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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Placing Images On Your Site


It is one thing to write books, stories and articles, it is quite another to get them out there! We get our names know,and keep our names fresh, through our blogs and sites. If we are smart, we add visuals - scans of photo's or other material that add interest to what we write. I have to admit, I don't have a clue what is going on here! I know nothing about the technology, and have been known to do the happy dance simply if a jpeg uploads properly!

What I didn't realise is that images need to be optimized because images from a camera have a large file size. I also didn't realise that resizing in Word Press changes only the display size, not the file size. Also, in doing this the quality of the image suffers.

I recently ran across information on a site called Web Resizer (http://www.webresizer.com/).
What a gift for us non-techies that are trying to do it all, and have no web master! With Web Resizer you can reduce the image size, crop photos, sharpen, change the height and width, rotate a photo, adjust brightness and saturation, convert a photo to black and white (a nice trick for bringing mood to written work!), and add a border. The site is free,and here is no registration!

The photo in this article is one that I ran through this site. Not bad for a first time user!

(c) February 2011 Bonnie Cehovet

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