The picture is not clear/blurred

My mom sent my a picture . It was not clear. So what should be used:

Send the picture again as it is not clear/blurred .

What should be used here:blurred/clear?
Thank you:)
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Please give us some context. If you're referring to a photograph, was it sent electronically, or is it on paper?
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    What you mean would be clearer if you describe the image as blurred. But if she sends the same picture again, I imagine the chances are that it will be exactly the same as the first time?
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    As general guidance, it is better to use the negative word (blurred) rather than negate the positive word (not clear)

    So:
    It is not hot is not as good as It is cool/it is warm.
    It is not big
    is not as good as It is small/it is medium-sized.
     

    dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    I think "blurred" (or "blurry") is better than "not clear". It is more specific: it says the exact problem.

    As said above, she will have to take the picture again, not just send it again.

    Knowing it was "blurred" tells her the problem: that the camera was moving.
     

    Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Maybe the reason wasn't camera movemen. There are many reasons why a picture might not be sharp*. If it was out of focus, say that. If there was dirt on the lens, say that. It is (almost) always better to use a precise word rather than a general one.

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    *Probably better than "clear" in this context.
     
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