When I was trying out a few header options I had created, an issue I repeatedly faced was that the moment I would upload a header image to blogger, my nice white background turned into a pale shade of grey. The same also happened when I uploaded photos with a white background. You can see an example of it in this post where I had posted screenshots of an interview of mine and in the first image, the white background of the site has turned gray. After some probing and searching, I finally found a fix for it. And luckily it's really easy to fix. Below are two screenshots of my interview and as you can see, the image has turned gray.
|My interview post where the white background on the left image has turned grey|
Images with white backgrounds turn grey because Google is 'auto enhancing' them and this is done as a default feature. To stop this from happening here's what you need to do -
1. Go to your Google Plus settings
2. Scroll down to the Photos and Videos section and turn off the 'Auto Enhance' feature
And, you're done! After this step, you need to re-upload the header/ images to blogger again and it will now upload true to its own color without turning grey.
Have you ever experienced this problem of a white image turning grey in Blogger? If yes, how did you sort it?