Many professional bloggers suggest to store Blogger images on services like www.Photobucket.com, www.tinypic.com etc. but I really don’t understand why would someone do that when one has unlimited Image storage and bandwidth inside Picasa web albums that is where Blogger saves all your images. Well its time to change the way people use Blogger and am here to help you know how to create image backup, get the image URL and use it wherever and whenever you want it.
To create an Image Backup you will need to follow these steps carefully
This tutorial will also help in reducing your blog load time by 40% i.e 150-200kb
- Go To Blogger
- Create a draft Post and name it Backup For Images
Now start uploading all your images to blogger using the normal method. These images can be images that you have saved elsewhere and have link to it in your blogger template. For example: Background Image, Sidebar Headers, Icons, Header Background etc. If you scan your template you will find many image URLs inside the CSS part that starts from <b:skin> and ends at </b:skin>. An image URL/link can end as .gif | .png | .jpeg | .bmp etc. Open each URL/link in your browser and save the image in your Hard Drive by right clicking on it and then choosing “Save Image As”
Once you have uploaded all your images, your backup will look like this below for the purpose of study i only uploaded one picture of mine.
Now in order to get Image URLs and use them somewhere inside your blog template or sidebar widgets, you will need to do the following
- Make sure you are using Firefox Browser
- Click the Preview Link below the right corner of your Backup post as you can see above.
- Once the images are displayed on your draft post right click on it and select copy image location your image URL will look like this
The important part in this link is the s1600. If you see s400 instead of s1600, Then the image will not appear in its original size. so change it to s1600.
Now this is how to store all your images and get their unique URLs. This way you will never loose images. By adding such image URLs to your blogger templates, you will observe a significant decrease in the load time of your blog.
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