Thursday, February 21, 2008
Blogger only gives you 3 choices for the size of the photos you post. Sometimes I've found that I wanted to post a larger or a smaller picture. It took me a while to figure out how to do this but after some googling, I finally figured it out.
1) First, your pictures have to be on an outside hosting site, not on your computer. For this example, I am using flickr .
2) Go to the picture you want in flickr. On the lower right, click on the option "See different sizes"
The size options include square, thumbnail, small medium, and original.
3) Click on the size you want. To link that size photo on your blog, you need to copy the html code found at the bottom of the flickr page.
4) Copy the html code that those sites give you and paste it where you want it to appear in your blog post. VERY IMPORTANT: You must use the Edit Html tab not the Compose tab.
Here are examples of photos I linked to from my flickr account.
Small size (240x233):
Medium size (500x486):
Original size (700x68)
(If you don't like the standard sizes given by flickr, you can resize the photo to whatever you want first, by either using the editing program within Flickr, or resizing it in your photoediting program before uploading it to flickr.)
You can easily center the pictures by clicking on the photo (in the Compose view) and clicking on the Justify Center option.