On Sept 22nd, Brent did a posting directed at this very issue. If you missed it, CLICK HERE to read itI
We believe you should understand as much as possible. This puts you in a better position to work around certain problems. In order to work around the "pay as you blog" issue, it helps to understand what this FREE SPACE actually is.
Take your time as you read this, and relax - nothing you do as a result of this post will damage your blog in any way!
If you have never looked at your Picasa albums, this is very important! Follow these instructions and see what is in them:
These are your Picasa Web Albums. Depending on the number of blogs and the number of images you have uploaded, you may have one or several albums. If you've never been here, take a look around. The images will be familiar because they are the images you inserted into your blog!
Try the following experiment: (absolutely NOTHING will happen to your computer or to your blog):
Click and drag the following image, entitled Picasa experiment.jpeg, to your screen:
Return to Picasa , refresh the page, and you will find the above image in Picasa.
Now, return to your blog and DELETE the saved post with the above image. The saved post and the image are all gone, right?
Finally, return to Picasa. Behold! The image is still there! The only way to delete it is directly from your Picasa album.
So what is this experiment telling you?
- Every image you upload to your blog, using the blog's "insert image" button, will go directly to your account's Picasa.
- Every image you upload counts against your FREE SPACE.
- Every image you delete from your blog remains in your account's Picasa.
- You cannot create more FREE SPACE by deleting former posts, because the images remain in your account's Picasa!
The only way to reduce your Google account's FREE SPACE capacity is to directly delete images from your Picasa albums, and if you do that, the image will no longer appear in your blog.
So what do you do if you have maxed out your FREE SPACE and you don't want to delete any previous posts? You can either start paying Google for the extra space
you can read my next post.
Questions, problems, changes? Let us know and we will be happy to help you as best we can!
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