If you’re not a blogger or a tech-y person, you may want to skip this post.
I blog using the Blogger platform. I keep thinking of getting my own domain, but haven’t decided to take the leap just yet. However, I ran out of Picasa space. I knew that blogger stores all my photos for my blog in Picasa, but I didn’t know that it was limited on space.
Well, it is. And I’m nearly to my 1 Gigabyte of space. (I have a blog with pictures & videos of my boys, too. It contributes to the storage limit as well.) I had noticed that Picasa seems to have two of every photo stored for the posts I’ve written using Live Writer. One is the original size and then one is smaller. I wanted to go and delete each larger, original sized photo, but I wasn’t sure how to determine which one was being used on my site. This is how I figured it out:
Look in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. See how the circle I drew is empty? No views. Safe to delete if you had two pictures and wrote the post using Live Writer.
Contrast that with this screen shot:
Shows that there are views. I am assuming it is live (hosted from this image source) on my blog and not deleting that photo.
If you delete a photo that was being hosted(?) from your Picasa album, this is what you will see:
So anyway, I am glum today that my storage is so full. I am not willing to buy more storage from Picasa/Google, so I don’t know what my options are if I want to keep blogging. I deleted a bunch of pictures and am now down to 94% storage.
I have seen several places that pictures don’t count toward you storage quota if they are below a certain amount of megapixles. I am also unwilling to resave every picture I ever want to put on either blog. Anyone out there have any options for me? Would switching to my own domain even help me with this problem?