Where to keep your photos

3 Sep 2008

You might be displaying your photos at any one of a large number of free photo sites, but even if you already have a home for your photos, I suggest you take a look at Flickr.

I’ve been using Flickr since 2004. The free accounts allow you to upload 100 MB per month. There is no storage space limit! You can arrange photos in sets and also in collections.

They have some great groups of professional photographers and photojournalists there.

To get the URL for a JPG to use on your WordPress.com blog, do this:

  1. Open the individual photo page at Flickr (example).
  2. Click the text above the photo that says All Sizes (result).
  3. In the links above THAT photo, click the one with a width of 400 or 500 pixels to fit on your blog (see it).
  4. Now you need to get the URL to this size. Look down below the photo for the text “Grab the photo’s URL.” The box below that contains your URL for the JPG.
  5. Copy the URL and paste into the image window in WordPress.
  6. Click “Insert into Post” button to complete the action of posting an image.

Here is the result:

You don’t have to use Flickr, but if you take a lot of pictures and want a good way to organize them, it does that well.


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