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Sizing a photo to post on blog

  1. This morning, I tried to post a photo on my blog in the same manner as I always do. However, this time the preview photo was about the size of an 11x14, if not larger print. It took me awhile to figure out how to reduce the size of the photo but I was finally able to to so.

    Just now, I attempted to post several more photos, but this time the photos were about the size of a 4x6 print. I tried several times to enlarge the photos in the same manner that I had reduced the previous one. However, nothing I did would enlarge the photos when I previewed them.

    In both cases, I first posted them full size (793x1090). I then tried to adjust their size via edit image and then scale image. It worked on the first photo posted (this photo has yet to be actually posted, I have it saved as a draft), but did not work on the second attempt.

    The majority of photos I post come from scanned 4x6 prints. I do not understand why one photo would be too large and the second photo not large enough, though both photos uploaded are from 4x6 prints and were to be posted as full size. I would like to have all my photos posted to be the size, that being roughly 6x8.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Steven Spring
    Blog url: http://talkingloudandsayingnothingparts3and4.wordpress.com/

  2. a) When it comes to computers and the web, you must learn to think in pixels. A scanned 4x6 (or whatever) image doesn't mean anything: the pixel dimensions depend on the resolution you set.

    b) Are you talking about images displayed as a WP slideshow, as on your latest published posts? If so, the slideshow has a fixed height: maximum displayed image height is 410px, so ideally you should use an image editing application to downsize all your images to that height before uploading them.

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