How to Upload an Image to Blogger - dummies

How to Upload an Image to Blogger

By Amy Lupold Bair

In the age of Pinterest and Instagram, adding an image to every blog post is practically a requirement. Without an eye-catching image, how will your Pinterest-savvy readers share your amazing post?

Blogger has some good built-in tools that allow you to upload an image that’s already the right size and format for displaying on the web.

Follow these steps to upload an image from your computer and add it to your blog post:

  1. Click the Insert Image icon.
    It looks like a photograph.
    The Upload window opens.
  2. Click the Choose Files button to upload an image on your computer.
    File Upload dialog box opens.
  3. Locate the image that you want to upload from your computer and select it.
  4. Click Open.
    The image is uploaded to Blogger.
  5. Click Add Selected from the lower-left corner of the Upload screen.
    The image is placed in your blog post.
  6. Select the image and then choose your image formatting options:
    • Image Size: Determines how large the display of the image is in your blog post, regardless of the dimensions of the source image. You can choose Small, Medium, or Large.

    • Alignment: Determines how text wraps around the image. You can choose None, Left, Center, or Right.

    • Caption: Places text directly under the image.

You can add an image from a site easily by using Blogger. Just follow these steps:

  1. Find an image or photo on the web that you want to use.
    Make sure that you’re allowed to use it by checking the website for copyright permission or asking the creator.
  2. Right-click the image and select Copy Image Location from the menu that opens.
    The phrasing of this option may differ from one browser to another. If you don’t see anything that looks right, choose Properties from the menu. A window opens that shows you the URL address, which you can then click and drag to highlight. Press Ctrl+C to copy the address (⌘+C on a Mac).
  3. Head back to Blogger and start a new post, or open one that you’ve already created.
  4. Click the Add Image icon.
    It looks like a photograph.
    The Upload window opens.
  5. From the More drop-down menu, choose the From a URL link and press Ctrl+V (⌘+V on the Mac) to paste the image address into the image URL text box on the right of the window.
    Blogger loads a preview of your image.
  6. Click the Add Selected button to insert the photo in your post.
  7. Select the image and then choose your image formatting options:
    • Image Size: Determines how large the display of the image is in your blog post, regardless of the dimensions of the source image. You can choose Small, Medium, or Large.
    • Alignment: Determines how text wraps around the image. You can choose None, Left, Center, or Right.
    • Properties: Allows you to provide your image with a title.
    • Caption: Places text directly under the image.
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Source: www.blogger.com Selecting an image you have uploaded allows you to size and align it, as well as add a caption.

One final way to add an image to a Blogger post is to drag and drop a photo directly from another window open on your desktop, such as Facebook or your computer’s media viewing gallery.