Well, this week Naomi, the owner of Creative Bug on the Loose and Creative Bug Digis, informed me that she had come across a solution to the problem. However, I am afraid I have a bit of bad news, for anyone who is having this issue of the grey background with your jpg uploads, and who DOESN'T have Google +. There may not be an immediate fix to the problem. Naomi was only able to fix it because she has Google +. I was hoping there would be a solution for those of us who
According to the article at http://www.vtechie.com/2013/09/blogger-and-google-pictures-uploading.html, Google has "buried two settings in there that affect your Google wide account when uploading pictures to any of their services even if you're not uploading the pictures to Google+." This means that if you want to fix the issue, you will need to upgrade to Google +.
Now there is some good news if you are one of those who have already upgraded to Google +, and are experiencing these issues with the greying. Apparently, it is a simple matter of a quick fix. If you are in this situation and interested in correcting it, you can check out the article and follow the instructions the author has laid out (link above).
Now for the rest of us...
Calling all brilliant techies: Please help those of us not wanting to upgrade to Google +, figure out how to correct this.
Until next time,