Thursday, April 14, 2011

Larger Pictures

This post is to answer Shady's question about how to make pictures larger.
There are different ways of doing it(please share). This is my method.
Also remember the file size of the picture has to be the size you want on your blog.
Just use the highlighted red or blogger will shrink picture.
What ever size you made your photo before uoloading will stay exactly the same.
Test to make sure it's the right size for YOUR blog.They will not be clickable.

First this is the normal uploaded picture and the unseen HTML codes.
All the arrows are reversed just so you can see it.

Only what's highlighted in red will be kept.
>a href="
>img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5595107096136156194" /<>/a<

Now this is the larger picture. And here is what the code looks like.

>img src=""<

How it's done is by removing the a href and replace it with img src don't forget the space between img and src.
Only keep what's highlighted in red. Delete everything else.

Hope this is helpful Shady (or anyone else who might want to give it a try).
Have fun!
Oh, by the way it's a Phalaenopsis Orchid (Moth Orchid).

Last minute info. Resize before uploading.
I use Paint.


  1. Thank you so much, Patsi!! I'd tried stretching the uploaded photo, but it sometimes loses it's "sharpness."
    btw: That's a beautiful orchid! I hate to admit that I accidentally broke the tip of the growing stem (with small buds) of my orchid a couple of days ago. How clumsy!!

  2. Before uploading try this.
    I use 'paint' for resizing my picture files. This is where I make them smaller to fit.
    Then up load.

  3. This was useful. I have to keep checking back for your tips. With WP, I just size before upload, them scale down from there. I always prepare them for the web through Photoshop to make the file smaller and keep the image as large as possible. With my magazine, they are always larger files though. The img src line is the size you upload, right, then this keeps Blogger from shrinking them?

  4. My pictures are big like everyone elses for clarity and printing.
    The saved pics I might use for blogger are sized down(smaller file) to the exact size needed for my blog before uploading to blogger.

    Paint which I think everyone has lets you size down very quickly. I use Photoshop for other stuff.

    Yes, the method I showed won't get shrunk by blogger.Just use the highlighted red or blogger will shrink picture. What ever size you made your photo before uoloading will stay exactly the same.

    Maybe I should edit post to make clearer.

  5. Gosh I get so confused when editing pictures I'm lucky I get any loaded. I change my sizes in the online program (Flickr) and have never used photoshop. One of these days I really need to learn because it seems you can do so much. I think I was maybe doing it the hard way with Picasa as I'd upload the pic then go get the code from Picasa and make it large. Now I do that on Flicker but it's odd that Flickr makes the pics larger.

    You asked about my template. It is Minima stretch. An old template and the only one I've used since I started the blog. I find it simply enough for me as I'm not too tech savvy and hate messing with it. I could never get my header photo right then Marnie sent me the code from her Minima and it worked. I've been good with it since. Your orchid is a real beauty. I do like the large pics.

  6. Thanks Patsi for making it a bit clearer.

  7. Rarely edit to much time. That is odd about Flicker but a luckly thing.
    When I plug the flash card into the computer I have choices where to upload (I use Picture verses lets say Documents etc..
    Then resize and save in same folder and up load to blog.

    I like the Mimima (no borders on the side). Have to check back for the code to center header.

    Thanks Tina.


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