Friday, May 21, 2010

How to resize uploaded photo and reduce blog space tremendously

Do you know by resizing photo before you upload to your blog can save a lot of  your blog account space ? There are many ways on how to resize your photo easy and quick and here I will introduce you one of the best!

The software is called PIXresizer. You can simply download it from the internet.
It is FREEWARE created by David the Groot.

 The official website to download is
or you may download from other site. Just type at “PIXResizer download” at google.
Example from CNET site :

Simply download and install the software to your PC.

The general concept is really straight forward :-
1.      Select source (file/folder) contains photo to resize
2.      Select destination of where you want the photo to be saved after resized.
3.      Select photo size ( in % or pixel)
4.      Select file format to resize to (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)
It will resize your photo very very quickly with just one click!!

That is the raft idea and let’s go more details. You may work with one file or multiples files.

To resize multiples file in one shot
1.      Select files source

2.      Select files destination to save resized files

3. Select file size you desire. Whatever you adjust will be displayed at the right panel side.

4.     Select desired files format. Your may choose either BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG or TIFF.

5.   Save picture! Done !!

As example below are result before and after I resized the files using the PIXresizer which can easily reduce from 22 Mb of  total 10 files size to only less than 1 Mb. Even so, you still can share your photo with others via webs with not so much different in term of photo quality. It save about 97% from the initial size..! To make you feel better, let's compare the photo below :

BEFORE                                            AFTER


This first file is with 2.8 Mb (2800 kb) and the next one is only 81kb. Can you spot  the different ?
Of course you can change the file size setting depends on what photo quality you desire.

Image size =  2.8 Mb

 Image size =  81 kb

 Now you already know that by doing this simple method you can ensure your blog will have longer ‘life’ until it reach the maximum capacity size..!  You can blog more and upload photos even more!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

How to change template using template designer

1. First login to blogger in draft.

2.At your dashboard, go to LAYOUT -> TEMPLATE DESIGNER

3. It will redirected you to below page. Here you can see Templates, Background, Layout and Advance from the left side bar menu.

4.  Under templates,  you may change your template design. Just select any new design and it will automatically run live show of your new selected tempate. You can select from out of 15 new, highly-customizable templates.

Example :
                         Before                                                            After

If you happy with  your new template, just click APPLY TO BLOG

You will have new look of your blog!

How to logon to Blogger In Draft

1.  To logon to Blogger in draft simply go to

2. Sign in with your google account

3. Your will be redirected to your blog dashboard. If the blogspot logo appeared in blue color means you are in blogger in draft mode.

4. To pre-logon in blogger in draft mode whenever you logon to you blog account next time, make sure you tick at make blogger in draft my default dashboard.

Now you may enjoyed all new features in blogger in draft!

Blogger in draft introduction

Blogger In Draft is new features created for bloggers to have preview in life show before get the article published. The main  features in Blogger In Daft is the template designer which allow blogger to edit and fine tune the template design which consist of fine tuning tools for templates, background, layout and font properties elements. The blogger in draft working fine to enhance templates especially for default template from blogspot or else some featured might not be available..

Key features of Blogger In Draf

You may select from 15 new, highly-customizable templates from the design team which are split into four families: Simple, Picture Window, Awesome Inc, and Watermark. The change is so easy and you can see the life show straightaway upon selection.


Tones of background for selection to shine your new template. You may choose any image from hundreds collection from iStockphoto, the leading of microstock image in market !

You may change your layout from 1 column to 2 or even 3 column layout easily with complete control over the size and columns arrangement simply by dragging the element.

It also allow you to change properties (font type, text color etc) of each font used in your template. You may select any desire colour as suggested or any color  which automatically listed and used in the template.

So what are you waiting for ? Go and login to your Blogger In Draft and feel the new experience now !!