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.
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Now this is the larger picture. And here is what the code looks like.
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).
Oh, by the way it's a Phalaenopsis Orchid (Moth Orchid).
Last minute info. Resize before uploading.
I use Paint.