Friday, August 21, 2009

My most amazing discovery, yet

This week I made a huge discovery. I have been frustrated lately with how blurry my photos appear when I post them here. It's almost made me make the switch over to Wordpress but then that led to whether to self host or not and then my brain spontaneously combusted.

But other day, after I posted our Flikr and noticed how poor the quality was compared to viewing them directly on my laptop, I had an epiphany. My life is nothing if not full of excitement.

I remembered my Flikr account. The one I hardly ever use. I know other bloggers who use that site to upload photos to their blogs. I did some playing and discovered that I can get an html link for the photo off of there and low and behold, crystal clear pictures. Behold, exhibit A, uploaded directly through Blogger:


It's alright but it's no where near as clear and crisp as when I view it with my photography software directly on my laptop.

Now for Exhibit B, embedded html code from Flikr:


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And you might think, well the Flikr version is larger, of course it's more clear. Exhibit C, Flikr in a smaller size:

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I may or may not have been so excited by this discovery that I phoned Jay at work, breathlessly screeching incomprehensibly.

I then went and used Flikr to better my lake photos because it had to be done for my own happiness.

The other most notable advantage to using the Flikr html code to put in pictures is twofold. One, it takes 3 seconds to copy and paste the code and two, I can put the pictures in whatever order I want. I don't have to upload them in the correct order - has anyone ever figured out exactly how to upload them in the right order using Blogger? I sure haven't. And the time it took to upload them for the love of Pete.....cue Jeopardy final question music. Ugh.

I'm giddy with excitement and it just may have renewed my desire to work on my photography skills.

If you are wondering why in the world I was using Little People as my photo subject, I have a post up about Mr. Slick, salesman extraordinaire over at Canada Moms Blog. Slick was pretty slippery but we managed to slip right out of his grasp.

We are sneaky like that.

18 comments:

nicole said...

I had no idea. Thanks for the tip. Will be doing that in the future, if I get around to updating my Flickr page.

Anonymous said...

holy, what a difference. and i didn't think that the pictures were really that blurry. shows what i know! i just follow, i'm definately not a blogger, not all that computer literate!
jackie

Stethoscopes and Stilettos said...

I'll have to try that next time. I usually just copy and paste my photos after I've downloaded them in my Blogger post.

Angella said...

Hooray for clear photos!!

( srill think you should ditch Blogger ;) )

Ashley said...

Great suggestion! I will have to try that for sure!

Stacie's Madness said...

i use flikr too!

Elaine A. said...

Hmmm. I've never though my pics came out blurry on blogger. But yours definitely looks better!! So happy for you and your discovery! WHEE!

Alicia W. said...

WOW! You can totally tell the difference! Thanks for being awesome and sharing that with everyone. :) I would have NEVER known Flickr did that when you upload there instead of blogger.

Cheryl said...

That looks amazing Kami!!! Wow!!!! Thanks for the tips!!!

Kristin said...

OK - you just gave me an Oprah ah-ha! moment. I'm going to have to dust off the flickr account and try this, very interesting...

Ed said...

Dear Lord in Heaven!!! Your little people are so clean. Mine are full of sand and dirt and marker and....

Natalie said...

well, guess i need a flikr account... and a better effort put forth with my picture taking skills. i swear, one day we will learn to get along with our cameras!!!

Debo Hobo said...

Awesome tip!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I usually don’t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful …

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