Thursday, 7 May 2015


Hi guys.

I really need some help! I don't know what's happened to Blogger/my blog, but suddenly whenever I add images to a post, they become terrible quality. 

For example, the following pic was taken with a DSLR camera, has been used in a previous post without any issues and is in no way pixely or fuzzy, yet once uploaded to Blogger, it looks awful. 

This is happening to every single photo - whyyyy??? 

Please can someone help me?! I'm at my wit's end and just about ready to scream.


Apparently Google have changed a setting somewhere to s320, which I assume means is forcing all images to this size, so when my css code resizes it, it becomes terrible quality. Any template based on s1600 (which I guess mine is...I have no idea), is getting their images messed up. I don't really know what this means, or how to fix it. Anyone with any ideas or help, please step up - you will be my hero. Basically, I can't blog until this is fixed.



  1. The height and width of your image have been set to 320 pixels by 229 pixels. The image is then being stretched when it is displayed, which is why it's looking terrible.

    What I can't tell you is why the image is being set at that size when you insert it. I don't use blogger (I'm a WordPress man) and so beyond saying take a look at any settings on whatever insert wizard you use, I can't help.

    That said, if you are comfortable editing HTML (and you can access the raw HTML of the page) I can tell you how to fix it, but it would be better if you found out why it's being set so small in the first place.


  2. How do you see the images in the post before you hit publish? Is it normal and clear but small? The sizing issue is definitely inside the post itself and what Brian said is right. Your CSS code is stretching it.

    Is your Blogger image setting set to the smaller sizes? Can you switch it to large or full size?

    A max width is better to use so there's no stretching.

    .post-body img {
    max-height:auto; }

    1. I've never had to change anything because the css sized it for me and I've never had a problem. Google have apparently changed a setting to s320, which I guess is forcing the image to that size. When I go to the HTML in the post, it gives two url for the photo - the first has s1600 and the second s320. If I change the s320 to s1600, the image is fine, but I don't want to have to do that for every single photo I upload! I don't know what else I can do.

  3. This exact same thing is happening to my photo blog and it is frustrating to no end! The whole blog is about pictures and now I can't post any!! Glad it's not just me, but extremely angry that blogger is doing this.

    1. I'm sorry this is happening to you too. It's so frustrating, isn't it? :(

  4. Same thing happened to me tonight - May 7 2015. I just checked my HTML code - the first number on mine is s1600 and the second number (which used to be the same, 1600) is now s640. SERIOUSLY unhappy. photos looks like garbage! I can change manually, but it still doesn't look good!

    1. The second number on mine is s320. It's driving me crazy. I've tried manually changing it too, but it's not a good fix - for posts with lots of photos, it's way too time consuming. I've only tried it with high res photos from my DSLR, not with any phone camera pics, which I'm sure will still look rubbish. Seriously contemplating a move to Wordpress - this is just not good enough.


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