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Why does my photo in my gallery look washed out?

Ian Pratt Avatar
Ian Pratt 21 80 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2022 3:48PM
I have uploaded a photo from my Flickr account of a gingery red squirrel in the snow. It looks okay on my initial portfolio page until I enlarge it and it is then washed out. Any ideas why?
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
2 Jan 2022 3:58PM
The embedded exif does not mention the colour space used, but ePz recommends that images should be converted to (note: not assigned) sRGB before uploading. Other spaces can result in muted colours and a general flatness.
(We also recommend uploading the file in full size, as ePz automatically adjusts the size according to the size of the screen being used to view)
The sRGB recommendation applies to all online uploads, for best rendition of colours.
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
2 Jan 2022 8:57PM

Quote:I have uploaded a photo from my Flickr account of a gingery red squirrel in the snow.

Flickr (and some other popular sites) modify images before they appear on screen.
One option to experiment with is to upload again from your computer following the guidance given instead of from Flickr.
If the image displays OK sent direct from your computer then avoid uploading from Flickr in future.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
2 Jan 2022 10:17PM
I would also suggest that because all images are saved on the web as Jpg, each time they are saved information will have been thrown away, so I suspect that you will not get the same resolution from an image already on the web as you would downloading directly from your PC
Jasper87 Avatar
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.5k 165 England
3 Jan 2022 7:45AM
Definitely agree with, Malc. I had the same problem with muddy looking uploads until I converted them to sRGB before upload. Worked a treat.


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