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  1. I understand that to display with a given blog template, there are image size limits and they generally seem to be about 500 pixels wide. I have a need to publish images two or three times that width. Is there a way?

    Yes, I know that users will probably have to scroll to see my entire image. In this case I am publishing star charts and they simply aren't useful in the small sizes - much the way a map isn't useful if too small. Scrolling isn't an issue. People scroll within Google maps all the time. Displaying the largest image possible, then, ismy goals. Ideally I would treat the 500-pixel image (460 pixel-whatever) my blog template limits me to as a thumbnail and a person would click on it to display a large, scrollable image in a new window.

    I would like to do something along those lines. I know how to do it - with HTML and JS, but that would require sending people to another location outside wordpress.com. I'd like to keep it all within WordPress if possible. I don't see a way to do this, but perhaps I'm misisng something simple and obvious???

    The blog I need help with is raptinawe.wordpress.com.

  2. Publish a image that fits the post area and then link it to the original at the size you want.

  3. Ideally I would treat the 500-pixel image (460 pixel-whatever) my blog template limits me to as a thumbnail and a person would click on it to display a large, scrollable image in a new window.

    When you insert the image into the post, just make sure and click the "file URL" button and it will link the thumbnail to the full-sized image.

  4. Wow - now that is simple - thanks!

  5. You're welcome.

  6. I hope somebody can take one more follow-up on this.

    I uploaded a picture at 600 pixels in width, allowed Word Press to size it to "medium" and clicked "file URL" as discribed above. (so far, so fabulous.) When I click the smaller image in my post, I get a new window with the image on it. It flashes to the image at 600 pixels wide, then goes back to the image at "medium" size. If I click the image in the new window, it grows to it's real 600-pixel-wide size. Can I make it open that new window and stay at the larger size?

    Thanks in advance. This forum is very useful.

    Here's an example: http://joannetaeuffer.com/about/
    it's the first photo at the top of this page.

  7. I've done more testing and I think the answer is: screen resolution. It appears that the graphic resizes itself based on the size of the new open window. I keep my monitor at a low res (avoiding the need for computer glasses) but when I "up" the resolution, the graphic is resized in the new window to a BIGGER size...still not full size unless I click on it.

    So...if anybody has a better answer than that, let me know. Otherwise, I'm going assume it's a feature not a bug and live with it.

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