Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ya'll probably know this.. but hey.. I'm slow

Ok... so I was reading Chasing Cheerios and she was lamenting about running out of space on her blog because she has too many photos...

Each time I see that little percentage thing go higher.. I had similar worries.. what's the point of having a blog if you can't have pictures??!! I have used up 34% of my photo allowance in only 5 months of blogging?? you do the maths.. this blog will be full and dead within a year...

so my investigations have led to this for anyone who is a dumbo like me~

I thought when I chose small medium or large that blogger was shrinking them for me.. whoops.. NO!!

So now I have a new folder in my pictures.. I copy the photos I want to use for my blog and leave the originals in their folder at full (Big) size.

I have photo manager so I click on that then edit photos, then compress - I compress to Web Page size - this took a photo from 700 KB (!!!!) down to 52 KB - NO wonder I was running out of space!!!

So now do I go back and reload every photo from the last 5 months or just do it from here.. with this new way... it should be years before the picture quota is full - and you all can go on enjoying me!!!

7 comments:

Jules said...

Thanks for that tip! I had no idea either..I am impressed with your investigations!!

Melissa said...

Good for you! I've been resizing my pics for about a year, but I didn't resize them for the 1st year that I blogged, and they were HUGE. I need to go back and resize all of them (on my family blog which has TONS of pictures),but I'll need several days to do it, and I'm dreading it :(

Jan said...

Great tip Bobbie.

Mother Goose said...

hey thanks for the tip. My blog is full of photos. I am going to just go to each folder and in photoshop have them size it for the web. Then I will slowly upload each pic. I know it is time consuming but from here on out, I am downsizing baby!

Mechelle said...

Great tips. Where do you see your how much space you are using? Did not know about that. Who is the real dumbo here? m

PS Like your wallpaper.

Our little family said...

Okay, if you're slow, then I'm REALLY slow. I didn't even know there was a limit on how many pictures you can put on your blog. Where is this information? I just looked through my blog, and I can't see where it says how much picture space I've used up.

Kim

katy said...

okay. if you're slow than i'm at a complete stand still. i had NO IDEA. where do i look to see the % i'm using? i always try to post LOTS of pics and had no idea i had a limit. hmmmmmm. tell me more!

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