Screencast [#1] - ActiveRain Photo Properties & Hyperlinks

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I haven't done screencasts in a while, but I've wanted to get back into doing them. Here is a question that came up today in an email, so I thought I'd do a class in screencast format to demonstrate some of the points instead of just writing about them.

What are some of the ways you can size a photo or graphic after you have inserted it into your ActiveRain blog? How would you go about creating a hyperlink for the photo so it could be clicked? Are there any differences of note between the most used browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome). Take a look at this video and I'll answer these questions.

LOL, you'll hear my phone ring right at the end so I had to cut a little more abruptly than I would have liked but I was essentially done.

Hope you learned something new and perhaps you like this new vlog format :)
I hope to do more like this soon.

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Rainmaker
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
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Craig,

A very informative value comparison on these 3 browsers.

Great to see your feature,

Steve

Feb 22, 2011 05:03 AM #37
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Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan - Morristown, NJ
Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ

Will bookmark and be sure to refer to it in the future when I get to that point.

Feb 22, 2011 05:45 AM #38
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Patricia - thanks for visiting!

Karen - (source of the question that inspired this post) - hope you get it worked out with hyperlinks on your photos after seeing this - email me once you've got it figured out or if you need more help

Steve - thanks

Bob - thx 4 bookmark

Feb 22, 2011 05:52 AM #39
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Barb Van Stensel
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Bookmarked and pulled th links to revisit.  Right now I can't hear the videos because I am deaf but come next week ... I will able to! 

My deafness gave me a great idea this morning and will be working on it.  Stay tuned.

 

Feb 22, 2011 06:25 AM #40
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Don Hintz
2D-enterprises / HAUS Design, LLC - Anderson, IN

Craig,

Great post.  I've used Jing, as well as other TechSmith products.  I also use Camtasia as well.  Great products for teaching and giving takeaways.

Feb 22, 2011 07:37 AM #41
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Craig, I really appreciate the time you take to teach us these things. I am techno challenged so this really helps.

Feb 22, 2011 08:03 AM #42
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Pamela Seley
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Craig, very good vlog.  I did learn something new about IE browser.  Thanks!

Feb 22, 2011 08:14 AM #43
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Thanks Craig. Very good information here. I love Google Chrome but it doesn't always work with every site. Same with Firefox. I hate IE!

Feb 22, 2011 10:03 AM #44
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Barb - sounds intriguing - all the best!

Don - yes, techsmith makes good apps

Tammie - glad to hear!

Pamela - does that mean you are one of the IE holdouts ;)

Erica - yes we keep IE for "those websites" you know the ones that are not updated for 'modern' browsers

Feb 22, 2011 10:07 AM #45
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Barbara Altieri
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Craig -- Love the screencast.  Very well done.  I have been using IE since there was IE and I have had so many issues lately.  Don't know why. I really need to get into Firefox or Chrome.  Thanks for the great info and the education.

Feb 22, 2011 10:31 AM #46
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Brandon & Grace Yee
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Hi Craig,

Thank you for explaining the difference with the three browsers.  I have often wondered that myself, but it's much better to see your video.  Thank you!

Cheers from Lake Tahoe,

~Grace Yee

Feb 22, 2011 01:40 PM #47
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Barbara - give the others a try, you'll soon pick a new favorite :)

Grace - glad you enjoyed, thanks for stopping by

Feb 23, 2011 02:15 AM #48
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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thanks for the continuous lessons craig! i just got a message that the yahoo blog will be gone by may, any suggestions on keeping a recent visitor type on my right bar...??? thx.

Feb 24, 2011 04:42 PM #49
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Lauren - thanks for the positive feedback - I also read that Yahoo BlogLog is going away - Brad wrote about it here. Brad is one to follow for that kind of stuff - he's very good at finding good gadgets to recommend. I'm not sure what will replace it but something will probably come along soon...

Feb 25, 2011 01:58 AM #50
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Judy Jennings
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Craig - You make it look so easy, and have a great voice too! Thanks for another great lesson.

Feb 25, 2011 02:44 AM #51
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thanks Judy - more and more vblogging out there in our AR world - kind of fun to see and/or hear the person behind the blog! :)

Feb 25, 2011 03:46 AM #52
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Debbie Walsh
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Great tutorial Craig! Love the screencasts-so much nicer to see it in person!

Feb 25, 2011 06:41 AM #53
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Howard Wilson
Wilson Than Real Estate - Santa Monica, CA
Glad I found your post, Craig. Excellent overview of picture sizing in the various browsers. I'm now a subscriber to your blog and am heading over to check out your other tech tips now!
Mar 01, 2011 04:32 PM #54
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Hi, didn't know this info.  Thank you!  Kristine :)

Mar 06, 2011 05:35 AM #55
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Debra - I agree, hope I get more time to do these soon

Howard - thanks for subscribing

Kristine - glad you learned something new - thanks!

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