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My photos are cracked up!!

by lisashomeoffice / March 19, 2008 8:54 PM PDT

I am having problems with uploaded auction photos. After the photo is uploaded it looks like it has a lot of little squares, like, tiles, mosaics. I can't figure this out and I have asked other members as well. After I take the photo, I crop and re size using Irfinview. I try not to size it down to much either. After it is uploaded it turns out distorted. The strange part is that when I open it up from the Notepad it does not look distorted. This seems to happen only after it is uploaded. I am a REAL beginner with auctions, auction photography and have not had this happen at other auctions. All I have is a Kodak Easy Share CX4200, a point and shoot camera. Can someone give me a little insight about this?? Thanks, in advance.



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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2008 10:11 PM PDT

For us to look at. Also add more detail to your post such as how you upload it.

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It sounds like you are taking a very low resolution photo.
by Kiddpeat / March 19, 2008 11:30 PM PDT

That is what causes "pixelation" which is the phenomenon that causes photos to look like a bunch of little squares. It means that the number of pixels in a photo are too small in number to provide finer detail at the photo size you are using.

Use the best, or most detailed, image quality setting on your camera. The one with the largest number of pixels. If that is not enough, you need a better camera.

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