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Image Tools For Bloggers

Are you a newcomer to blogging wondering where you can find the right tools to make good images? I personally use two excellent pieces of software–three if you count Paint, which is standard equipment for Windows PCs and laptops. Paint is so basic that it’s almost not worth mentioning–with one notable exception needed for WP blogs that aren’t hacked to include an automatic white (or black if your theme design is dark) border around the right-hand edges of text.

You need that little white border to keep the text from butting right up against the image. Yes, we know we’re guilty of this in some cases-I’m working on it with some remedial training of my non-Paint usin’ collegues, heh.

 All you have to do in Paint to add that little white border?

  • Open the image
  • Select any draw/paint tool
  • Make sure your primary color for that tool is white
  • Click on the bottom right corner of the image and pull diagonally a tiny bit
  • Watch the white space grow as you drag

Another excellent tool you will need as a blogger is found in MS Office 2007 and above. Continue reading Image Tools For Bloggers