Friday, October 26, 2007

Thing 12: Upload an image to your blog

Take an image with a digital camera and embed it in your blog.

Why: Communication and literacy are no longer just about text

1. GET AN IMAGE
Use your own digital camera or borrow the library one from Mike’s office.
Take a photo of something suitable to display on a work blog.
Upload the image to your H: drive.

If you do not want to use your own image, then you can use one from this directory on the intranet: G:\Common\LET\23 Things\Thing 12


2. POST THE IMAGE TO YOUR BLOG
Go to your blog and start a new post.
Find the "Add image" icon and click on it.


Select BROWSE and browse to the directory with your image.
Change the size and position if you like.
Select UPLOAD.

3. MOVE THE IMAGE
When the image is uploaded, it will appear at the top of your post. Drag and drop it wherever you want it.

4. When you are ready to publish, select "Publish Post".



IF YOU WANT MORE
Go to Flickr and use the option in the Advanced Search to specify that you want an image released under Creative Commons. Embed that image in your blog, remembering to include the link to the image name and the person who uploaded it.

2 comments:

copyKate said...

just a reminder that you can only attach a Creative Commons licence to an image that you 'own' in the copyright sense i.e. one that you took (usually).

If you want to upload an image from flickr etc (i.e. not from the image generator, but a 'real' one that somebody else has submitted), check for its copyright status - it shouldn't be used if it says anything like 'all rights reserved' or 'copyright J.Doe'. Look instead for an image with a Creative Commons type licence.

copyKate said...

p.s flickr's CC licence definitions, searches, etc here http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/