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Filling up the Header with a picture in Blogger
December 4, 2010
7:17 am
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Randy Warner
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I'd like to fill in all the allotted space for my header / banner picture but it only fills up 2/3 of the space across the top.  I take a photo, paste it into MS PowerPoint, add my 'Roadrunner Chronicles' logo/business card picture thing, then take a screen shot which turns it all into a .jpg file on my desktop.  When I go to my blogger template and header area, I remove the old photo and upload the screen shot .jpg from my desktop.

 

http://www.warnerrvnews.blogspot.com

 

I rarely fills up the header across the page.  

December 4, 2010
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Randy Warner said:

I'd like to fill in all the allotted space for my header / banner picture but it only fills up 2/3 of the space across the top.  I take a photo, paste it into MS PowerPoint, add my 'Roadrunner Chronicles' logo/business card picture thing, then take a screen shot which turns it all into a .jpg file on my desktop.  When I go to my blogger template and header area, I remove the old photo and upload the screen shot .jpg from my desktop.

 

http://www.warnerrvnews.blogspot.com

 

I rarely fills up the header across the page.  


Looks like the screen shot is limiting the photo, check out learning libarry using blogs video on header/ Photo Chris talks about adding photos and referances the 730 pixtal size limit in blogger.

 

Good Luck great blog

Bob Laugh

December 7, 2010
6:34 am
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Have you tried opening the .jpg in Picasa … then you can use the export command and specify the necessary pixel size.  The video Bob mentioned should help.  

/blogger-learning-series/  it's a little past halfway … titled Header Photo …

November 22, 2011
6:05 pm
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Richard Rousseau
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Chris:

 I also have the same problem of the picture not filling the header. I even edited the photo in Adobe to try and solve the problem.

I clicked on your link and it brought me to the blogger tutorials, but I must be totally blind because nowhere can I see anything about photos for Headers.

Can you please redirect me.

November 22, 2011
6:38 pm
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Bill Osborne
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“Ditto” Richard.  I don't see “Header Photo” either.

November 22, 2011
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omg – you're right!  That video got dropped when I redesigned the learning library pages.  I've added it back in here: /2011/11/blog11a-adding-a-picture-to-your-blog-header/

November 25, 2011
7:33 pm
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Richard Rousseau
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Sorry had to take care of some business the last few days.

I followed your video to a “T” and my header picture still doesn't fill the top of the header. Mine says 760 pixels maximum. I have editted the picture to many different shapes and sizes tryingto make it work. The picture seems appear to the left of center, where the text i posted below is centered.

Is there a way to readjust the size or shape of the header of text box, like on Power Point, or posting a print on Excel?  Confused

December 2, 2011
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Richard Rousseau
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Just this morning I was playing with the blog templates and found a sidenote for adusting blog size. When I clicked on it, our blog was displayed below. I figured I could increase the size of the header picture, but I was wrong.

If I increased the size of the blog it caused the picture to drift further to the left of center. I then decreased the overall width to 750 pixels bringing the picture to center.

I may not have totally filled the top of the blog with my picture, but by centering it the blog looks much neater.

Someone else I know suggested trying a different template in order to totally fill the screen with my pictures, but I'm not sure that I'll go that route, because a blog appears differently on standard width screen then on a wide screen.  

December 3, 2011
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Sometimes 'close' has to be good enough!

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