You may know that I am a lazy writer, but tend to photograph my world A LOT, and post those images here. Some of you are kind enough to look, rate, and comment. OpenSalon's I Love Life is having trouble uploading large size images on her posts here, being limited to 2MB, etc. and has asked me to explain the technical details of such postings.
Not everyone here is at the same place, tech-wise, so it is difficult to make a lesson plan that is suitable for all. So, I am writing those methods exactly as I perform them. I apologize in advance if these instructions are confusing.
How To: Post Big-Ass Photos on OpenSalon
1. Create a photo album on my computer with all the images I will use in the post.
a) I begin with a blank template, say 300 dpi, 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches. (Do the math and you will have a 750 pixels by 750 pixels template.)
b) I gather photos that speak to the theme, place them on the template and move them until they are cropped to my satisfaction. I save each one in the photo album, naming them lesson1.jpg and lesson2.jpg etc.
2. Upload all the photos to flikr.com where I have an account.
3. Create the linking html code for the post. (I use Microsoft notepad.)
a) Within flikr, I open my Photostream, look at lesson1.jpg and click "share" and pull down the full size 750 pixel by 750 pixel choice, copy, and paste that to a Notepad note. It will look like this to start:
b) Again, within flikr, I click "share" and pull down the 500 pixel by 500 pixel choice, copy, and paste that into the existing note. Now, it looks like this:
c) I edit that lesson1.jpg link so that the 500x500 is the posting image, and the 750x750 is the linking image, like this (notice, I edit width="485" which is the OpenSalon column width):
d) repeat 3a, 3b, and 3c for all photos to be used in the post
4. Begin my OpenSalon New Post
a) Click New Post
b) fill in title and tags
c) type my first line
d) click HMTL from the toolbar
e) copy my Notepad note, and paste it in the HTML window of OS New Post
f) click Update from the HTML box
g) write more lines, correct spelling, check by clicking "Save Draft and Preview"
h) click "Publish"
(I feel pretty certain that my ex-sister-in-law, Jackie, will not object to being the photo guinea pig here. She is a lot of fun, right?)
I am happy to elaborate, if I can, so ask questions. Thanks for reading.
(click on last photo to enlarge)
© diana ani stokely 2012