To create thumbnail albums in Blogger posts we create tables and insert images in each table cell. The process of coding a table in HTML is cumbersome and prone to errors.
In Windows Live Writer (WLW) this can be done with a few mouse clicks......
Start WLW. From the top menu click 'Insert'------>'Table'. Choose how many rows and columns the table should have and it's width. Remember to keep the table width smaller than the post column width or this may break the template. Also you can choose whether to show table borders and/or the padding between cells. Here I have inserted a two column-three row table.
Next click in each cell and choose 'Insert'----->'Picture'.
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Select the file from your disk and click Open. You can even select pictures from the web.
To add more pictures right click the last cell and choose 'Insert Row Below' to insert a new row in the table.
After inserting the pictures select each picture by clicking on it. In the right sidebar the Image Properties dialogue box opens. Here you can :
- Resize pictures.
- Rotate pictures.
- Adjust picture contrast.
- Frame pictures.
- Add drop shadow to pictures.
- Link each picture to any webpage or source picture.
- Add watermark to pictures to deter copiers.
- Add special effects like sepia, emboss, sharpen or blur pictures.
- Add ALT text to the picture code. (This text appears if picture fails to load)
- Adjust picture temperature.
If you are creating a photoblog you can create such a thumbnail gallery on the Main Page of the blog. Then link each picture to a post containing more pictures of the same kind.
For example first create a post containing a gallery of images like the one above. This will be your animal gallery post. Change the date of the post to a backdate so that the post does not appear on the Main Page.
Then in your Main Gallery insert a small picture of an animal and link that picture to the post above containing many animal images.
Repeat the above two steps to create a whole photoblog containing picture-posts on various subjects all linked to the Main Gallery.