Photo finish: Cropping to fit

I coached a professional photographer a few years back. He needed something like 30 minutes of help before he was loading his images every which way onto his portfolio blog. Someone with limited exposure to photography, however, could struggle for months trying to grasp the dynamics of image processing and placement. Cropping, sizing, correcting, coding and uploading images can be maddening for those without experience and/or aptitude. Don't get me wrong: Anyone can learn to upload … [Read more...]

Image loading in WordPress 3.5

How to use the new WordPress media loader (photos, etc.). To upload an image and insert it into a post/page, begin at the same location as before, atop the post's type-menu bar. "Add Media" replaces "Upload/Insert" (the camera graphic). "Add Media" leads to the main interface for loading. Use the pulldown for filtering if needed: "All Media Items" or "Uploaded to this page," etc. But for initial loading just work with the big stack of thumbnails there, ignoring any images not … [Read more...]