First time poster. I've scoured the posts trying to find someone else that had this problem, but just can't seem to find a solution.
The picture picture in this post is stretched from the original size. In the settings > Miscellaneous, I have the following settings: Thumbnail size Width: 75 Height: 75; Medium size Max Width: 250 Max Height: 250
I upload the pictures using WP 2.6 (no plugins) by clicking add media>picture then choose files to upload. Pictures upload ok. Thumbnails created. I then click "show" to view the image. Default size is medium. Default alignment: none. I click "insert" and the image is put in the post. The image size is 166 wide/250 high.
The I click the image to edit it. In the popup window, I change the alignment to "right" and save the change. The picture appears normal in the "write blog" window, not distorted, alignment function working. Then I click save/post and look at the image in the post. It appears different in the post than in the "write post." In the actual post, it's stretched. This doesn't happen for all pics. In this case, it happened for two vertically-oriented pics, but not the two horizontally-oriented ones as I was posting.
Last night, I had trouble with a horizontal image. http://www.lonniandmelodia.com/2008/08/14/izzabelle-update-august-14/
The Hulk image. I added it and clicked "thumbnail" for size because I wanted a smaller image. Then I clicked align: left. It stretched that image too.
In both cases, the only way I can get either image to display properly is if I change the alignment to none, which then has the image floating in white space about the text. But I'd prefer to wrap text around the image using one of the other alignment options.
What am I doing wrong here? (as a side question, is there a plugin uploader I'd be better served using to make life easier? Recommendations?) It's clear that it's trying to make all images about 250 wide. Is this something I did wrong in the settings>misc? Is it a problem in my css? (http://www.lonniandmelodia.com/wp-content/themes/prosumer-10/style.css).
Thanks for any suggestions. Sorry for the length of the post; wanted to be detailed.