Guest Post by Richard
WordPress gives you three size choices when you insert an image into a post or page using the “Add media” function: thumbnail, medium (approximately 300px in the longest dimension), and “full size” which actually isn’t, and is approximately 450px in the longest dimension. WordPress actually uploads the full sized image, and then scales it when it is inserted into the post or page, so your full-sized image is actually there.
If you pre-size your images to the size you want in an image editing program prior to uploading them, these three choices won’t work for you if you want to have the full size in your post or page.
- Upload your pre-sized images using the “Add an Image” function
- In the media library click on the thumbnail of the image and you will be able to see the URL of the image
- Copy the image URL into the clipboard (ctrl+c in Windows, cmd+c in Mac)
- Get back to your post editing page
- Click on the “Tree” icon on the visual editor toolbar
- Paste the URL you copied in #3 into “Image URL” field
- Click “Insert”
Repeat steps 2-7 for each image you want to place in a post or page.