For those that may not know - blogger actually does have set amount of storage set aside for each blog - which means if you upload large photos (without resizing them) you are going to VERY quickly run out of space. Keeping them at 1000 x 750 pixels is perfect, they are big enough to see easily and do not take up a lot of space. With photo's this size you should be able to keep your blog going 5 or more years. Also when uploading videos - always do it through a second party such as You Tube. Loading video directly in blogger also takes up vast amounts of your storage.
Now we recently came across an awesome FREE little program that will resize your photos for you and do a either one at a time or a whole lot! We REALLY like that you can do a whole lot at once. (NOTE : It doesn't do fancy editing and isn't a paintshop or photoshop type editor - it just resizes photos for you.) The other great thing about this program is it can watermark all your photo's for you - this is like a hidden copyright. One more great thing - it keeps your original high quality photo and makes a copy into a smaller size and it is EASY to use.
The program is called Light Image Resizer 4 and it is free from here.
WARNING - Be very careful about reading the boxes as it installs - if you do not not untick the boxes it will install some other free software that you may not want and also the BING toolbar. Like I said - READ CAREFULLY before clicking the continue button. It is a bit of hassle we know - but the program itself REALLY is worth it if you spend about 30 seconds unchecking those boxes.
I didn't know this until they made me pay for another year. Your post helps me better understand what happened. Thanks for the other link too.ReplyDelete
we are going over totry it out.
Very very helpful!! Thank you!ReplyDelete
We actually use self hosted wordpress so we dont have storage limits but we still try to limit the max of 3 pictures per post and we all keep them down to about 500x 400 somethingReplyDelete
These are great tips for bloggers. We love photoshop but this program sounds great as well.
This is all very good to know. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Oh thank you so much for this post! I have been slowly trying to resize my pictures like Declan said but is is SLOW work. This program sounds great! Thanks for posting!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the helpful hints about Blogger and photos!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the hints.ReplyDelete
Excellent advice Reilly's Mom!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great infurmation
we are headed over there now.
What a helpful post! We're off to check out the link.ReplyDelete
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
Cool and thanks for the info.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the info. Mine has said I dont have space left and I am not sure what to do to get rid of some stuff to make new space. If any suggestions e-mail me at:ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, it's really helpful!ReplyDelete
Who knew? We have never run out of space, but momma did buy some gigabytes to put our photos in.ReplyDelete
Ah this could be handy. Other Mum has been resizing my photos in Piccasa to free up space. This might be a whole lot easier! Deccy xReplyDelete