I have a free, private wordpress.com blog I use to share baby pictures with relatives. The theme is Wu Wei, which has a column width of 460 px. I've been exporting and uploading images at that size. This is great for browsing a series of pictures, but I'd also like for family to be able to see these pictures at a larger size.
So, what I want to do is use MarsEdit to upload a full-size image so that the image is "clickable" and it links to a higher-res version. Is this possible?
I can successfully do part of this--when uploading a high-res image where I do not specify image dimensions, the blog resizes it properly to fit my theme's column width. But I can see the full-size only by right-clicking on it and fiddling with the URL.
I know how to do this through WP, which automatically generates the different sizes. I also know how to do this manually, where I upload the image at full size and create a link that uses the URL as both the source and destination:
I have a suspicion that an easier way to automate this lies in customizing a Style under MarsEdit's Upload Utility. I see a place to create new "Media Markup Templates" and in fact something like this works (omitted the angle brackets):
a href=#fileurl#> img src=#fileurl# width="460"/>
The downside is that a page of high-res images takes longer to load. It would be nice to find a way to have MarsEdit generate thumbnails, but I don't think that's possible just yet.