How to make a header for your Flickr site
In the past few weeks, I’ve uploaded much larger photos in landscape format, onto Flickr.
Previously I was using images reduced in size to 1024 px across. Now they are double that size,
at 2048 px, in common with many other Flickr users. When re-sizing, I use a resolution of
150 px / inch, so if anyone were to try printing them out, they wouldn’t look very good.
I’m now using a large Acer computer screen, which is 1920 px across, so my new-width photos
look even better, as do those of other Flickr members who offer larger image sizes.
Re-sizing images in bulk is easy to do in Photoshop Elements.
Click on File > “Process multiple files”, which will bring up a menu like the one below …
… just fill in the relevant boxes, press OK, sit back and let Adobe do the work for you.
You will have to create extra folders beforehand, one for landscape views and another for portrait
views, as you will have to process these different sizes separately.
Now it just so happens that the optimal width for making Flickr headers is 2048 pixels, so it’s
really easy to make a new header from one of the new-width photos you’ve uploaded onto Flickr.
Sign into Flickr, wave your mouse cursor over the right hand side of your existing header, until you
see a short white pencil appear on the header. Click on the pencil, which will bring up a gallery of
all your recent photos. Click on an image > “Select”. Part of your image will appear in the header area,
and you will be able to move it up or down, by clicking on it and dragging it to the position you want.
Now save your image. It’s possible to delete your original image from Flickr, without deleting the
header you’ve just created, if you so wish. (Open up the image in Flickr. In the bottom right hand
corner, just below the image, click on the second of the four icons, then select “Delete” in the menu.)
In January 2015, I wrote another post outlining another way of creating a new header for your site.
This is much more complicated than what I’ve described in the above paragraph, so I’m now using
my much easier method.