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Deleting picture attachments
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@ Rocketfoot.
 My 1 gb allotment for picture attachments was almost used up. I went into my user panel and deleted the attachments, thinking I was only deleting picture from MY folder, but when I pulled up a post of mine for reference for someone else, I found the pictures I wanted were gone from the post. Was that just on my copy or across the hole site? Perhaps I just did it wrong, but for a computer illiterate like me, that was a bit confusing.
Geoff.

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#2
Your pictures are uploaded to the site as attachments, take up space, and have a unique link address.  When you post a thread and add those images into the thread/post as attachments they are 'linked' within the thread/post using that unique link address, and they are displayed as long as the attachments are there at that unique link address.  Since you deleted the attachments, you've effectively removed any links to those images since the links have nothing to look at when called in the threads/posts.

Since you've deleted them, you'll need to either re-upload as new attachments and re-link them in any of your threads/posts needing those images, or you'll need to find another place to host your images and link to those images from that host/site.

But yes - you whacked 'em, now they're gone.

I hope that makes sense.

Eric

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#3
Well, sorry to say, but you lived up to your signature today. Angry
I know how I would feel if, and maybe when, I do it.

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#4
Ooops!!!
Well I guess I did learn something new today...…….. how to screw up!
I wondered about the links when I did it, but thought it was just on my end, not the whole site.
I guess now, if anybody wants or needs to refer to any of my postes that had pictures, They'll have to contact me so I can repost.
Now, to be helpful in future to me and others, how do I reduce the number of pictures posted without losing them on the site, or is that not possible. If that IS the case, then as soon as I hit my 1 gig max, I can't upload any more. Hmmm!
Perhaps a change is needed, but that's waaaay above my pay-grade!
Thanks for the help and clarification,
Geoff.

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#5
Geez - how many and/or how big are your images?!  I've got something like 288 attachments and only hitting 93-ish MB!

Seems like it might be time to dump some resolution, or something.

Eric

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(01-05-2019, 08:37 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Geez - how many and/or how big are your images?!  I've got something like 288 attachments and only hitting 93-ish MB!

Seems like it might be time to dump some resolution, or something.

 I see. I tend to keep my camera, yes I said 'camera', (I don't use a cell phone) on highest resolution for anything I take pictures of.
I guess I'll have to sacrifice quality for quantity in future.
Thanks to all for your input. I'm sure there are many others on the forum in the same boat.
Geoff.

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#7
When I take pictures I like to use higher resolutions, too. When I want to upload them I use my Paint program from paint.net to reduce the resolution and add a -r to the name of the reduced size photo. That way if I want to look at details later I still have the high resolution photos stored on my computer or backup drives.



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(01-06-2019, 09:21 AM)Don C Wrote: When I take pictures I like to use higher resolutions, too. When I want to upload them I use my Paint program from paint.net to reduce the resolution and add a -r to the name of the reduced size photo. That way if I want to look at details later I still have the high resolution photos stored on my computer or backup drives.

Don, I'll check that program out. I do have other photo programs on my computer, but not any that easily resize pictures. The one I do have is not the best, so I don't bother with it. I have the same issue with videos.
Thanks for your help,
Geoff.

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#9
I have had to go and delete lots of mine also. Always over my limit on pics.


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#10
Having good resolution pics is indeed helpful for picking out details, but having too much resolution can be just as bad (IMHO).  I use a program I've had for over 12 years called PaintShop Pro X, and it does a great job of downsizing without becoming too grainy.  Even whacking the overall size of the pics by 50% reduces the file size footprint by over 80% - most of my posted pics are in the 1024x728 size and are usually under 300KB in file size, reduced from 5152x3864 (6.2MB).  Not to mention, PSP helps adjust the lighting and contrast for better pictures as well, since I don't have an expensive camera (20MP Canon Power Shot, before that a 3.2MP HP camera from the mid-2000s).  Most of the graphics applications out there can easily reduce sizes and adjust things like brightness and contrast without having to spend any or a lot of money to use.

I keep the full-size pics as well, of course - I just rename the new file to something descriptive, and leave the originals alone. I only reduce the pics when I need to share them publicly (like here, Facebook, other forums, etc.).

And I use my camera as well - my flip-phone only has a 3.0MP camera in it, so when you see the low-res pics I take, they're usually because I couldn't find the camera.

Eric

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