We love getting your photos with reports. To make our life and bandwidth easier please downsize photos to about 1500px wide, or basically email sized. We don’t need or use high resolution photos. If you have no idea how to do this just google ‘downsize photos’ or somesuch. There are sites online which will do it for you.
A few seconds googling finds this useful online tool – http://compressimage.toolur.com/ Set the image quality to 60% and the Resize to W: 1500 (leave the H at 0); no need to change anything else. Click ‘Upload Images’. After it or they have uploaded click ‘Compress Images’ (one of the buttons underneath the settings). Once processed the box below will show the new size and give you a link to download them.
This one is even simpler – https://www.imgonline.com.ua/eng/compress-image-size.php Leave the settings as they are (Needed JPG file size 200kb).
Alternatively, for free software to install on your computer here’s one – https://sourceforge.net/projects/icompress/ Settings want to be as before – 1500px wide, about 60% quality, aiming for a file size between 150 – 250kb.
I’m told that on a PC this works:
Select a set of photos:-
Send To, Mail Recipient:-
Pick one of the 5 sizes (Smaller, Small,, Medium, Large, Original)
Probably Small or Medium
This then goes automatically into an e-mail as attachements so you just need to put recipient address in.
A last resort is to get them off FaceBook – click on the image to enlarge it then right click and ‘save image as…’ This results in a nice compact file.
Alternatively if you have a lot of images upload them to eg Flickr or Google photos and send us the link.
The next section is for site editors
Uploading a media gallery
NB WordPress keeps changing the way things work so these instructions may be slightly out of date.
Picking the best way to display photographs is still a bit problematic. There are various options.
The easiest is to use the ‘Add Media’ button and upload to the media library.
Good for up to about 18 photos.
For larger numbers of photos it is probably best to use one of the Carnethy web albums – Picasa or Flickr – and post a link. A Flickr gallery can be added to a post using Flickr Justified Gallery plugin which now seems to work reasonably well.
Adding Photos using Media Library
– then click Upload Files
Use the following window drop in or select the photos –
The selected photos will load and will stay selected –
You can add images already in the media library by shift+clicking. If you want to cancel the selection click ‘clear’ at bottom left. Control+click will individually add or de-select images (this is the Mac keyboard, a pc will probably be the reverse!) You can also do this at the following step if you want.
You have a choice whether to simply insert the photos now or create a gallery. Inserting the photos means each one has to be opened and closed to view rather than going from one to the next. But it’s simpler. You’d think. Align ‘none’ or ‘left’ control whether the text sits below or next to the images. Next to can be neater but doesn’t always work properly with multiple photos. To make a gallery continue with the following steps.
Click ‘Create Gallery’ in left hand column. The window changes to the following:
Click ‘Create a new gallery’ in the right sidebar.
Change the ‘Columns’ setting to a number higher than the number of thumbnails. This will keep them close to each other.
In the text tab you will see the shortcode something like this. It will go wherever the cursor was, which might not have been where you thought it was. So you can easily cut and paste it to the correct location in the post.
You can see the result below: