Tuesday

Stop Google from Turning your Pictures Darker


Hi Friends,

This is not one of my regular posts, but is something so helpful that I want to share it with you. Well, that is if you have a Blogger blog, if not, it is OK, you can skip this post.

I was working on the pictures of my last project, the Easter egg tree. As I told you in a previous post, cutting the pictures, making them lighter and adding some titles. They were saved and uploaded to the blog, but they looked dark!

I went back to the editing program made them a bit lighter and uploaded them again... Still dark :(

I even took new pictures thinking maybe the background needed more light... Uploaded them and left them like that, they still looked dark to me.

When I saw the picture of my project featured at TaterTots and Jello I knew the color wasn't right! That's when I decided to investigate the why.

My problem was due to a new feature added to all of our Google accounts, as usual, Google changing things whether we like them or not!

It is called the Auto Enhance, and as they say: "It makes subtle adjustments to help your pictures look great"! Well, not mine :(  It has been turned on by default for all Blogger blogs.

If you don't have an editing program maybe this is something that can help you, it removes red-eye and improves lightening in really dark pictures, but if you use an editing program, it would be better for you to turn it off.

This is how to turn off the Auto Enhancing feature:

1. Open Google +
2. Place your cursor over the Google + Home menu near the top left corner. Click Settings.


3. Scroll down to the Photos and Videos section and make a click on the OFF Auto Enhance.



Well, that was a quick solution to my problem, but I still have another issue with Blogger that I haven't found a way to fix! Maybe you can help me with it:

When I leave a comment on some Word Press blogs, after I hit the publish button, the page refreshes but my comment FUFF disappears! It is very dissapointing! Some how it happens with big sites like Miss Mustard Seed, TaterTots and Jello, Pretty Handy Girl, The inspired Room, It All Started with Paint, Between Naps on the Porch... and who knows how many more! I have checked my settings up and down, back  and forth, and nothing! Please do let me know if you have any idea why this may be happening!


Thanks in advance!

:)



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32 comments :

  1. Thanks so much! This also has the button to disable the annoying 'auto-awesome' photos which are anything but awesome!

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  2. You're so right, "Auto-Annoying"!

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  3. Great info! I love those super intelligent bloggers like you.. I always learn so much.. thanks! Blessings!

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  4. Wish I could help you with the other problem I know it's happened to me too! I do thank you for helping with the dark pics, I just turned mine off and hope it helps to lighten my photos!

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  5. Gracias por el dato Cristina ,, no tenía idea de lo edición de fotos de blogger!,,

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  6. Brilliant!! Thanks so much for sharing!! This was happening to me the other day and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why! For me, instead of making it darker, it was brightening the photo making it look washed out. Ugh! I just went and fixed my settings, so THANK-YOU!!

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  7. Definitely worth sharing, so I PIN'd it!! Excellent post, thank you!! I hate it when they darken but love it when they added the Christmas lights on my holiday posts. It's definitely a love/hate relationship with Google....

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  8. Great info Cristina!! I always wondered what I was doing wrong. I just went and changed mine so I am hoping it helps! THANK YOU!!

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  9. OMGee I just squealed...thank you thank you thank you! I thought it was just me and that I was going nuts everytime I loaded pics after editing them, it was making me nuts! I just fixed it and I appreciate you posting this...going to link to your post on FB for my friends that may be struggling with this too!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  10. Great tip. I had no idea. I'm going to go check mine right now!

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  11. So I'm not crazy after all?! For the past two posts I kept going back and editing my pics and thought it was so bizarre that they looked dark again every time I loaded them into Blogger! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Thanks so much thought it was my browser messing me around!

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  13. So this is only if you have signed up for G+? I am on blogger, but have not used G+ so maybe I'm okay.

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  14. I have not experienced this as I use Wordpress, but I figured it was better to turn it off anyway. Thanks!

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  15. I was wondering about the color "enhancing". Thanks for the tip!

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  16. Thanks so much for this fabulous and sooooo informative post!!!!

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  17. What?! I missed this! It is a good thing you were featured, I fixed mine, you are a life saver Cristina!

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  18. This was very helpful. No wonder my photos look different when I post. THANK YOU!!!

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  19. Great tip Cristina, thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. That is awesome that you caught that! So helpful! Thank you!

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  21. Thank you so much! I thought I was going crazy! I wrote to people trying to figure out why their pics looked so bright and pretty and mine looked so dark even after I had edited them! You are awesome and brilliant!! Thank you! Kathy @The Daily Nest

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  22. Thank you so much. I just turned mine off and also the awesome thing.. don't know what that did. I'm hoping my pictures will be pretty and bright now. :) Linda Crafts a la mode

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  23. Thank you for this amazing, informative post....❤❤❤

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  24. I had no idea! Thanks so much for sharing this. I turned it off & I'm anxious to see if it makes a difference. Sorry - I don't know why your comments are disappearing. Have you tried Googling the problem?

    Warmly, Michelle
    Honey I'm Home

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  25. Thank you! And I couldn't figure out the auto-awesome thing either. I had uploaded a photo that included Christmas lights and it made them twinkle! Cool, I suppose, but I had no idea how to make it stop so I ended up hosting that photo elsewhere. All turned off, now!

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  26. Thank you so much - I am so glad to find out it wasn't something I was doing wrong because I was really getting frustrated with it...

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  27. I was not signed up for Google + but it darkened my photos anyways. Seems I had to "upgrade" to Google + to be able to edit the settings? Which I have done, reloaded my post and photos are still dark....grrr!!

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  28. Oh my goodness this was driving me CRAZY! Thanks so much - now my babe's birthday pictures don't look horrible. I owe you one, ha!

    rachaelpearcephotography.blogspot.com

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  29. Thanks so much for this - it was really helpful! :)

    Gabby @ http://www.whatshebuys.co.uk

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