I have made some friends online and I want to refer you to a valuable post by a photographer friend that has useful tips for artists and illustrators who want to put their work in front of a potential audience.
I’m not technically inclined and don’t choose to learn how to use perplexing photo editing programs. Instead I use several free online image editing programs frequently. If GIMP gives you headaches and photshop confuses you, try FotoFlexer. The ease of use and the variety of features brings me back to FotoFlexer time and again.
Here’s a selection of posts from my Images and Media category to help you enhance your blog or website with visual content including free individual images, collages, montages and galleries.
Size is everything. Lack of image preparation prior to upload leads to loss of image quality, waste of upload space and the frustration involved in troubleshooting. Worse still, it can lead to creating a bad experience for your readers. Take note of this timely post titled How Big Am I – GIF, JPEG, PNG and…
As an early Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa gift to us all WordPress.com changed the entire format for image uploading, editing, creating slideshows and galleries. Predictably, the support forum has been busy since the announcement was made and bloggers discovered they could now Upload and Edit Media Seamlessly on WordPress.com.
You may find that images you re-size after uploading into your WordPress.com blog lose some color and sharpness. If you want better image quality use an image editing application to re-size copies of your images to the specific dimensions required then upload and insert those copies.