Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Blogger Basics With Sandy - Lesson 2 Adding Images

Lesson 2 – Adding Images

They say a picture paints a thousand words and this is certainly true when you’re blogging. Relevant photographs and other images will make your blog post stand out. If you would like to know how to add an image to your blog post, this is the lesson for you.

The How To

In Blogger, when you are typing your blog post, click on the ‘Add Image’ icon. This will open an ‘Upload Image’ window.

If the image you wish to upload is saved on your computer you should click on the ‘Choose File’ button. Double click on the image.
If the image you wish to upload is on the internet you will need to copy and paste the URL into the ‘URL’ box. You can do this by right-clicking on the image and selecting ‘Copy image url’ and then CTRL and V or right-click and ‘paste’ into the ‘URL’ box.

You can then choose where you want to place the image on the post in the ‘Layout’ section, and what size you want the image to be.

Once you have chosen these options, click on ‘Upload Photo’, then ‘Done’

You should now have an image in your post. If it’s not what you were expecting, for example it may be too large; you can delete it and try again.

Image Hints and Tips

If you want to use an image you have found on the internet please check the copyright situation. You may find that an image is ‘creative commons’. This means you can use the image, but you should give credit to the photographer. You can do this by adding the sentence ‘Image Credit: Jo Blogs/website url’.

If you’re not sure, it’s best to assume that the image is copyright and you should not use it without permission.

I have found that it’s best to add any images you would like to use before you start typing your blog post. I find if you add an image later it can confuse Blogger and change the font you are typing in. I then find it infuriating trying to correct the font. This may be a quirk of Blogger, or it could just be me!

One excellent use of an image that you may have seen on blogs is ‘Wordless Wednesday’. It’s an easy way to use images on your blog. You can add a caption and quickly share a family snap or amusing cartoon.


Next time on Blogger Basics: Lesson 3 - Adding Video

If you have any questions please ask, either in the comments here, or you will find my email address on my blog Baby Baby


  1. Thanks Sandy, I don't use blogger, but this was a timely reminder to take a second look at the 'look and feel' of my blog. Plus although I don't tend to add too much family stuff (it's more advisory), it gave me a great idea for a regular feature.

  2. Mummy Whisperer, thank you, I'm glad you found it useful :-) x


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