When you buy a new camera, the size setting is generally large. This means you can take a photo using 1000’s of pixels and the image could print out well as a large poster to put on your bedroom wall.
Do you need images this large for your blog?
No, you only need images no bigger than a postcard size. If you own a camera, then change the size to standard or small.
Let’s now practice cropping and resizing your image.
Step 1. Go to start button, open computer then pictures under libraries and finally the sample folder. Should be a big picture of a mountain in the desert in USA somewhere.
Step 2. Hover over the image and ask these questions from a previous post
- type – JPEG?
- dimensions – under 500×500?
- size – in KBs?
If the answer is no to dimensions or size then we need to crop and/or resize.
Step 1. Right click on image and open with Microsoft Image Picture Manager.
Step 2. Top left> picture> crop
Step 3. Now you see the dark black handles allowing you to drag your picture in to where you want it cropped.
Step 4. Now to resize the image if needed. Over on the right hand side you can see original size and new size. Is the new size less than 500×500?
- Yes, then file>save as> give it a new name and check it is still JPEG.
- No, click OK and now follow resizing steps below.
Step 1. Top left> picture> resize
Step 2. Change to predefined web small then click OK. File >Save as> give it a name
Step 3. Now it is time to write your post then jump to step 4 with these instructions.