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Typepad 101: Insert Large Photos In Posts

Welcome to Typepad 101! Whether you want to add some new features to your blog's design, or simply make your blog more functional, Typepad 101 has you covered.

With the release of the additional column width options yesterday, you can include larger images within the body of your post using the custom image options.

To display 850px wide photos in your posts, for example, you can select a 900px width for the main content column at Design > Theme Builder. If you are using another design, the Custom CSS feature available with the Unlimited plan can be used to increase the column width.

Click the Insert Image button when composing your post. In the pop-up box, select Custom and choose Custom from the Image Size drop-down menu. Enter 850px in the text field.

Insert Image
Typepad Beta bloggers will see a slightly different layout
for the Insert Image box with similar custom options.

The width of 850px is chosen to accommodate for the 15px of padding on each side of the main content column and selecting a width with a 50px increment to maintain image quality. (See the post on maintaining image quality for more tips.)

You may wish to center the image within the column as it will be slightly narrower than the column. After inserting the image, you'll see the wide image embedded in your post. Double-click on the image to open the Edit Image options, select the center alignment option, and click Update Image.

Now, you have the tools you need to create a great blog to highlight your photos!


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