Photos in posts appear washed out

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    Hi there,

    I’m finding that the photographs used in my posts on the homepage always appear very washed out, but if they are clicked upon, the actual photo looks excellent and true to color. If there is a way to modify this problem, that would be excellent.

    Any ideas would be most appreciated.

    THANK YOU! :)

    The blog I need help with is




    Thank you for that link. I am trying to understand exactly what this means, and thought that I just resized correctly, but the new image that I replaced the old one with is just as washed out as before. Of the course the linked picture is perfect.

    Not to sure what I’m doing wrong… :(


    Oh sorry! The post I linked to doesn’t mean display a huge image like you’re doing now, it means: if you want to display a downsized image, downsize it yourself (using an image editing application) before uploading it instead of letting WP do the downsizing. But that would account for a very small improvement in quality. The issue you’ve got is different. It’s due to a very strange (in my opinion, very bad) idea in the theme you’re using: its CSS includes a filter that creates a semi-transparent veil in front of everything.

    There’s nothing you can do about it, except if you buy the Custom Design upgrade. Two suggestions:
    1) Post in the Themes forum and complain about this. The WP theme team monitor that forum, they’ll see your thread and maybe do something about the issue.
    2) Switch to a better theme.



    Oh wow – that IS strange! I will be sure to post in the themes column regarding that semi-transparent veil – thank you very much for your reply! :)


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    moved to themes forum.

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