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How to Add a Photo When Using the iPad for Writing a Blog Post on ActiveRain

Looks like William Johnson has fine tuned another photography step on the iPad. I need to remember to ask him what tool he uses to adjust the photos but I think he said Aperture. Margaret Rome is able to use iPiccy and the Control Key with 0169 to do the copyright mark on a PC.

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How to Add a Photo When Using the iPad for Writing a Blog Post

Cheryl Richie from Maryland and I some time ago figured out how to add the photo using our Flickr account. It was as simple as sending the photos to Flickr and using the web address for the photo. My problem with this is I don't want to send all my edited photos on Flickr for reasons that have nothing to do with this post. 

When I edit or resize a photo and add a © and name, I save that photo in DropBox. Unable to have Dropbox as a selection that works when trying to add a photo to my ActiveRain post from my iPad, I did notice that the app iPhoto for the iPad was available. So I purchased that app for the iPad. 

What I hadn't figured out was that DropBox where I have all my edited photos that I would use for my blog posts also has as part of its share capabilities the choice to save the photo again in iPhoto, since it can not be directly imported into the ActiveRain post.

It all finally came together and is now very easy to add the photo to the WYSIWYG format available in the full version of ActiveRain on the iPad. 


Step one - Locate a desired photo for Blog Post in DropBox on the iPad

Step two - There is a share icon, select Save to iPhoto

Step three - Locate the photo in the iPhoto Photo Stream to confirm it is there.

Step four - Open up a New Blog Entry window on the iPad

Step five - Select the Add a Photo icon on the tool bar

(It will give you a choice to use existing photo or take a photo ).

Step six - Select Existing in iPhoto

Step seven - Locate the photo and choose

Step eight- Select size and position for the post and insert photo into blog post.

Edited this Post today Jan 5th, with a second easier method

Step  one- the same as above

Step two - Save to Photos

Step three- Skip

Step four - Same as above

Step five- Same

Step six - Select Photos App, then Albums, then Camera Roll ( no need to use iPhoto app ) Photo will be in both locations.

Step seven - same

Step eight- same

That is all there is too it. 

Enjoy adding photos to your posts done entirely from your iPad

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Comment balloon 6 commentsCheryl Ritchie • January 06 2013 03:17PM


Great tips.  Thanks for sharing..

Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) about 7 years ago
Looks intensive. I will continue to do photos via my PC.
Posted by David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City (Keller Williams Northland) about 7 years ago
Hi Cheryl, Thanks for the re-blog. I am really back to enjoying blogging on the iPad. You remember after the iOS 5, we were able to post and add photos and then things changed. Now with iOS 6, we are back! Yeah!
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 7 years ago
Thanks for sharing - hopefully, I will try to do this within the next few days. My goal is to blog more this year.
Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) about 7 years ago
Great post thanks for the tips!!! I will use this tonight to post my first blog with my iPad. Makes me happy that I don't have to go into the home office, I can sit on my couch and blog!! Thanks again!!!
Posted by Nakia Brooks, Selling GA, One yard at a time! (GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys) about 7 years ago

Wow, Once again, you do awesome posts!  Thanks so much

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) almost 7 years ago