I've searched the forums up and down for this and haven't found it.
#### Question background / synopsis:
I am running a number of wordpress blogs - most are photographic and have 2-20 photographs per post.
When uploading images with Marsedit, the images are not resized to the sizes needed. Though I can set the image resizing to *one* size needed for the blog, many themes need different sizes. See below.
Also, when I resize an image upon upload to a size that doesn't break the design, the blog visitor has no chance to click-to-enlarge the photo.
#### Wordpress internal workings I'm trying to replicate:
Wordpress has a standard set of image sizes (thumbnail, medium, large, original) - their dimensions are set in the wordpress installation's settings. They usually correspond with what the theme needs. (More on that below)
When you upload an image through the wordpress online admin form (yourpage.com/wp-admin), all images are automatically resized into those sizes. Say for example I am uploading a photo that is 1482px x 1002 px.
This photo is then available within wordpress in the following sizes:
Thumbnail (150 × 150)
Medium (300 × 202)
Large (500 × 337)
Original (1482 × 1002)
All these will link to an attachment page or a full-size photo file (jpg in this case) when clicked.
Let's say my theme will use 500px wide images or it breaks.
When I upload the 1482 px wide image through the wordpress admin media manager, I can add a 500px wide image to the post. The image is clickable and visitors can see the image in 1482 wide if they wish to do so.
#### What Marsedit does
When I add an image to MarsEdit, I can pick it's size. I can chose to leave the image at 1482x1002 or I can downsize it to one of the other dimensions listed above. Or any other combination that has the same aspect ratio.
In order not to break my aforementioned design, I have to resize it to 500x337. This works for the design - but the visitor now has no way to click-to-enlarge the file and see the photography in a size that makes him smile ;-)
#### bottom line and appeal
I'm a traveling photographer. Internet connections are usually shit where I am so working online (i.e. using the wordpress interface) is no option. It would be a dream come true if I could prepare my blog posts in Marsedit while I am offline and then just upload them when I have a connection, open them in the wordpress interface to add things Marsedit can't do (i.e. featured image) and be done with it.
My questions are:
- Is there a more intelligent way for me to upload images than the one I described above?
- Maybe I am missing something here? An easy fix to make the image uploaded clickable?