the big picture

  • Oct 16, 2008

OK, OK, I’ve had enough questions about the big photos that I’ll share my secrets. There are many ways to do this but mine is SUPER EASY. Yes, it’s certainly a task for the slightly obsessive/compulsive personality, but I’m not offering any comment on that.

First, get a wider blog template. Simply go to Layout and click Pick New Template. Mine is Minima Stretch. Any kind of stretch will do. Just don’t hurt yourself.

Second, choose your photo and resize in Photoshop or any photo program. I like 500 pixels width for vertical photos and 700 pixel width for horizontal shots.

Third, load them into Photobucket or a similar photosharing site (it’s free, I’m not trying to break anyone’s budget here).

Last, when you are ready to put picture in your post, switch from Compose to the Edit Html window. In Photobucket, click on HTML Code and it will copy it for you. Come back to your post and click control V. Back and forth, back and forth (I keep Photobucket and Blogger open) and in a minute or so you’ve got them loaded. Truly, it’s faster than waiting for the blogger upload.

Now you can get ickitypickitty and head back to Compose to center your photos and write cute little captions under them. Lovely.

Examples? Twist my arm….

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    October 16, 2008

    thanks for the brillant tutorial. stretch template…check. photobucket account…here I come.

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    October 16, 2008

    You are such a cute computer geek.

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    October 17, 2008

    Gorgeous photos, Michelle!

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    October 17, 2008

    Thanks for the tips & clearly you have the most attractive people out there to photograph.
    Is everyone in Utah that pretty?

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    October 17, 2008

    I would love for you to take some pictures of me and my family…are you willing? What is your price? I live up the street from you and I am in Claudias ward…leave a comment on Blog…please!

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    February 4, 2010

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! My blog finally works.