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place : brooklyn botanic garden | lilac, maple, evergreen bonsai

hello, hello! in my last full post, i mentioned that the borders i add to our photos in photoshop can be time-consuming, but i really like them and so do you guys. i have templates, but each one has to be created as a separate jpeg resulting in two image files per photo.

so, dave gave me a source explaining how to add borders to photos automatically in the blogger template, or within each post. i like the borders, but wanted to give a sense of shadow to match my other photos and found this source listing the different styles - i'm using outset.

now, i don't want to apply borders to the entire blog because it would look like there were doubles and my most special images will still get photoshop borders, so i'll do it within each post per image. pretty much, i cut and paste html code into the image source like this -

style="border:1px outset #e6e6e6; padding:7px;"

it's a little bit tricky and i have to use the new blogger editor, but i've been able to do it in the last few posts. the border looks a bit different from my other photos (maybe better?), but it takes less time and i have fewer computer files.

i hope that makes some sense and email me if you have any questions about posting within a blog post in blogger, only. i want to thank dave and all the other people who take the time to teach the rest of us what they know online - it is awesome. see you thursday with more learn & share! i think that will be the theme this week ;)!

xo, cindy

ps how about some new blues/rock/funk music from grace potter & the nocturnals?


Jamie said...

Perfect music to get me going this morning!

I love the things we learn from the blogging community! I love the look you are getting with the new tools.

jane said...

thank for the explanation. i´m trying to figure out- how to place my photos side by side and in a collage... hope you are having a great day!

cindy said...

thanks jamie and loving grace potter. sounds great jane, a lot of people do that through flickr (big huge labs), but i have a photoshop template i can send you if you drop me an email.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

sounds SO much easier...thanks for sharing Cindy!

Dave Allen, BBG Web Manager said...

So glad I could help! But you really ran with it. Nice job. I think the borders look great.

The photos look great too, of course, but I may be biased. :)

Line said...

this is great, for me I have an option on my camera and the pictures can come with a border, less time!

lovely pics CindY!!!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I've always enjoyed the frames around your photos -- it does indeed make them pop.

The bonsai is so meditative -- lovely, lovely photos as always Cindy!

cindy said...

thanks everyone and i hope the information is somewhat helpful. i think the borders go back to when i would color as a kid and emphasize the outlines of everything a little bit more with the black crayon ;).

and flowers pick themselves said...

that first photo is gorgeous!

have a lovely day!

xo Alison

painted fish studio said...

whoo-hoo! you'll become a code monkey before you know it... :)

Megan Coyle said...

These photographs make me want to run off to the botanic garden :)

Julia said...

How fabulous! These borders look great, Cindy!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Thanks Cindy!
Must admit; I'm a bonsai killer...never had any sucess, in my office there's a 'freeze-dried version'...just isn't the same!

Candi said...

I love your borders, at times I wish I had blogger instead of typepad. Great photos!

L'Atelier said...

thanks for the tips!
beautiful photos as always, Cindy.

(i tried to comment earlier, if this is nr.2 just ignore...)

Bella Sinclair said...

YAY!!! Yay for Dave, Yay for you, Yay for sharing!!! Ahhh, these look great!

jane said...

me again- can´t find your email- can i give you mine?
thanks again cindy!

cindy said...

it's on the side bar, but i'll email you now, jane!