3/16/2013

How to make photos larger on blogger

For those of you that would like to make your photos larger than the sizes offered by Blogger, here's a quick tutorial on how I enlarge the photos on each post.

Note: I don't change the template to make all photos larger because I don't always want them all larger. These directions must be repeated for each photo on each post.

Be brave! If you mess up, you can always remove the pictures and reload them onto your blog.

Here we go....

1. Load the photo as you usually do. This is what you get.


2. Click on the photo and you will get a row of options at the bottom in a blue box. Click 'X-Large' to get the size below.

3.Now click 'HTML' in the top left corner next to the 'Compose' button. You will see something like this. It will NOT look exactly like this.
It looks scary, but don't panic! You are only looking for two specific areas.

<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAtLucvh2Ug/USwN_dGgPvI/AAAAAAAAi-Q/CxJ4-Y2VYLs/s1600/IMG_1101.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://lAtLucvh2Ug/USwN_dGgPvI/AAAAAAAAi-Q/CxJ4-Y2VYLs/s640/IMG_1101.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>
4.Now, ignore everything else and look for the part that says 'height="480" and 'width="640", [highlighted in red above].

Change the numbers "480" to "640" and change the numbers "640" to "860". The photo will be correctly sized even if you have cropped the photo and the height is not exactly 480 and the width is not exactly 640.

5.Click 'Compose' in the upper left corner to return to the page where you are writing your post and your photo should be this big.


You did it!!

17 comments:

chitra said...

thanks , that was a quick way of going at things. thanks

Chel C said...

Thanks for explaining this. I didn't know you could type in the size. Take care. Chel x

The Artful Diva said...

You are brilliant - I love this bit of info. Your floral photo is striking and deserves to be shown BIG!

Belle said...

I like the option of different sizes for photos. I use it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte Crawley said...

So smart you are! Thanks, and such a beautiful flower.

eileeninmd said...

Great tip and directions. Your flower is gorgeous!

Sleepshort said...

Very useful tip, and well explained.
I've done a similar procedure in the past for resizing youtube videos. The only thing to be careful of though is to keep the height-width ratio as it was.
Have a good week.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I hope many other bloggers get to see this. It's so hard to appreciate photos when they're so tiny. Thanks for the PSA!

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OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

BEAUTIFUL flower!! And really love the photo in your blog header! Thanks for stopping by too!

Marja said...

oh you can make them even bigger Thanks and what a gorgeous flower

Karen said...

Who knew? Well, of course, you did! Thanks for sharing! Very pretty flower! xx

Anita said...

This post is a keeper! I knew how to make the photos extra large, but not how to go into the html code. Thanks!

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

Ah, that's a different way of doing it. I normally just click the large, Xtra large stuff, but now I've learnt a new way and can make the sizes more to what I actually want. Thanks for the info :).

Merisi said...

Brilliant tutorial, thank you for sharing!
Cheers,
Merisi

Linda said...

Thanks so much for the tip...and a lovely photo! Happy Easter.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for these instructions.