Thursday, January 30, 2014

Don't Want Your Photos "Auto Enhanced"?

Today when I uploaded my photos, they were auto enhanced by Blogger.  You can see in the post below.

I had not linked my blog to Google+ because of all the horror stories I had read about doing that. Since I was not linked to Google+ I could not turn off the auto enhance feature in the Google+ account settings.

So, today I learned that linking your Blogger account to Google+ is no big deal, if you do it the proper way.

Here's a link that will tell you exactly how to link your Blogger account to Google+ without having to actually switch to Google+

How to set up a Google+ profile for an existing Blogger account

Follow the directions exactly.

The procedure described in the link simply creates a Google+ profile for the Google (Blogger)account that you are using.  It does not change your blog settings in any way, and any Blogger posts that you make will still be attached to your Blogger profile, not to the Google+ profile.

Once you have linked to Google+ you can turn off the nasty auto enhance feature via your account settings in Blogger. Which I did!

And here is my original photo!

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24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yay!

i, too, keep a google+ account but have never switched to g+ profile or g+ comment form or follower form. :)

i just think it is sneaky sh*t that google attached that to your blog even w/o you having google+ set up.

TexWisGirl said...

and your original is more detailed, for sure. :)

Janet said...

Thank-you!!

Jenn said...

Much better! Glad you figured it out!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yep -- I thought it was a beautiful bird below but I can see the huge difference and how much better this one is. Glad you figured it out.

Typepad is doing some weird stuff too -- I wish our providers could ever just leave well enough alone.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I am getting frustrated with Google +. I'm glad you found the solution. I loathe when strangers hook up with me.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Debbie said...

good info, i like the original better!!

Muffie said...

Hurray!! He's a beauty!

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Lisa Gordon said...

Surely no enhancements needed here.
This is such a beautiful photograph, and my very favorite bird.

eileeninmd said...

I am glad you were able to fix the problem. You photos is lovely!

RedPat said...

I'll have to remember this.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Love the original!
I've been having similar problems but refuse to join Google+ to correct it. Some photos are so poorly "enhanced" that I refuse to post them. Very frustrating......
I had shared directly from my flickr account to avoid this on one post a couple of months back but it seems that option no longer works.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

They will always look great to me. Wish I could help you with your tecnical issues.

Stephanie said...

Glad to hear you got it figured out. He is a beautiful bird. Nicely captured.

Linda W. said...

Thanks for the info. I too noticed my photos looked different when I uploaded to blogger, but couldn't put my finger on it. I'll definitely check out your link!

DeniseinVA said...

Thanks for sharing this, and I'm glad you're happy with your photos again. Your dove is superb!

Rebecca said...

I'm glad you posted this... I've ignored the Google+ - I'm going to follow your instruction. Thanks. :)

Jocee said...

Excellent tips. I have a Google+ but managed to not put my blog through it - trial and error, I have no idea how I did it. I have gone in and turned off the auto enhance feature now. Don't you just hate it when computers take over!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Yep, yep, yep. I posted something very similar a few weeks ago. And I have another 'rant' about Google coming soon. LOLOL

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, that is crazy. I'm glad you figured it out!

bettyl-NZ said...

Love your photos! Thanks for the link about google+. I'll check into it.

Linda W. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this information! I was wondering why my photos were looking strange when I uploaded them. Thanks to you, I now know why. I just finished fixing the problem.

Linda said...

I was able to use the advice to help a fellow blogger on City Daily Photo. He posted on Facebook that he was going to quit blogging for a while because he was so frustrated with what was happening to his photos. I gave him the link and he said it fixed his problem.