Wow!

It’s like a big party-Wow, what a lot of comments!

Apologies for the big pictures.  This is all new…  They look ok on my computer at home, though they fill the full width of the text area, but at work (old Internet Explorer version), they are absolutely humongous, the whole blog is way bigger than the screen.

Previously I uploaded pics directly from my computer.  I did that in the last (contest!) post, and they were rather large, they filled the page!  My imaging software doesn’t have resizing options.  So I figured I’d put them on flickr and link to that instead of my computer…but I’m not quite getting it.  And don’t you know that I got a message from flickr saying I’ve reached my limit for the free account, even though when I was uploading pictures I’d only uploaded 30% of my monthly limit (the plan is to put all the post photos on flickr and point the blog there so I can close down the livejournal account, which is where they are now pointed to).  So.  I sprung for the $24 for the year.  But now I can’t figure it out!  Too tired.  Too much computer stuff.  At work.  At home.  I can download the flickr photo back onto my computer and it is much much smaller (6 kb vs 1.4 mb!), but I know there must be a direct method that is simple.

If any of you link your blog post photos to your flickr photos, would ya give me a mini tutorial? 

I was pretty excited that I can now email commenters back directly.  But I wonder if something is wrong.  About an hour or more ago I finished replying to EVERYbody (I think), but outlook is still sending messages…very…s…l….o….w…l…y!  About every 10 minutes one goes out.  WTF???

So, things to show you when I get the picture thing squared away,

  • 1st Dulaan hat for 2008
  • yarn storage reorganization and improvement
  • eagle over the river that nearly made me swerve off the road
  • doggies!
  • maybe a WIP, I keep starting it and getting about an inch into it and ripping it and restarting and ripping and restarting and ripping
  • Simpson’s avatar my son had me make

You know, standard odd stuff.

6 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Mel said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 3:53 am

    I’ll e-mail you about the Flickr thing. It’s not that difficult, really.

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    Chris said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

    Hey, I can send you some info on free photo editing and resizing software – both online and things you can run from your pc. I’m SO not a Photoshop girl. :)

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    limedragon :-: Harriet said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

    Hey, congratulations on the new digs! : ) Very spiffy! As for pictures… Flickr can sometimes be a pain, but I would also wager a guess that your work’s IE verison is a bit old, right?

    Before you go pro, there are lots of options to try like one of the software programs mentioned by Chris, or maybe Google’s Picasa. There are plugins for WordPress that help with pictures too. This page is a good place to start if you want to explore your options: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/wordpress-plugins-for-images-photographs-and-graphics/

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    Emily said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    What I do with Flickr:

    From the picture page, there’s a row of links directly above the pictures. Click the one that says “All Sizes.”

    Then you can see all of the resizing options that Flickr offers. I use the medium size for my blog. Just click on where it says Medium on the top. It will reload the page with the picture in their standard medium size.

    Scroll down below the picture. Flickr provides you the code for the link. According to Flickr’s policies, all pictures displayed off site have to link to their site, so use the first code they provide. It does all the linking/resizing for you.

    I do this with just the free account! They limit the total number of pics for the free account to 200, but I don’t know about a monthly numbers limit. I never go over the monthly byte size limit.

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    Kim said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    I just last week posted how to post photos on your blog from Flickr:
    http://knitswithasilentk.blogspot.com/2007/07/easy-blogging-tips-part-ii-photos-other.html
    Let me know if you need help – the post isn’t exclusively about Flickr.

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    susan said,

    July 31, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

    I second what Emily said. But, if you had been able to resize the photos before you uploaded them, you wouldn’t have used up all the space provided with the free account. But that’s no matter now since you have the Pro account (which, IMHO is worth every penny).

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