Saturday, December 7, 2013

Protip For Blogger Users: How To Fix Your Fucked Up Photos



This goes out to all the dorks. All the nerds. All the people brave and weird enough to have a blog on the Blogger platform. WordPress users or the blogless masses don't have to read on.

You may have noticed earlier this year that some of the photos you post on your blog look remarkably shitty compared to the original version. For example, I put the above photo (featuring a Broad-winged Hawk from Point Reyes, CA) in a draft post I was working on. Instead of the so-so photo you see above, the photo looked like utter bullshit. Blogger had rendered the photo darker and noticeably redder than how the photo actually looked. It was disgusting. This has been a trend many have experienced...pictures uploaded to Blogger are often made darker and redder than how they are supposed to appear.

While complaining to Flycatcher Jen about this problem, she vaguely alluded to a potential fix that she heard about. Remarkably, rumors turned out to be true and it is a real fix! Here is what to do:

- Go to your Google + account.
- Get into your Settings.
- Scroll down to the Auto Enhance section.
- Check "off" instead of "normal".
- Google + should automatically save this new setting. You're all set!

Pretty easy eh? I'm grateful this problem was even fixable...Google/Blogger would be wise to avoid this kind of thing in the future if they want to keep people from jumping to WordPress.

15 comments:

  1. Yes! And don't forget, you have to do this with google+! I found out there is no way to do it without at least temporarily connecting to a google+ account. Which is utter bullshit, but whatever.

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  2. I gave this a google plus +1, which is also utter bullshit...

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    1. Swearing is always fun. Sets you apart from all the other lame-o's out there, don't you think? Anyone can blog... but only HIPSTERS SWEAR!

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    2. @mapbaker - "only hipsters swear!"...do you live under a very small rock? Buried under a church somewhere?

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    3. ..the Church of What's Happenin' Now.. .where Oakland Hipsters are a dime a dozen... Hella Irrelevant in the grand scheme of things... but as a birder looking for some information and commentary, I come across this swill filled with unnecessary swearing, and realize its true... hipsters think its COOL to swear. Everyone else just fucking swears.

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    4. "Yes I do live under a very small rock" would have sufficed, but I will take some cute keyboard commando vitriol any day. Thanks for the laugh!

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  3. ...and you haven't mentioned anything about Bourbon in the time I've been following this web log of supposedly important and relevant events, so I'm calling B.S. on your use of the word.

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    1. OH MY GOD!!! I had NO IDEA that I don't speak extensively about bourbon on here! You are the FIRST PERSON who has ever pointed this out!!!!! Shucks, I sure feel silly now!

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    2. Thanks for the tip. As I scroll down past posts I see you have some truly awesome photos! Great title for a blog.I couldn't resist checking it out.

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    3. Looking forward to your posts on Bourbon!

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    4. @Larry thanks for the kind words, much appreciated.

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    5. I completely agree, @mapBaker. Swearing is not cool. Anyone can throw in a bad word and think that it makes their post cool, but it's just hiding the glaring problems with the writing, be they problems of content (e.g., no mention of bourbon), grammar, format, or general blog tone. So, for all you bloggers and blog-commenters out there: think twice (or thrice) before you throw in a douche, fuckwad, ass-pirate, dickbag, chesticle, cockburger, or any other swear word. If you're not careful, you might be labeled irrelevant by anonymous sources.

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  4. Thank you, Seagull Steve! I'm back in the driver's seat with my Blogger photos again!

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