i thought tumblr was supposed to make blogging easy
August 29, 2011 11:44 AM Subscribe
why do photos on my Tumblr blog get squashed when I look at them on a mobile device or other people reblog them?
posted by peachfuzz to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I use Flickr to manage my photos; when I want to put them on my Tumblr blog, I copy the HTML/BB code out of "Share this photo" on Flickr and paste it into the HTML editor for the Tumblr post. This works fine when you look at the Tumblr blog on a big screen. But when I look at the mobile version of the blog, the photo is squashed horizontally, with the aspect ratio all messed up. And if someone reblogs the photo, it usually "breaks" their Tumblr theme, sticking out beyond the edges of the content area, and it's squashed horizontally again.
All my landscape-oriented photos are generally at a ratio of 1.6; I crop them to 1440x900 in iPhoto, upload them to Flickr, and then post the 640/400 version. This only happens with the landscape photos; portrait photos work fine.
I'm not super web-literate, so maybe I'm using the wrong terms here, and that's hampering my fixit efforts—I'm not really sure what to be looking for or where in the chain the problem is. Can you help me troubleshoot, or at least figure out where to start? Thanks!