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Thursday, January 31, 2008

How to: Upload a picture to Blogger

I'm bumping this post from Nov '06 up to 2008 for anybody who has problems uploading photos to blogger. If this doesn't help, email me and I'll see what I can come up with. Thanks..Bernie

Here's a scenario to explain how to upload the Knit1BlogToo Button on to Blogger from your PC.

Create a new post in Blogger.

Click on the 'Add Image' button.

When the 'Add an image from your computer' dialogue box opens, select BROWSE.


This will open up a folder on your PC so you can retrieve the picture you want.


Choose how you want the picture to be aligned in the post** by choosing a layout.

When the picture is uploaded, this is the HTML that will appear on your post:

<a href="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7556/2731/1600/knit1blogtoo%20button%20re%20tutorial.0.jpg"><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;" src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7556/2731/320/knit1blogtoo%20button%20re%20tutorial.0.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>

And this is the picture:



**To set the alignment of the picture or CHOOSE A LAYOUT, i.e. place it to the left, to the right, or in the center, you need to do this when you select the file to upload. The bottom of the dialogue box gives you the option to select the formatting you want:

NONE
LEFT
CENTER
RIGHT

If you select NONE, the picture will be plonked in the top left hand corner of your post and any text that you add to the post will simply start where the picture ends.

If you select LEFT, the picture will be aligned to the lefthand side of your post and any text you add will wrap around the picture on the right.

If you select CENTER, the picture will be aligned in the center top of the post.

If you select RIGHT, the picture will be aligned to the righthand side of your post and any text you type will wrap around the picture on the left.

To add a link to this picture, see How to: Add a link to a button or photo
Don't forget to check out Blogger Help and/or Blogger Help Group on Google for further information.

3 comments:

BLACK DOG KNITS said...

Bernie, please help:
I need to add a new knittyheads ring button (at the moment I think I'm stealing bandwidth)!
How can I do this without creating a blogger post or uploading to my Flickr?

craftybernie said...

Hi Nora

Unfortunately you have to either save it to your PC and upload it to a new post in blogger in order to retrieve the <img src=http://> code or alternatively to an external photo host like flickr or photobucket.

I've taken a look at the source code for your blog and you do appear to be directly linking to the Knitty Heads button on the Knitty Heads page. I've also looked at a few other Knitty Heads members blogs and they seem to have saved the button locally to their pc or to photobucket/flickr.

Unless they have asked you specifically not to hotlink, I wouldn't worry about it.

Good luck! Bernie

Dave said...

I have never been able to figure this out: Why are some of my pics "click to make bigger" and some not? I upload them exactly the same way, using exactly the same options. Is there a magic trick to this?