Low res gravitar image on WordPress Reader

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    When I reblog a post the story appears in the WordPress Reader feed with a photo of me, which, I think, is pulled from my Gravitar. However the picture is low resolution and extremely blurry.

    I doubt this makes a lot of difference to anything, but it would be nice to have a better picture show up.

    How do I fix this to get a better image?

    The blog I need help with is billbennett.co.nz.



    What follows is what I know about images displayed in the WordPress.com Reader.

    Currently, when a post with the Standard, Aside, Link, Quote, or Status post format contains a video or audio embed or slideshow, that embed is pulled out and used in the Reader. Otherwise, it uses an image from the post.

    If the post has the Gallery or Image post format, a video or audio embed in that post would not be used in the Reader – one or more images would be used instead.

    The way our RSS feeds work is that it pulls and displays the first image it finds inside the post content. When the Reader looks for an image, it goes for the featured image first and then an image inserted into the post — if there are no images that meet the size criteria mentioned above, it will display the image as a thumbnail instead of a large image.



    That might imply there’s a fault with the way Reader is pulling images from my site. The gravitar is not a thumbnail it shows at 240 by 240. The original is 144 by 144. Sometimes I think it picks the 144 by 144 image, sometimes it shows an even grainer version which could be based on the thumbnail.

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