Add images and videos to your blog

You can add photos, other images, and videos to any blog posts that you create.

Add an image to a blog post

Images in your blog are stored in a Google Album Archive and show up in Blogger when you’re inserting them into pages or blog posts.

Note: Uploaded photos or videos will count towards your storage limit if:

  • If either the height or width of your photo exceeds 2,048 pixels.
  • The video is longer than 15 minutes. 
Insert an image into a blog post
  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Choose the blog to update.
  3. Create a new post or edit a post to add images.
  4. On the Post Editor, click Insert image .
  5. Choose where you'd like to upload the image from.
  6. Choose one or more images to upload.
  7. Click Add selected.
  8. When the image is in your post, click it to change the size, caption, or alignment on the page.
Drag images into a blog post

Add an image to a post quickly by dragging it:

  1. Create a new post or edit a post to add images.
  2. Drag an image from a folder or desktop to the post page where you want it.

Stop images from opening in an overlay

By default, images on your blog will be opened in a large overlay, called a Lightbox. To prevent images from opening in the Lightbox:

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Choose the blog to update.
  3. In the left menu, select Settingsand thenPosts, comments and sharingand thenPosts.
  4. In “Showcase images with Lightbox,” choose No.

Note: If you have Dynamic Views turned on, images in your blog can only be opened by turning it off.

Delete images from an album

You can delete images from your album archive any time. If you delete an image from your blog album in the Album Archive, the image will also be deleted from your blog.

Note: If you placed a photo from a private folder on your blog, a copy may appear in both that folder and in the Album Archive. If you want to remove such a photo from the Album Archive completely, you should delete it from both places: the private folder and the blog album in the Album Archive.

Troubleshoot uploading issues

If you have problems uploading images, clear your cache and cookies, then try these steps:

  • Turn off your pop-up blocker or add in your pop-up blocker settings.
  • Turn off any plugins you have installed on your browser.
  • Try the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Add a video to your blog

  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Choose the blog to update.
  3. Create a new post or edit a post to add a video.
  4. On the Post Editor, click Insert a video video icon.
  5. Choose the video you want to use.
  6. Click Upload.


  • Avoid adding content hosted by someone else without their consent.
  • Avoid using copyrighted materials. Learn more about Blogger’s copyright policy.
  • Avoid adding content that violates our content policy. This includes explicit imagery posted without the subject’s consent and hateful, violent, and crude content.
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