Now onto my topic for the day...photo storage capacity limits for Bloggers.
If you get to the point where Blogger is advising that you cannot upload any more pictures from your files because you've reached your storage capacity and you must now purchase a storage plan, then this piece of information is for you.
Well! Let me tell you a few ways to get around the attempt to bill us for photo storage.
If you pay attention to my instructions, you can learn to put pictures into your blog without having to upload through Blogger and you won't have to worry about these pictures being stored by Blogger and their associates.
The below photo is one I scanned and uploaded onto Facebook for an "oldies" file I set up for the family to enjoy.
|Getting Heather ready for a choir performance, I|
believe...needless to say, she's not being very
cooperative. However, I loved these moments too!
First of all, to "copy" a photo, you place the cursor over the photo, then right click your mouse or laptop pad button and select "copy." However, if your photo program on your computer won't allow you to copy a photo directly from the program itself, then go to Microsoft Word or to some other program you use regularly in your computer program, open a blank document, and then simply choose the command in the program to "Insert" photos into the document. From there, you can "copy" the photo. You will be required to go through your photo files to select a photo to insert, but the search is similar to that of uploading from Blogger, only you are doing it from your own program on your computer. To begin with, I open a document to be specifically used for this purpose and I'll even name it, "Blogging Photos" and start inserting as many photos from your photo program as you'd like to use while blogging.
Open your Blogger account, start writing a new post. I usually hit enter several times to create hard spaces to make it easier to manuever around in the document if I've not yet started writing. Before pasting the photo, I will put the cursor about mid-way through the empty Blogger document or place the cursor in the position between the text I desire, THEN I right click and choose "paste" to get the photo through magical cyber space.
WAIT --- IMPORTANT DETAILS ARE STILL NEEDED. You are not finished because Blogger's program makes pasted photos harder to manipulate.
|Stefie taking swimming lessons at about three years old, to include|
learning to go off the diving board. She wasn't having such a great time
right here. As a mom, these moments BREAK YOUR HEART!
Okay, this is where you need to pay attention. You won't be able to manipulate the pasted photo until you put paste it into your Blogger document and then click on the photo which will cause the little pop-up photo menu-bar to appear. To be able to adjust the size of the photo, you must FIRST select "Original Size" and I know it will likely BLOW UP the photo, but don't freak out. This is just a necessary step to be able to resize the photo as you'd like. After you select ORIGINAL SIZE, you will THEN be ALLOWED by the program to adjust the photo down to your preferred size.
If you don't select "original size" first, then you probably won't be able to manipulate the photo size to your preference because it will be frozen as pasted. After selecting Original Size, I usually change it to Large or Medium size for my blog posting. Then, you can go to the regular editing toolbar and center the photo in the entry, if you wish.
|Not to worry, Stefie is all smiles for the most part when in the water!|
|Now she's happy to jump off the board; she adored the cute|
swim instructor who told her he'd LOVE to jump WITH her.
OKAY - LET'S GO!!!
Pasting the photos in my stories for Blogger means I no longer have to worry about uploading problems through Blogger or worry about photo storage issues. As long as I can get that photo onto my computer in a method that allows me to "Copy" it, I can take it to my blog.
Like I said, I don't want Blogger and their associates uploading my photos via a search through my computer files for an upload and I REALLY DON'T WANT THEM storing my personal photos...it's not necessary and none of their business to do so. I'd rather cut and paste all day long. It's easier than uploading through Blogger anyway. I don't want to pay another entity to store something I already have, most likely, stored on my computer.
|Heather and her beautiful hair that|
was always her trademark. I think she
was in her Senior year of High School in this shot
I took of her in the front yard of our house.
Cut and Paste and avoid storage fees! Keep photos on your own computer and out of third party hands! I wish I would've started out doing this with my first blog entry. Live and learn!