea I was hoping it would magically change too.

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  19. Glad to of helped! Yea I don't think FB like PNGs either.

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  20. Haha! Love that it was so helpful! I still remember it being this HUGE 'a-ha' moment, and thanks for leaving a link back to your blog! Totally inspired!

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  21. YES PLEASE I would LOVE a print! So are so unbelievable sweet to shower me with so much comment love. :) That print is super appropriate since we're currently in Japan with the military. But really, I would take you up on it! Could I have your e-mail to send you our mailing address? You're very talented. Do you have an Etsy? What's your blogger site?

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  22. :D But I am really very thankfull!! I was dealing with this problem so long and I didnt find any usefull post in google until yours! :) email me to:

    email@catilustre.com

    with your adress, I am a few days off but I will send it next week!

    Cheers! enjoy the spring in Japan and thanks thanks thanks again!

    Catalina

    my blog is:

    http://teconteque.blogspot.de/

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  23. zomg thank you so much for this!!! this has been driving me absolutely craaazzzzzy a few weeks now! huge help!!!


    styleandchocolates.blogspot.com

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