Including photos

Posts on Micro.blog can contain photos. For short posts without a title, Micro.blog will show any inline photos directly in the timeline.

To post a photo on the web, click “New Post”, then click the camera icon to select a photo to upload. You can also use the native iOS or macOS app to post photos, or a third-party app.

Micro.blog defaults to including the text of your post first, followed by one or more photos. If you’d like to mix text and photos in a different order, you can edit the post on the web under Posts to change the HTML, or use another app such as our app Sunlit for iOS or Quill on the web.

Photos in a post use standard HTML img tags. We recommend you always specify width and height attributes if you are composing the HTML yourself. Micro.blog’s cross-posting checks the photo size and skips anything smaller than 100x100 to avoid accidentally posting icons or tracking pixels that are sometimes present in external blogs.

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I post a photo daily, usually with text under the long post limit. The photos are the focus of my posts. Under these rules, it is disappointing to put in more text, because the image then doesn’t show up in the timeline.

I would like a way to add longer form text and still keep the photo in the preview. Perhaps if the image tag is before the cuttoff limit, it could get included?

Thanks @cliffordbeshers. I’d like to revisit how the timeline handles longer posts, especially with photos.