learn blogging tricks from bloggers just like you
and connect with new people as well!

[This is Blogger's standard LARGE size]

[And this is the new size that I hand coded in the 'edit html' section.]

there are a few tricks and tips i've picked up by simply reading other people's blogs and either emailing them to say hello and ask about it or doing a mad google search and landing on a fab how-to blog resource and then emailing that person (see a few right in the Blog Out Loud sidebar).

one such trick that I am still trying to figure out is how to make photos in Blogger bigger and/or longer. the Blogger template only allows for 3 sizes - small, medium and large. they don't really offer a "kind of longer than wider without losing resolution" type photo. i love
oh, hello friend and a field journal's blog and their photos. lovely. i think what you do is load up the photo and then go into the "edit html" and adjust the sizes.

let's try this....

i uploaded a photo from oh, hello friend. the top photo is Blogger's standard large and the bottom photo is my attempt at making it look as lovely as danni's. and yea - it worked!! by simply going into the "edit html" tab (right up there on this very page next to the "compose" button), you can see the coding, find the width and height and just adjust the sizes. yea!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin


Natalie said...

When you edit the html to resize an image's pixel dimensions to be larger than the original image size, you sacrafice resolution in the bigger image, hence the BIG image you posted looks really pixelated. In order to do this, you need to resize from an image who's original dimensions are larger than the final resized image will be. I have found the easiest way to do this on my blog is to upload all my images to flickr, then write in the HTML code to source the photo into my blog post. Keeps the quality and minimizes resizing issues. Hope this is helpful!!

loving. living. small. said...

nice tip, natalie! the more info on this the better! I am still working on it and sometimes the pics become a bit blurry. i like the use of webhosting to bring in the photos.

Post a Comment

>>Thanks for your comment on Blog Out Loud