People often ask me how I get the photos on my posts to be larger than the standard blogger uploads. There are actually three ways that I regularly use, so I thought I’d spend today sharing my not-so-secret tricks.
Here’s a typical blogger picture, centered (“large” selected at time of upload):
First, my most important tip: I reduce the size of all of my pictures before uploading them to blogger, flickr, or photobucket, so that I start out with an image that is exactly the size that I want it to be within my post. It makes the next steps so much easier. (FYI–my images are 2592 x 3888 pixels to start, but my blog is only about 550 pixels wide. So I reduce my photos to 520px wide)
1) Upload a photo on blogger using the standard upload tool (select large)
2) Once your photo has finished uploading, click on the Edit Html tab. Below is what your photo will look like in html:
4) Right below the spot that you just deleted you will find /s400/.
7) If you haven’t reduced the size of your picture to fit your blog and need to make your picture smaller at this point, all you have to do is click on a corner of the photo (in Compose mode) and drag it in til it is an acceptable size. A little box pops up so that you can see the dimensions as you go.
1) Upload your pictures onto flickr.
2) Click on the photo that you would like to add to your blog and find the spot on the right side that says “Share this.”
4) Copy the code in that box and paste it within your post. Make sure that you paste this code into the HTML tab on your post.
1) Upload your pictures onto photobucket.
2) If you move your mouse over a picture, a menu box drops down below that picture. Find the HTML code, highlight it, and copy it.
Here are how each of the images look on your blog:
PS–for those of you not familiar with Reese’s famous ham bone picture…..That’s a ham bone in her hand, after being cleaned of most of the meat and then boiled in a big pot of black beans.
**PPS–I’ve had a couple people mention that they recommend using Windows Live Writer. Does anyone know of a free program that works for Macs?
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