Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Adding Pictures to MyBrochureMaker Website

By now, many of you have tried the site www.mybrochuremaker.com.

Now you are ready to add your own pictures. Unfortunately, you cannot copy and paste pictures into the brochure. You have to go through an upload process. If you know how to add an attachment to an email, then you should be able to do this easily.

  1. First, you will need to save a picture onto the computer. If you place your pointer on top of any picture on the web, some buttons should appear.
  2. One of those buttons is the Save button (it looks like a floppy disk). Click on that button and a Save As window will appear. Notice that it automatically wants to save to the My Pictures folder.
  3. Save the picture to the My Pictures folder.
  4. Now we can insert that picture into the brochure. After you select your theme, you can edit the inside our outside.
  5. If you click on one of the pictures, the menu on the right will change.
  6. You will see the option to Replace Photo With My Own. Click on that.
  7. A new window will appear and you will see a Browse. . . button. Click on that button and the Open window will appear.
  8. Notice that it automatically opens to the My Pictures folder. You should see the picture that you just saved.
  9. Double-click on the picture. The Open window will disappear.
  10. Now you can click on Upload Photo. This is much like adding an attachment to an email.

You can transfer these skills to many other situations. Sometimes, the customer may have a picture already saved on a floppy disk or flash drive. When you upload, just change the location from the My Pictures folder to their disk or drive.

1 comment:

Doris Dixon said...

Pamela McFarland and I discovered that a good way to save images from the internet was through the program "PAINT." If you paste the image (including clip art) into PAINT, then save the image as a .jpeg file into the "My Pictures" folder, uploading should be a snap. There is a PAINT icon on the desktops of Raleigh public access computers. I do not know if this is the case system wide.