Tuesday, August 02, 2005

[Blogger] Running out of photo space

I hope I am posting this query right ~ first time and all. Anyway, I am having issues with posting photos to my blogger acount. I suspect that I have run out of allotted photo space. Is this possible? Is there a way to circumvent this without paying for it (starving student here)? Or do I need to start deleting photos from old posts?

10 comments:

Sam said...

what kind of problems are you encountering?
What kinds of issues?
How many pics do you have loaded?
I have well over 2000 pics posted on blogger mostly all of them at 1024 res and I am yet to have any problem at all

linda said...

I am receiving an error message every time I try to upload a picture, wether I use Hello or blogger's own image tool. The message is very vague, simply "error loading image". The only way I got it to work properly was by deleting an early photo. I have (aprox here) 500ish photos uploaded. I tried checking the blogger Help section and found it to be excessively UNhelpful.

plentyo'moxie said...

i was having that "error loading image" message repeatedly on blogger yesterday - i just went back to my old flickr way of doing it (mac girl here) and no problem. I don't even have 10 photos actually on blogger (most of them are just being pulled down from flickr), so although that doesn't help you sort the problem, I don't necessarily think its a storage space thing.

linda said...

hmmm, maybe a temporary aberration ` everything seems to be working fine now.

McAuliflower said...

However, this might be a good excuse to check the file sizes of the images you are hosting.

Nothing gets me peevish like waiting for an excessively large photo to load on someone's page (not talking about a specific someone).

My personal guidelines:
- small images, under 5K
- medium images, around 10K
- large images, around 25-30K

Also, the only way I'll put up a large image is to make it available by linking to it through a smaller version of itself. That way the whole page isn't slowed down because of the big picture.

McAuliflower said...

btw cutie- what/where is your website?

Or are you getting ready for an unveiling? (If so, please don't let our, er- my picky comments here scare you! I like being opinionated- but in the personal webworld I try to keep it to only when solicited.)

Sam said...

Linda is from Kayak Soup but maybe her blog is hidden in her profile.

McCaulifloweer - its interesting what you say about the loading times.
I have a lot of pics on my site and it takes me about 5 seconds to load the whole page. 5 seconds i don't mind waiting for my pictures.
And I link to a bigger one from the smaller one that is embedded.
But you have got me worried - even though my home connection is barely faster than dial up I don't have too much of a problem here.

It's hard for anyone to know if others with slower connections do have problems when you can't experience it yourself.

linda said...

Thank you again for the comments...
when I started my blog, I intended it to be for a select few interested friends, so I chose to make it private in my profile. As I got braver about this whole thing, I started commenting on other people's blogs, adding my photo to my profile, etc. i guess the next step is making my blog public...
How would I go about checking file size of photos?

McAuliflower said...

Linda- to check what your file size of a posted image is, just right-click on the posted image, and select properties. It will give the dimensionin pixels and the file size. You can do this on other people's blogs too just for the heck of it.

My plea for conscientious image sizes may be a bit more complicated for the average blogger. I use Photoshop to shrink down my file size while chosing a compression that doesn't sacrifice too much detail (Save-for-Web feature). This tool isn't in the toolbelt for most, so here's where I hope others can help out...
...Andrew?

Sam- I agree it is difficult to tell what is too big. One of the pluses of my backdoor tools is that I can see what browsers and platforms people are using to view my blog with. Let me tell you- it isn't all pretty. With this in mind I periodically check out my blog's rendering on other computers. I check in various libraries, I check all over campus, I check off campus (for non-fast connections). Given the prevalence of IE and dial up, things aren't as quick and pretty as we might think.

linda said...

I actually have Photoshop 7 in my computer and have only used the Save for Web option for emailing phtots. i will try to take them time to compress my photos from now on...