The Quickest Simplest Easiest Way to Put Colored Borders/Frames Around Your Photos in Your Active Rain Blog

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Judi Barrett, of Integrity Real Estate in Idabel OK, has shown us that you can always learn something new, even if you've been blogging here for quite a while.  

We've seen a lot of posts about using Picnik to frame our photos, which I do use!  But sometimes you're just in a hurry and want to insert a picture and be done with it.  I'd known about this feature in AR but what I didn't know until Judi pointed it out was that you could change the color of the border!  Who knew?!

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Original content by 1~Judi Barrett 141871

The Quickest Simplest Easiest Way to Put Colored Borders/Frames Around Your Photos in Your Active Rain Blog

I know that there are lot of photo editing sites out there and there are innumerable softwares that everyone has... most of us mutiple ones.. 

BUT if you really just want a border around your image.. maybe a colored border, maybe a thin border, maybe a wide border.. here's the trick:

Assuming everyone knows how to upload an image from their computer:

By clicking on the little tree icon... 








After selecting your image and clicking on upload, click on the Appearance tab.



















You will put a number into the Border input field. 












I have always assumed that meant the number of pixels for the width of the border.  Inserting a 2 will give you this:
















5 will give you this:


10 :


And 100:

Now if you want to change the color of your border/frame into... let's say tan:


YOu simply change the substitute the word tan for the word black in the Style field:






















Or how about "beige" 


The one color that I have not been able to obtain is a nice dark brown.. it always comes out looking more red than brown.. 

There you have it. !


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Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Kathy, bookmarked....don't do the color...but we can alway improve. Thanks for this thoughtful post!

Jul 26, 2011 01:29 PM #1
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Kathy, this is great. I'll run over to Judi's blog and tell her too!

Jul 26, 2011 01:30 PM #2
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Kathy, this is great. I didn't know about changing colors to the image, and this is faster than editing in Picnik. I will go over to comment on Judi original too.

Jul 26, 2011 02:12 PM #4
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Kathy....Thanks for the re-post....This will come in handy....Thanks again!
Hope you have a great night!---Rob

Go Vols!

Jul 26, 2011 02:13 PM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kathy-This is great. I use this all the time to frame my pictures but didn't know about the colors. Very cool. Glad you reblogged and glad I caught this post. Have a great Weds.

Jul 26, 2011 03:03 PM #6
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Kathy. You always come up with something fun and interesting.  I did know about the border but the color change.  Glad your on our side!

Jul 26, 2011 03:13 PM #7
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Kathy, A very helpful re-blog.  Gosh 50 and 100 for the border look interesting. 


Jul 26, 2011 03:36 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeanean- I'd never known about the color option.

Connie- she also has a new photo as well!  

David- yep... I do get lazy and frame my pics here, rather than going to Picnik.

Jerry- thanks for going to Judi's post.  I love Picnik but sometimes I'm just in a hurry.

Rob- hope you can use it.

Sharon- you have a great Wednesday too!

John- Thanks... go check out Judi's other posts too!

Gloria- Yes... I had no idea it went that big!  I usually use "3".

Jul 26, 2011 04:20 PM #9
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula
Great re-blog and I did not know about the color part!!!
Jul 26, 2011 04:25 PM #10
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I didn't know!! I love it. Picnik takes FOREVER to upload, do a frame and re-save. This is perfect for those hurried days.....which are most, ha. I will also head to Judi's post and comment.

Jul 26, 2011 04:58 PM #11
Alicia Barrington
Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington

Thanks Kathy!  Like most things in AR, it seemed too simple to be true!  Five years on AR, and I'm still learning!  Again, many, many thanks!

Jul 27, 2011 01:22 AM #13
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

OMG LOVE!  Thanks for reblogging Judi's post as I missed it the first time around!

Jul 29, 2011 04:01 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jane- I haven't tried it yet but isn't it fun to know.

Shar- you're so right.. I love Picnik but sometimes I just don't have time to play with it.  

Valerie- I swear I learn somethig new here every day. 

Tom- and isn't that why we're here!  Love to learn. 

Renee- I always say... thank goodness for reblogging. b

Jul 29, 2011 04:59 AM #15
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

That photo of the gorgeous baby eating watermelon would look great framed in any color.

Thanks for the reblog.....look how many of us did not know about the ability to change color.!


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