Sunday, March 3, 2013

How To Insert Images In Blogger

Among many free features that Blogger provides for beginner bloggers, one main feature is that of inserting images and some preliminary related functions. The purpose of these functions is to help newbies come up with more professional looking blog posts. Till you get the overall hang of Blogger and the related advanced HTML, these basic image features will cater to your needs fun. We will look into more advanced image controls in later section.


The Insert Image control comes with part of the Blogger defined post editing options. See this post for more information of other controls on this panel. The following image shows the Insert Image button.

Clicking this button opens a dialog box that provides user different ways to add images. The default selection is 'Upload' since it is the most commonly used way to add images.

Upload Images In Blogger Posts

Using the 'Choose files' button in Upload tab enables the user to upload files from the local disk to Blogger server. Typically each blogspot blog is linked with a Picasa Web album and this is where these images will be available after uploading. These albums are by default private; you choose to make them public as per your choice.

Clicking on 'Choose file' button will open a dialog box which you can use to access a single or multiple image files from your local disk as shown below.

Click on 'Open' and the file(s) starts uploading on Blogger as shown below.

When the image(s) finishes uploading, a preview is available as well as the most recent uploaded images are by default selected. Clicking the 'Add selected' button will insert the selected image(s) in our post.

In case we want to insert multiple images into the blog post at the same time, we can upload multiple files in one go and select all their image previews simultaneously. Following image shows the image we have just inserted in our post.

We have successfully added a new image in our blog post using the Upload option.

Using Previously Used Images in a Blogger Post

There might be times when you need to refer to a previous image in a new blog post, say, you need to refer to an image of a spread sheet that you want to discuss in your current post as well. For this purpose, the 'From This Blog' option works well. This is a more efficient way than uploading the same image(s) again and is more effective when there are multiple images instead of a single one.

Selecting the 'From The Blog' tab in the Select A File dialog box will open up previously uploaded image files in Blogger. This album view is offered by the Picasa Web album of your blog.

Select the images you want to reuse by clicking on their preview thumbnails and click 'Add selected'.

Using Images from Other Picasa Web Albums

All photos of all blogs linked to a single Blogger account can be used within other blogs of the same account.  Each blog will have a separate Picasa Web album belonging to it. If, say, you want to use a certain image from blog1 for a post in blog2, then the option 'From Picasa Web Albums' will come in handy.

The image below shows all Picasa web albums linked to the user's Blogger account. The user can then choose the album of his/her choice and select the desired image(s). On clicking the 'Add selected' button, the image(s) can be easily inserted into the blog post in blog2.

When user clicks on any of these album covers, all images in the album are loaded. He can then select the image of his choice and insert it in his post.

Inserting An Image From The Web

In addition to adding images from Picasa or uploading them, Blogger also gives us the advantage of selecting any image found on the web and then adding it into our blog posts. For this purpose, the option used is 'From a URL'.

User enters the image URL and Blogger will load that image for him. Then it can be easily inserted. To find the correct URL of an image, right click on the image and select 'Copy Image URL'. This is the method for Google Chrome. Other browsers may have slight variations. See below:

Now we will add this image into our new blog post using the 'From a URL' option.

If the image URL is correct, a preview will be displayed as shown above as well as a green tick that shows image correctness, availability, etc. By selecting the image and clicking on 'Add selected' button will insert the image into our new post.

Uploading Images By Webcam and Phone

These are the newest two options for uploading photos on your blog. It is an easy way to upload photos when you are travelling and need to blog on the go. The 'From your webcam' options works with a webcam device attached to your device. Click on 'Allow' to allow to access images via your webcam.

On the other hand, you can access images on your phone by using the 'From your phone' tab. It requires you to download the Google+ application for your Android phone or iPhone. The photos you click and/or the images already contained in your phone will then be accessible on this window pane. Selecting any image(s) and clicking on the 'Add selected' button will insert them into your post.


As you can see, Blogger provides a good variety of ways in which you can insert images in your post. All facilitate use ease and comfort. Once an image has been added to a post, there are a number of different ways you can use images in your post. Stay tuned for more!

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