Adding a Photo to Your Post
- Click on Add Media.
- Click the Upload Files button or drag your file(s) into the box.
- Once your file is uploaded, a dialog window will appear showing a thumbnail of the uploaded file(s), information and settings. You can change the image Title to something more relevant than the file name. You can add a Caption and Description as well. If you don’t see the dialogs, click on the Show link next to the file name.
- Under Link URL, select None.
- Set the Alignment of your photo in relation to the text content.
- Change the size of your photo as it appears on in the Post. It is set to Medium by default. It should not be set to the Full Size as it will be too large to fit in the website layout.
- Click the Use as Thumbnail link to set the photo as the thumbnail. If you have multiple photos, you can only set one of them to be the thumbnail. If you don’t choose a thumbnail, the first image in your post will be used automatically when you save or publish your post.
- Click the Insert into Post button to add the photo to your post.
Note: You can go back and edit the photo once it’s in the Post by clicking on the image and then clicking on the Edit Image button and you can delete it from your Post by clicking the Delete Image button.
How To Resize Your Photos if Necessary
Before uploading photos to the website, you must first reduce the file size of your photos to be no larger than 8 MB. You may need to set your camera to shoot photos at a smaller size. But, you can also re-size images on your computer. If you have Photoshop or another photo editing application you can use that. But, there are ways to do it in either Windows or Mac OS without a photo editor. Your photo should be at least 300 pixels wide. If your photo is too small, it will get stretched out and distorted when shown in thumbnails on the website. Also, square or landscape photos are preferred. Portrait oriented photos will become the most distorted when shown as a thumbnail.
- Right-click on the image file.
- Open With > Paint.
- Click Resize.
- Enter 25 as the percentage (this will depend on how much you need to shrink the file).
- File > Save As and choose new file name.
*Optional tool that works by using the right-click menu in Windows:
- Open your Finder and double click on the image you want to resize.
- Preview will launch and show the image you double clicked.
- Click on Tools > Adjust Size. The Image dimension window will pop up and you can enter the size you want here and the image will be resized.
- Once the image is resized, you will need to save your image by clicking on “File” > “Save as” and enter a file name for your new image. If you decided to overwrite the image file, then you can click “File” > “Save” or press Command + S.