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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting -reece-

Thanks for the offer tina.
Im going to end up either hardly putting any photos up for the next 2 weeks as it will take so long to do it or waste about 2 days sitting on my laptop wireless permitting and sorting it all out.

Turns out that the extra space each month somehow comes on loan from people (like me!) who don't use up their limits. So tehnically we are lending you extra place for your photos. You should thank us profusely! Flowers and chocolates are accepted. :)

12. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Reece, what size memory card do you have? Would you consider getting a bigger one - that way, you wouldnt have to upload so often? :)

13. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Reece, what size memory card do you have? Would you consider getting a bigger one - that way, you wouldnt have to upload so often? :)

Its not that Samsara,im only putting a small fraction of the photos ive taken on here.Ive taken around 1400 and my memory card holds 1100 so ive got them stored on CD,my laptop and my ipod so i can delete them from my card when its full.

14. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Quoting -reece-

Thanks for the offer tina.
Im going to end up either hardly putting any photos up for the next 2 weeks as it will take so long to do it or waste about 2 days sitting on my laptop wireless permitting and sorting it all out.

Turns out that the extra space each month somehow comes on loan from people (like me!) who don't use up their limits. So tehnically we are lending you extra place for your photos. You should thank us profusely! Flowers and chocolates are accepted. :)

Or you could thank me profusely because of all the lovely sites you are seeing via my photos ;)

15. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Reece, what size memory card do you have? Would you consider getting a bigger one - that way, you wouldnt have to upload so often? :)

Ive got 385 photos in my gallery out of the 1400 ive taken

16. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Just resize them so they are smaller...

I used 80% odd, and then realised it was still the 10th, so have since been resizing them to fit, and added another 30odd pics with a few MB left to use in the dying moments

17. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Same thing happened to me...I can fit so many more if I shrink them but I am so lazy to do all this "computer stuff". I put gigantic size photos and I run out of space in no time. I am, at this time, anxiously waiting for tomorrow to come so I can continue to upload my screen-size unshrunked (is this even a word?) photos again.

18. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

i thought we didnt have to resize them now as it automatically did it when we put them on here.
ive got 50 photos waiting to be put on my blog and uploading them onto here one by one is going to take forever.

19. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

The system will take them, even my big ones, but if I had shrunk them even more I would have been able to put that many more. I think...

For example, I put the Montreal pics and each one took 2% of my space. Then I put my New York pics and those were smaller (in my computer) so I put about 6 and it only took 1% of the space. So, it is very time consuming to shrink them and upload them so I rather wait until the following month to put more in.

Reece, in your case it is tricky because you have so many...they are beautiful by the way. But if you want to take the time to shrink them a bit before you post them, then you will have more space.

Please someone correct me if I am wrong...I am just speaking based on personal experience.

20. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 11y

That's correct. Most of reece's originals are ~400 kilobyte at a size of 1280x960, and so he can upload about a hundred of them per month. Resizing them to 800x600 at full quality would make those ~300 kilobyte, allowing about 130 to be uploaded. But if a small compression was applied in a photo editing program (say instead of the maximum quality of 12 in photoshop, using quality 10 instead), the size would instead be ~150 kilobyte, and suddenly roughly 260 pictures could be uploaded per month.

You don't want to do this in camera of course, as you want to keep as high quality as possible for potential printing at a later date, but for putting them online, some minor compression can definitely pay off.
We designed the system so that this isn't necessary at all for most people, but if you upload hundreds of pictures, you start running into the limits. (Unfortunately bandwidth is a real cost, so giving everybody just unlimited uploading capability isn't feasible.)

btw - the better image editing programs have a "batch mode", where you can just tell it to apply certain operations (such as resizing and compressing) to all images in a directory. That might save quite some time. (Just make certain to work on copies of the original photographs - you don't want to loose the original quality.)