Include quota status on Dashboard

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  • #37487

    leisureguy
    Member

    If you update either the post on optimizing photos or (even better) add this to the FAQs, here is some text:

    In Adobe Photoshop Elements ver 4.0, for example, open the image in the Standard Editor (from the opening menu “Edit and Enhance Photos) and then click File, Save for Web… (or press Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S) and you will find a workspace that shows both the original image and the image as you optimize it. There’s also a button to allow you to view the image as optimized in your default browser. Once you have the image optimized to your satisfaction, you can save it to your hard drive and then upload it. It might be useful to save all optimized images to a special folder—“Optimized images” or the like. More information is available in Adobe Photoshop Elements Help by searching on “optimizing”.

    I’m working away through the blog, optimizing the images one by one. It goes pretty quickly.

    #37490

    drmike
    Member

    If it’s an issue, I can provide space in either a FTP account or on my Gallery install. You’re going to be along side the Kim Possible stuff though… :)

    #37608

    leisureguy
    Member

    Not an issue for now, since deleting the large photofiles and replacing them with optimized files has given me much more room. But sometime in the future it would be nice to have on the dashboard something like “You have used xx MB of your 50 MB allotment for images” or the like.

    Many thanks for the continued help. Things have settled down for a bit. And, boy, does that optimizing work! MUCH smaller files but still good photos.

    #37609

    timethief
    Member

    @LG I’m glad you came back to report your success. I also would like to see an indication of how close one is to reaching the image quota limit displayed on the dashboard [This is a bold *request* to developers and staff accompanied by a “please”].

    #37610

    drmike
    Member

    Just as long as you don’t put up a 2.3 meg header image like someone did a few weeks ago, we’ll all be happy. :)

    #37611

    timethief
    Member

    @drmike
    *lol* LG is using the Ocadia theme with no header image at all.

    #37771

    options
    Member

    leisureguy and other folks Frequently Ask this Question:

    Is there *anyplace* I can see how much space I’m using for my images?

    no, and it’s hardly such a place might appear on your dashboard any soon.

    for one thing, none except site admins knows exact value of <quota_size_limit> — there’re only different inofficial rumors about it in the forum chats or random blogs posts. it might be equal anything: 50MB or 25MB or 1MB.

    even the latter smallest value (1MB) gives us a simple idea that total space needed to host all user’s images and attachments is about 50TB (50 000 000 MB) of hard disk(s) capacity. but if we multiply that on the rumored 50MB quota the product becomes a fascinating number of 2 500TB!

    perhaps, such incredible numbers isn’t something that helps to the half a million feel themselves strong too much and that is why there is no “*anyplace* I can see how much space I’m using for my images”?

    anyhow, this begin to bother people only *after* they’ve signed up and made enough posts (i.e when it makes somewhat problematic to tranfer blog somewhere else), and then finaly exceeded their images (only images and what about plain text posts?) quota.

    anyway, who cares if some nowdays startups offer 1GB free hosting space for any type of files?

    oh, yes any web2.0 bubble can burst suddenly with all your data stored on their hardware. so, what’s the deal? — well, their point is very accurate and simple: life is ephemeral, people want it all (and blog too) now!

    #37772

    mark
    Staff

    “and it’s hardly such a place might appear on your dashboard any soon.”

    How do you know?

    I replied to leisureguy in another thread that this will happen soon. And it will.

    #37773

    mark
    Staff

    “for one thing, none except site admins knows exact value of <quota_size_limit> — there’re only different inofficial rumors about it in the forum chats or random blogs posts. it might be equal anything: 50MB or 25MB or 1MB.”

    The FAQ says 50mb
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/upload-space/

    Everyone knows, it is not a secret.

    #37774

    mark
    Staff

    There is no database size limit for posts.

    #37775

    options
    Member

    “The FAQ says 50mb” 2006/11/11 — oh, finally! sorry, mark, been out of the town too long and missed that. thanks a lot for pointing that out in the FAQ!

    Sun-Tzu: “Confront your soldiers with the deed itself; never let them know your design…

    ;-)

    #37776

    mark
    Staff
    #37777

    boles
    Member

    Wowser!

    Those are some slick additions to paid storage, Mark!

    What an excellent example of meeting user demand and need — Congrats!

    Seeing the quota percentages now in Uploads is also really nice.

    #37778

    timethief
    Member

    @mark
    I appreciate the addition of the space meter on the Uploads form and the opportunity to purchase credits for additional storage space. I’m wondering however, if paypal will be the only means of making payment that a blogger can use?
    Running Out of Space?

    #37833

    dangercraver
    Member

    I know what you can do. Create another blog and you can upload the image there. Once it says “Send to editor” right click on the picture and go to properties. Copy the URL. Now go to your main blog and go to the “Write” button. Go to the where it has the bold and italic settings. Look for something that says Insert/Edit images. Click on that and paste the URL to where it says image URL. Put the size and border and everything and press “Insert”. The picture should appear where you’re writing. Although, viewers cannot click on it to enlarge it so that’s a disadvantage.

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