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10 April 2008 @ 06:51 pm
Disk Space  
I've just realised that I've reached the limit on my disk space, which is a shame because I love uploading my pictures to my ScrapBook, and I have so many more to add. Does anybody know if purchase the extra 10GB disk space will it increase my quota to 20GB, or is 10GB the max I can have? I really don't want to start uploading my pictures to to another location.
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qfemaleqfemale on April 10th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
I can't answer your question but do your pictures really need to be that large? If you would scale them down you would need less space and could upload more.
...scarlete on April 10th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
It really depends on what they're using it for. Though I cannot even begin to imagine saving 10gb of pics, I'm sure over time it could happen.
qfemaleqfemale on April 10th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
From the public pics I can see, it's just regular digital cam pics, not resized. Honestly - and that is only my opinion and isn't an attack against anyone - there is no need for such pictures to be that large.
...scarlete on April 10th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I'm trying not to be snarky about it. (:
qfemaleqfemale on April 10th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah I could have phrased that better, sorry.
...scarlete on April 10th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
haha, shhhhhhhhhh, I'm right there with you, bb.
qfemaleqfemale on April 10th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
WeHo M.: ET - Doesn't Knowafrocurl on April 10th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
How can you check how much space you have? I'm drawing a blank at the moment.
Dan Pendletonpendo on April 10th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
WeHo M.afrocurl on April 10th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Dan Pendletonpendo on April 10th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
I guess they don't have to be that large, but I have this weird thing (sorta like an OCD I guess) where I have to upload the pictures in their original size/format so I don't lose any of the quality...

But I guess if I can't get extra storage space I'll have to upload smaller images.
qfemaleqfemale on April 10th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
My camera take pics of the size 3000x2000 and even the quality is good, it really is useless for anything especially if they are only snapshots. I resize them to 640x420, that's enough to show for me. I currently have about 6000 images in my scrapbook and only use up 500MB. It's worth it :-p
レイチェルthe_questess on April 11th, 2008 07:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, you really only need them at that high of a resolution for printing.
As for viewing on the monitor, they actually look better if you resize them with a photo editor than if you let your browser try to shrink them down.
They look MUCH better that way.

I always always resize my pics for the web (my favorite size is the larger dimension at 800 pixels). And the nice thing is they not only take up less space, they also load a heck of a lot faster. :-)

I do like someone else here mentioned and keep the large ones either on my computer or backed up on CD or something. That way I always have the original if I want to make a different sized picture (like slightly bigger), or if I want to print it.
Johnwibbble on April 10th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Keep the originals on your computer, upload resized versions.
Jesso: Photographic picturessyntheticjesso on April 10th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
This is what I do. My camera takes huge pictures and super-high quality.
venadovenado on April 10th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I have that thing too if only because I want to be able to print my pictures but since I don't do that through LJ I use Flickr for larger images and LJ for stuff around 600 or 700 and you can get lots of pictures in that way - but if you don't want to use two services, maybe just back up larger images on disks

sorry I couldn't answer your question about buying space - I'm sort of wondering that too now though
catgirlstripedsocks on April 10th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
From what it says, ("This add-on increases your storage to a total of 10 GB.") I would interpret it as 10 gb being the max you can have. I could be wrong, though, as I've never looked in to it.
Elena: ryoma cowboysukeban on April 10th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
For less than a dollar more than the LJ disk space add-on you can buy a one-year paid account at Flickr, with *unlimited* disk space and bandwidth. I'm a paid Flickr user since paid accounts were available, and I'm very happy with them :)


They also have a handy blogging tool so you can post your image directly from your Flickr page to your LJ or many other blog systems, an embedded image editor and lots more. I know you wouldn't like to upload your existing pictures to a different location, but it's still a pretty good deal.
Schneeschnee on April 10th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'll chime in with a recommendation of Flickr, too... I've got a Pro account there as well, and it's really worth every cent. :)
Rebecca: photosorakirei on April 10th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yes yes. Much love for flickr! Not only is the interface decent, but it's a great networking site especially when you post awesome pics in a group.
Nat S Fordnatf on April 14th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Hear hear!

I have a pro account there - then again, I *still* back up original image files to DVD and upload resized images to flickr!
rm -rf /*photosinensis on April 10th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
As a permanent account holder, you get an LJ account with all the perks and addons that others purchase a la carte in perpetuum. Permanent account holders thus cannot purchase addons for themselves. Of course, you can still buy gifts for others, but they can't give you anything other than those silly VGift things.
steve98052steve98052 on April 20th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
As far as I can tell, you can't buy more. However, you probably could make a second account and buy up the disk space there. Then you get the same familiar user interface, at least.