Thursday, September 10, 2009

Photography Follow-up, and New Blogger Post Editor

Church on Matha's Vineyard
I wanted to follow up and give you all a couple of links to posts that are full of information about photography for your blogs. Joni at Cote de Texas did a great article, as did Between Naps on the Porch (also a lot of additional blogging tricks here).
One comment: Blogger does indeed have a new Post Editor, and I tried it out with this post. Not bad. But Blogger.....where is the spellcheck? Perhaps I am missing it somewhere. Thank you to Between Naps for bringing this to my attention! I obviously do not check my dashboard nearly enough.
An additional note on large pictures: I have had a few readers ask how to get large pictures on a blog. If you use LiveWriter, it should not be a problem to enlarge the photo at will without losing clarity. The only bother with Live Writer I have found is that photos will not appear in the sidebar of other blogs that use the link feature showing other blog thumbnails.
In Blogger, you must enlarge the photo in the "Edit Html" window. To do this, you need to look for the width and height pixel numbers. They look like this "WIDTH: 300px" or "HEIGHT: 400px" (most common sizes for photos) Go in and double these numbers (ex.: "600px" and "8oopx") You must also find the number following the "s" right before your photo name. It looks like this: :"s400". You double this number also. Ex. : "s800". These steps will double your photo size while maintaining clarity. It may not work as well for photos you are grabbing off the web. But it works great for original photos and scans. Now the photos may be too big. In the "Compose" window you can now make them any smaller size you wish. NOTE: you need to have the Minima Stretch Template for this to work.
Happy blogging everyone!


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wow. So much techno stuff I did not know! I'm impressed! I'll have to try that with pictures. But between you and me, I am still amazed that my words manage to show up.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hee... I loved Pam's comment!

I like live writer so much easier for everything...not just the pics...only prob is the little tiny icon pic doesn't show up on peoples blog roll.

Lovely pic BTW...Americana at it's best!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Oh, thank you, Katie! This is such helpful information. I've got to play around with enlarging the pictures. It sounds much easier than I thought. Thanks so much for posting this.

MYMONEYonline said...

Great blog... congrats.

Marie said...

Thank you for sharing such great advice, I am always looking to improve my blog. Blogger is clutsy to say the least with adding photos but that new post editor might just save me a lot of time. ;)

Greet said...

Thank you so much! I'll try it!


urbansardines said...

Wow, thank you for sharing! I can't wait to check this out! P.S. I loved the pictures that you posted in your original query about photography. Especially the flowers, drool!

Linda Merrill said...

Katie - thanks for posting about the Blogger post editor. I did my last post with it - it's a bit clunky and required more tweaking of the html, but it has some good points too!