Nov 17, 2009

Asking The Blog Guy ?

Q :( Hey Blog Guy, love your Blogs, they are great and very helpful. My question evolves from a readers comment on my Google Blog, Daily Gun Pictures. How come Google has a 'Mouseover / Click on a Picture Image'?
I never paid any attention to this feature before.
One reader brought to my attention that when he clicks on the image I posted, the image size is the same as shown - so why does Google even have this feature and can it be used?

A :) Good question for all readers.
Yes the feature can be used. My guess is that your are pre-sizing the picture images using something like Adobe Photoshop. If the image is pre-sized, then when you click on the image you get the same size picture.
Example you set the image size for 350 x 350 pixels.
However, if you have a larger picture, say 600 x 600 pixels
and have your settings set correctly on your Google Image Upload, you should get two different sized image formats. One that will fit inside your Google Post, and one that will be truer to the actual size image when you click on it with your mouse.
Important Notes:
1) This feature may have restrictions on the Google Blog template you choose.
2) Google does restrict the amount of data you can upload to any specific Blog. So since you do a lot of Blog Pictures everyday, it's recommended to confine the image size to a maximum of 350 x 350 pixels per image. This may be too small for viewing in some cases, but I wouldn't go larger than 400 x 400 pixels. After all you wouldn't want to get a message from Google saying you have reached your maximum allowable storage.
3) To help Bloggers, Google has added a feature to it's picture uploads. Look at the very bottom of the 'Add a Image from your Computer'
See Picture Below - it will tell you how much storage you have used and how much you have remaining.

I hope this has been helpful.

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1 comment:

The Daily Gun Picture said...

great info and thanks for answering my question