Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blog Header Looks Gray? Fix it!

Last year, I had written a post explaining how to rotate photos in blogger. In that post, I had mentioned that I was inspired to do more posts with blogging tips. Fast forward to almost a year later, and I've finally found the inspiration so here is this post! I had also been wanting to change the appearance of my blog for a long time but as you may have noticed, I've finally done that now. I got rid of the former header and have made a bunch of other tweaks under the hood. Unfortunately, I'm a little confused about how my new header should be so, for the time being, its under construction :)


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?

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for useful post June!
    Have a nice day!

    http://fairyland111.blogspot.com/

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  2. This post is awesome :)



    http://imaginarymi.blogspot.com/

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  3. Interesting Post ,thank you!

    big Hugs :*

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  4. I think I never experience
    but thanks for your guidance
    if any case happens like yours
    I can always refer back your blog
    MY-Emily

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  5. Great tip! Thank you honey!
    <3
    visit me soon on http://pearlinfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. This is very helpful tip I archive it oh yeah I did thanks doll.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  7. I love posts like this and seeing what other bloggers do and use to edit their photos - wonderful tips!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  8. I've never really played with my settings in a long time, so I haven't encountered this problem. But thanks for the tip, June:)

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  9. You give such helpful and easy to follow advice. Thank you!

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful post, really interesting! kisses

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  11. this had never happened to me but thank you I ll keep it in mind! xx
    http://www.littleprettymess.com
    Instagram @littleprettymess
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/7279767

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  12. Hi June,
    thank you so much for this useful tip.
    So interesting
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  13. Really useful tips!
    kiss
    http://www.milanotime.net

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  14. Thankfully this has not happens with me but if it ever happens now I know we're the solution is
    I am also Thinkg of publishing so blogging tips
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    www.indianbeautydiary.com

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  15. Great post, I happened to me too, I tried to fixed it many times, but at the end I was so pissed that I left it that way, lol. Love your new design. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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  16. Hello from Spain: I like the new design of your blog. Great tips. Keep in touch

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  17. Dear, I found your blog randomly and I’d like to say it’s fabulous! I really like your amazing photos & style! Everything is perfect!

    would you like to follow each other?
    will be happy if you'll find a minute to see my blog!

    www.dianacloudlet.com

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  18. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!
    www.alessandrastyle.com

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  19. Great Tip!

    Páginas em Preto

    Kisses

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  20. Thank you for your tips sweetie :)

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  21. Interesting! I've been having so many issues with google lately... I just can't wrap my head around the fact that they are so inflexible!
    The site looks great!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  22. Great post! I noticed this issue recently too, so frustrating as it doesn't improve the photos at all, it's not really enhancing them, haha!

    Glad you got it fixed, and you could write a post to let others know :)

    Away From The Blue

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  23. It's an important tip. Thanks for sharing. Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  24. I have not experienced this issue but at the same time, I have not really posted any white images. I will keep this in mind the next time I do. Thanks for the info.

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  25. Great tips doll, I had this one time, but was able to fix it. xx

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  26. This is so great! I always google whatever issue I have with my blog and there is always that share an answer! I love how you are one of them too! I haven't had this problem so far but I will have it in mind just in case it happens :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  27. OMG I NEVER knew this... THANK YOU!!!

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  28. Thanks a lot for this post!! I have this problem and I didn't know how to fix it!!

    xoxo
    Style and Paper
    Bloglovin

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  29. Thanks for your comment on my blog! of course I would like to follow each other!
    Following you dear via gfc! xx
    Be sure to follow me back!

    http://www.spaventaremoda.com/

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  30. That is so helpful, I've experienced that before too! Thanks for sharing!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow.... great info, Tnx for sharing!!!
    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Happy wed!!!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  32. Such a helpful post thanks for sharing dear.
    http://rumelatheshopaholic.blogspot.in

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  33. Great information, thanks for sharing.
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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  34. great post, thanks for sharing :)
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks so much for this helpful post! Hope your week is going well :)

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  36. SO CUTE!

    My NEW outfit is online, what do u think about?
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    Kisses from Italy

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  37. I always love reading helpful blogging tips! Thank you for sharing this with us, I believe a lot will find it useful! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  38. I've had a similar problem while editing on picmonkey but managed to solve the problem by saving it as a pgn file.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  39. The header your have at the moment, dear June, I like :) But I understand ... it's still under construction ... Although I haven't had the problem you describe here I'm thankful for this tip and I hope really I will keep it in my mind if something similar happens with my posts!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  40. This has never happened to me but good to know!

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  41. hi hun!!
    feel free to read my new post!
    have a great weekend !
    xoxo from Spain :)

    www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

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  42. Great tips, I used to have this problem too!

    KARAMODE

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Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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