Friday, August 21, 2009

The Beach in Nottingham

There's no need to go to the seaside, as it's here in Nottingham,
during school holiday time. Lots of sand and a huge paddling pool
plus other amusements, all in our city square. What a wonderful
idea. It's packed full of young children by mid-morning.
(I've also added a photo of the Stars & Stripes ... to cheer up
folks in our greatest colony).

The photos are sharper on my Flickr site (I wonder why?). I've
just checked out the sizes of the Blogger photos ... 320 x 214 px,
and when I've compressed them to that size, the nearest size I
can get to this is 321 x 214 px. Unfortunately, uploading them at
this size made no difference to the fuzziness. I'm with Old Blogger
... perhaps it's time to change to New Blogger?. I'll check out the
sizes of pics on New Blogger sites next.


Blogger Kevin 'In Salford' said...

Not sure on this. When I click on the first two I get properties of 700 x 467 resolution. I then eventually found you on Flickr, and those two photo's also enlarge to 700 x 467. Neither sites have any fuzziness in the enlarged photo's. (And they're quite impressive by the way!).

I always upload the original photo to Blogger, regardless of its resolution, and then resize it within the available text space by using its corner anchors. It's this action that creates the smaller 'icon' resolution, which when clicked on gives the original photo in all its glory!

I think you're looking for a problem where no problem exists. :)

BTW, whilst in Flickr I uploaded my photo's of our local 'Monton Village Festival'. How do I create a link to it within our local community website forum? Do I just use the URL of my page of photo's?

10:58 PM  
Blogger Kevin 'In Salford' said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that the old blog site was "" and the newer was ""?, And that anyway all old sites were transferred over to the new one? (As indeed I view your site via "").

11:14 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi Kevin. Thanks for your comments and your compliments about my pics. I usually upload my pics as 700 x 467px in size (rather than in their original size) for faster uploading, and also to minimise someone nicking my originals to use as his/her own, to print out.
I'm about to write another post on this subject when I've looked a bit more into it.
I was offered the opportunity to change my site to the New Blogger format, but have stayed with the Old Blogger (I'm used to tweaking the template's HTML code, to get the current Wordpress-like appearance). Your site is in New Blogger format, which you can customise to some extent as you might know.

9:31 PM  
Blogger justin said...

PS to Kevin ... as regards creating a link to my Flickr site, I give out the URL of my entire site. You could also create a Flickr site, with just photos of Monton Village (and the surrounding area) on it, using a different email address when registering with Flickr.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Kevin 'In Salford' said...

Ah right. So I'm 'new' Blogger am I? That explains why I always seem to be restricted as to what I can and can't do within the HTML code, and probably why I get away with such crude methods of photo resizing.

Not that it matters as this is very much a secondary interest with me. Originally I was going to create my own site from scratch, as I have the ability, but decided on Blogger as an easy alternative without having to bother about hosting it etc. Sounds like the Old Blogger would have suited me better, but never mind. Let's face it, I've hardly done much with my site, apart from playing around, have I?

I was looking again at Flickr this morning, and it looks like you can create sets and groups of sets of your photo's, as well as displaying your entire area. This would suit me better for future use so will be looking further into it. And it would seem you don't lose the original photo quality, as happened to me with uploading a slideshow to YouTube, Flickr's slideshow display is far superior! I can now see why you use Flickr so much. :)

10:28 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi Kevin. Yes you can have sets with Flickr ... up to 3 sets with the free version, and an unlimited number of sets with the Pro version (which costs about £12.50 a year). I think you can only create a set of sets with the Pro version. I think Flickr is fab.

9:37 PM  

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