Love Will Bring Us Together’s Weblog asked me how I put the border around my pictures. I use the Windows Paint program that comes for free on every computer. At least I think it does.
To open Paint, type paint in the search box on the taskbar, and then select it from the list of results.
When I upload my picture there it is huge and I can only see a portion of it. I could zoom out to make it smaller but I resize it to save space on my website.
Here is a mud puddle:
This is how I resize it:
I always check the Maintain Aspect Ratio box. That way I only have to type in the percentage in the horizontal box and the vertical will follow suit on its own. I usually scale my picture down to 20% of the original size. It can vary though. And if you mess up, you can always use the undo button. The blue curved arrow near the top left side of the screen.
I want an outline, so I click it and choose full color.
Now for the border. First choose the shape I click on the 4th one. (Rectangle) :
I want an outline, so I click it and choose Solid Color:
Then the size Size of the border. That is found beside the Shapes. I use the thickest one.
You can choose what color you want it to be too.
Once you have done that, move your mouse to the top left of the picture and drag the rectangle around your photo. Hold down your left mouse button the whole time. Lift your finger off of the mouse button when you have it just right. It can be tricky to get it right. Thank goodness there is that handy Undo blue arrow!
Hope this helps lwbut! 🙂
Oh, while I am still here, I just wanted to leave a link to Olen Dean’s Photography site. He is new to WordPress and I just love his style. I hope you drop by and give him a warm welcome.