Monday, October 16, 2006

How to Add a Photo to a Blogger Blog

Put your cursor where you would like to insert the photo in your post.

Search Flickr for photos with a Creative Commons Attribution License:

Attribution means:
The photographer lets others copy, distribute, display, and perform their copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but if you give them credit.

I searched for the words "woman" and "computer" and found this photo:

I clicked on the photo and selected,"Copy Image Location."

Then I clicked on the icon that looks like a photo in my Blogger post and pasted the URL of the photo in the pop up window. I chose left layout and small image size and hit Upload Image.

I can move the photo around in Compose mode to where I want it to be. Be sure to give the photographer credit. I like to put it on the bottom of my post with links to the photo and their profile on Flickr like this:

Photo credit: Portrait of the Artist at Work by Chris Kirkman.

Then I write the photographer a note using Flickr Mail and say that I have used their photo and send them a link to the post. You will need to open a Flickr account to send photographers email through Flickr.

You can also upload a photo straight from you computer. Just put your cursor where you want the photo to be, click on the icon that looks like a photo, find the image on your computer, select the layout and image size and hit Upload Image.


Julie Kertesz - me - moi - jk said...

excuse me, I first ask if i can post (and usually get a thank you note and yes) and after that post in my blog.

and of course, one can use any image you have on your own computer, now, or directly by bloger or through Hello, or on a photo site like flickr or like the new google offers, from the new picassa

It is better to look well which are the public images and which are heavily copyrighted, most of people are happy, to see their pictures on line in a personal blog of course, but some want to know why and how, etc.

I was happy for example that my picture was found and put in this blog!

Britt Bravo said...

Thanks for the tips Julie and yes, it is VERY important that people check with photographers before they use their photos and check what the photo's copyright restrictions are.