Uploading images into TypePad blog posts is really quite simple…
Let’s look at this screenshot from our previous post on Blogging With TypePad:
To insert a photo or image, find the Insert Image button . When you click on this button, a pop-up screen will appear in a separate window like this:
If you’re using a photo from Flickr or similar service, you’ll need to save that image to your computer and remember what you named it and where you saved it.
The first step is to upload the image into TypePad.
The second step is where you can get creative. I always choose "Use Custom Settings" because it allows more freedom in sizing and placement of the image.
When you click on Custom Settings, the screen changes to this:
Here we have more choices. If you want to wrap text, like I’ve done here, choose either Image on Left or Image on Right. If you don’t want any wrapping (like I did with the menu bar screenshot above), uncheck Wrap Text.
I always use Create Thumbnail. I rarely use the Pop-Up Window option.
You can size the thumbnail to anything that will fit in your main blog section (usually no more than 500 pixels).
When your readers click on the image, the original file will show on the browser, and they’ll need to click back to finish reading (here’s where the Pop-up option may be handy for you). Try it with one of these images — just make sure to hit the back button to continue reading:-)
A couple of guidelines of practice and etiquette:
- It’s a good idea to place images appropriately within your post. Your image will be placed at the point of your cursor, so if you write your post before inserting the image – make sure your cursor is where you want your picture.
- In A Blog Posting Mantra, #5 is Image Above the Fold. As more users begin reading your site in a feed aggregator, you’ll want to make sure the image is seen.
- If you use an image found on another site, make sure you have permission (usually stated on the site) and give attribution with a link back. Flickr has Community Guidelines that we need to follow.
Here’s an example of a photo found on Flickr with the attribution at the bottom of the post:
By clicking on the photo, you’ll see a larger version. The links and credit below go to the Flickr page where I found the photo – then also to the "photostream" of the Flickr member who originally uploaded the photo (and he’s got a lot of great photos there).
Photo on Flickr by acampm1
Related post here –
Blogging With TypePad: Easy as Email
Related elsewhere -
WordPress users: FAQ for Uploading a Picture…
Blogger users: How do I post pictures?