Saturday, July 3, 2010

How To Add Large Photos To Blogger/Blogspot Posts

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One thing that I have wondered about for a while but never bothered to actually figure out how to do on Blogger was adding nice and large photos to posts. I did a bit of hunting around and there are plenty of tutorials out there on how to do it. The problem I had with most if not all of them was that they were too fiddly. They all entailed making changes to the HTML code and/or doing a bit of experimentation to see what would work best with your template.

I found a solution that is a whole lot easier and doesn’t involve messing around with any HTML or doing any experimentation. All that you need to know is the width of your post body so that you can set your images to the appropriate width. The solution to adding large images to Blogger posts is Windows Live Writer. Setting it up and using it to write posts and resize images to what you want them to be is so simple. Here is what you do:

1. Setup Windows Live Writer and add your blog

2. Write your post and then add the image by clicking on ‘Insert’

3. To resize the image, select it and in the taskpane, under the ‘Advanced’ tab you will find size option. Here, you can set the specific height and width you would like your photos to be. I simply put in width of about 500 (sometimes a bit more) which fits well with my template and that’s it. Just make sure that ‘Lock ratio’ is selected if you are only going to change the width and want the image to resize proportionately.


There are a few other things that you can do with Windows Live Writer which you can discover as go. Now you know an easy way of adding large images to your Blogger posts!

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