I’ve found it very useful to catch screen shots via PrintScreen key to Irfan View, or using camera with flash off and macro on if pre- or post-Windows, and pasting these into support emails.
So what should be easier than to do the same thing here, in blog posts?
When I last looked at this, it was a fiddly affair, requiring a separate host for the picture files etc. but surely in this pro-Cloud age, those issues should have gone by now.
Apparently not; when trying to publish from Live Writer to this Blogger blog, this failed with “Forbidden”, and remained so until all pictures were removed.
So then I waded through Blogger’s online editor to pull up the pictures into the post. That worked, for very low values of “work”; pictures were blurry, and the Blogger editor stripped spacing between paragraphs (spacing is always a bit of a sore point with HTML). What a mess!
Behind the scenes, Blogger stores “blog” pictures in Picasa on the web. So I logged into that and uploaded the pictures I wanted to use there - then in Writer, I pasted in the picture links from a page where I’d navigated to the pictures I wanted to use. Still a cumbersome and messy procedure, but at least the text formatting wasn’t screwed up and the pictures look reasonable (as they should; all I want is to show small pictures at original size).