Tuesday, August 29, 2006

blogging frustration


I have been trying for TWO days to put a picture in my profile. I have admired many blogs that have that added detail. I am by NO means computer savvy, but this is ridiculous! The problem seems to be that the few pictures I have of me (that I am not wearing pajamas, Hair askew and opening Christmas gifts), are Too Big. I have tried cropping them, constraining them, counterclockwising them! Blogger says they must be under 50K- Hey Blogger, I went to school back when we had NO K's! What the fuck is a K? kilogram,Keg of beer, kilowatt, WHAT? All I know Is I like this picture of me with Waxy Elton feeling my ass.
We had SO much fun at Madame Tussauds that day. My husband and I were feeling very silly and we posed like big hams with all the shiny celebrities. So here it is! My "wish it was my profile" picture.

8 comments:

ann said...

LOVE the picture - your expression is priceless!

here's something to try. In your picture program resize your original picture. Do not do this by cropping, instead somewhere under edit or format you will be able to actually resize the picture. Keep the original, and save the resized picture as a copy. Then try uploading the copy into blogger.

jenifleur said...

What Ann said. Try saving it at 72 dpi resolution. 72 is high enough to look good on any monitor, no matter how good and it is the optimal resolution for internet use. It should reduce the file size dramatically. If you don't have the software, just send me the pic and I'll be happy to do it for you!

Lyn said...

..and she was so cute that even Elton John thought about changing teams...

spider said...

Lucy,
If misery really does loves company then do go to: http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help-publishing/browse_thread/thread/96d6fc840b5c79b1/c014e347c9d228b2#c014e347c9d228b2
Just copy this url (yes, it's long) and paste it to send. You'll notice we're not alone with our blogging photo upload and profile photo upload problems. Put in profile photo upload problems in their search and maybe an answer will be found.

Lucy said...

thanks guys! I will keep trying!

Ally Bean said...

I have absolutely no idea what 50K means in this situation. Like you my schooling didn't include computer jargon.

My profile photo is in my account with Flickr (free) and then I got the address for it from Flickr. Then I put that address into the Blogger profile "photo here" space.

I don't know if that helps at all, but it worked for me.

Good luck to you.

Lucy said...

thanks ally bean! I went there and tried it,but the Pic.is not a jpg so it wont allow me to place it in blogger! but flickr has a blog, I'm tempted to make a switch! thanks again

spider said...

Bravo Lucy,
We now get to see you with the Lucy of the "I Love..." variety. Indeed, you and your husband did have a blast at Madame T's.