First, you are probably wondering...what is a lightbox?
A lightbox is a place for a collection of photos. You might see it in stock photo sites where you are browsing around the site looking at photos and they ask if you want the image saved in "your lightbox". It's just a place to save images and browse through them faster later.
Here is a screen shot of one of my recent post for a Coconut Cake recipe. If you want to see a close up of a image in a post, you would just click on that image.
However, the image can be displayed 2 ways with blogger with the options you have on your dashboard.
Let me show you how easy it is to do...
- go to your DASHBOARD
- click SETTING
- then click POST AND COMMENTS
- 3rd option down is SHOWCASE IMAGES IN LIGHTBOX
- click YES or NO
- then click SAVE SETTINGS in upper right corner
- you may have to refresh your page for the setting to reset.
Here is what your blog will look like with the Lightbox turned on.
When someone clicks on an image in your post, a nice black overlay of all the images will appear.
There will be one photo front and center and the other images associated with that post will all be in a thumbnail options below.
See the little thumbnail photos on the bottom of this image below? Your readers can scroll through every image for that particular post all at once verses clicking on each one individually.
When you scroll over the thumbnail, that image will enlarge in the center.
Here is what your image will look like if you say NO to the light box.
It's larger and pops up in the same screen that they are on, but they can't see the other photos from that post. They will have to go back to the post and click on each one individually.
Just wondering what everyone prefers with this options...
- Lightbox on so you can scroll through thumbnail images or the other option
- Lightbox off and just one image shows on the page to view