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  1. How do I make captions to images?

  2. It's best to do that on your desktop with an image program like Paint or Photoshop and then upload the file with the caption embedded on it. There's no utility in WordPress for making captions on photos: the only way to sort of fake it that I know of is to center the image and center the text below, changing it to a smaller size font in the Code editor.

  3. Ok, thanks.

  4. I am having this same trouble in my blog http://www.erincovert.com. I like blogging from flickr but the captions look goofy and oddly spaced. I would be open to handling differently if there were a solution. I am surprised there aren't more posts about this because it seems like image captions are pretty important and that making the text part of the image doesn't support good information architecture.

    Does anyone else have thoughts about this topic? Thanks!

  5. i think most people do captions by putting it below the picture, then spacing twice for a new paragraph or picture.

  6. A lot of blogs just try to use photos that fit the content in a way that makes a caption unnecessary. But as raincoaster says, if you want a caption, the best way here on wr.com is to use an image handling utility to put a caption right into the image itself. Here's a post where I did that once. It was my first try, and I got the shade of white below the picture a little wrong, but you get the idea. :-/

    Not sure if you can add regular captions if you have the CSS upgrade. I used to use them on my old wp.org blog, but don't recall where the code was.

    [Edit:] Well, what sulz says makes perfect sense too.

  7. I take it on a case-by-case basis. if i've got text wrapped around the image, fitting in a caption all neat and tidy can be challenging...totally depends. I often just do an italicized credit right at the end of the blog if no explanation is needed right beside a picture...it seems to work. I have to say though-captions are top on my list for a feature i'd be thrilled to see wordpress add.

  8. In an ideal WordPress world, It would be possible to position pictures (or thumbnails) in a frame anchored in the text. This frame could also include formatted text as a caption. Thus the caption's width and position would always be linked to and move with the frame and the picture.
    Second on my wish-list (as I have mention in another thread) is a feature in which a formatted caption or explanation too long for a regular caption could be made to pop-up with a mouse hover over the picture.
    An example of where these features would really help is here: http://russellc.wordpress.com/2007/08/29/spot-the-deliberate-mistake/
    Any suggestions of how this rather clumsy layout could be improved will be welcomed.

  9. I suggest you contact staff with your suggestions. Sometimes they read the forums, but they definitely prefer getting suggestions like that through regular channels.

    Images can have frames now, but there's no caption option.

  10. caption option is haveable. just use a one-cell table and include table caption. not all themes support table captions though, i got frustrated trying it in freshy. chaotic soul and redoable lite did it ok. i don't know about the rest. :D

    another way could be to have a two-cell table - the larger cell for the image and smaller/thinner cell for the text that can pass for caption.
    pro's: you can link a part of the text to something relevent
    con's: you miss out on the search engine benefits bestowed upon proper captions.

  11. As mentioned above using HTML you have the choice of either the one cell approach or the two cell approach for creating image captions. Details here http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www/captions.html

  12. @myself :D
    not all themes support table captions though

    sure do!
    just do it using the two-cell approach as found in the link if the one-cell approach fails a theme!

  13. Right on. Another issue "resolved". :)

  14. russelc
    In an ideal WordPress world, It would be possible to position pictures (or thumbnails) in a frame anchored in the text. This frame could also include formatted text as a caption. Thus the caption's width and position would always be linked to and move with the frame and the picture.

    um, if you "cheat" the system and use table caption to work as image caption, then the caption width will retain. as for moving an image around, you will have to do it in the code mode to make sure you select the whole table code
    <table> everything in between</table>
    and that will work!

    Second on my wish-list (as I have mention in another thread) is a feature in which a formatted caption or explanation too long for a regular caption could be made to pop-up with a mouse hover over the picture.

    please remember to add both the alt and title tags in your image code. it is safe to say that one or the other will perform the pop-up magic in any browser.
    --------

    what i wish for is some javascript. ok ok, don't throw all those rotten eggs at me just yet!
    what i mean to say is, it could be something (the code) that we won't have to mess with, we could have rollover images, so that when a viewer hovers the mouse over an image, the text saved-as-an-image can pop up. we could have this added facility in the "tree" icon :D so that we can upload not one but TWO images. one that will show normally and the other only when the mouse is hovered over it.

    and it's not like we don't have rollover examples here at wp.com! ever noticed that a text link changes in some way when you hover your mouse over it? that's a handiwork of javascript. it is even more evident in the theme twentyeight-thirteen.

    only we don't have the access to do it as WE wish :(

  15. I've done a blog post that includes links to free watermarking and image caption generators and programs Watermark Your Blog Images

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