This time, unlike my previous blogging experiences, I want to make sure that every image that I post are close to perfect.. Not just what the readers see but also what’s underneath it.
Hence, I’ve been doing a lot of back-and-forth work with my blog photos… There’s watermarking, resizing, filtering, adjusting photos.. I’ve done this again and again before my “launch”.
When I went live, my #1 fan and reader (and critic) told me that some of my photos are ugly (because of quality), now I’m about to do the following. (I wish I had done this way way before).
- Create a folder for the blog post. Make sure that the folder name is prefixed with the date. This can be local or in the cloud, if storage is a problem.
- Create a subfolder of #1, with title “Pre-processed”. This will house all Original Photos from the posts (yes, you have to search them again from your machine).
- Create a subfolder of #1, with title “Processed”. This will house all processed photos (cropped, adjusted, filtered, watermarked, etc).
- Create a subfolder called “Optimized”. This will house images that are optimized for web.
Processing – Resizing, Exporting without Losing Quality
Refine the Original Photo in these 5 steps (in order)
- Crop the photo according to preference.
- Apply filters / Make adjustments to the original photo.
- Apply watermark
- Export the photo… with specifications below.
- Use a descriptive name for the photo (do not use the camera’s default naming)
- Save the photo to the “Processed” folder
- Resize according to the blog theme’s width. Mine is 720
- Use a High Setting on the export
- Using jpeg mini, optimize the photo and save to the “Optimized” folder.
Editing the Blog Post(s)
Okey now this is another tedious part.
- Go back to the blog post
- Repeat these steps for every photo in the post
- “Delete Permanently” the current photo (to save space)
- Upload the replacement photo from the Optimized folder.
- Make sure that the title of the photo is consistent with the photo file name.
Now that I’ve laid out my plan, it’s time for execution! Wish me luck.