It’s time for another audience question from my How to Use Tumblr video!
crimsonvipor asks “If I reblog something, how do I post a picture in the comments section (or Caption)?”
So the problem that we’ve got is that a normal text post has a link off to the side where you can upload photos, doing a reblog doesn’t give you that same link.
If you look at the toolbar, however, there is this green tree icon.
If I click on it, it’ll give me the option of posting a photo if I happen to have its URL.
But how do I get a URL when I can’t upload a photo? I could use a third party photo posting site like Flickr, but I want to keep all my Tumblr stuff together. That’s where this workaround comes in.
Let’s cancel out of this reblog and in the dashboard, I’m going to create a photo post. I’ll upload the photo that I want to add to my reblog, but instead of leaving this drop down menu in the top right set to “publish now,” I’m going to change it to a private post.
This way I can upload it to Tumblr, and it won’t appear in its own separate post. Click “Create Post” and that’ll save it.
Now the photo’s been uploaded, but I still don’t have a URL for it.
If I go to “Posts,” you can see it at the top, and it has the “Private” icon above it.
If I click on the image, I’ll get a bigger version. I can right click the image and select “Copy Image URL”. That’ll give me the URL.
BUT – If there’s a link underneath that says “High-Res ->” in small letters, it means Tumblr has resized the photo smaller so it will display in the dashboard.
If you’re happy with a smaller image, there’s no problem with getting the URL here, but I want the best possible resolution, so I’m going to click on the link and when it opens the image, I’m going to right click to “Copy Image URL.” That’ll give me a link to the full size image.
Back in the reblog screen, I’ll click on the little square tree icon and paste my URL into the first box in the popup window. The dimensions should automatically fill, but if you want to resize it to something else, you can make those changes here.
The image will appear in the text box, and if I go to preview it, I can see my image in the reblog caption.