Wednesday, 21 November 2012

I have a problem with Blogger !!!

This afternoon, I was trying to write a post about my latest craft....
I clicked on "Insert image", then on "Select a file" and I chose a pic and I waited to upload it...
Instead, this message appeared in the box

"Whoops! You're out of space. You are currently using 100% of your 1 GB quota for photos. Upgrade storage
Photos are stored in your Picasa Web Albums account and are included in your 1 GB free quota for photos. Additional storage that you purchase is shared between several Google products and is in addition to your free quota. Learn more"

This is the first time that something like this happens to me....
Did you ever had a message like this one? How did you solve it?
I have an account for my photos on Flickr (a 2 years Pro Account that I'm paying for), so I don't think, honestly, that I need a new photo account!

So if Blogger promotes itself with "Create your free blog", how can you explain all this?
I have many thoughts on my mind, but still no solution! Can you help me?

xxxx, Alessandra


  1. I have a Picasa account and you only get a little free, then you have to pay although it's no too expensive! Not sure if that helps! :)

  2. That's normal. Google provides only 1GB free space. I had that with my nail polish art blog. The easiest way is to create another profile and put it as a second editor of a blog and use this another account to manage the blog + post pictures smaller than 800x600.


  3. Hi Alessandra,

    One thing you should do before you post any photos is to reduce their size, like Inka has noted. You could even go back into your archives and slowly replace your old photos with downsized ones to create space.

    Hope that helps,


  4. That happened to me too, because I hadn't yet learned about reducing picture sizes! So I created a flickr account which I use to upload my photos to for the blog... and I now reduce my picture sizes as well!
    Kate :}

  5. I paid for extra space about a year ago ... it was only about £5 for a huge amount of extra storage.

  6. I too am using flickr, I usually upload the medium size, sometimes large. I haven't seen this message yet. I'm not sure I can suggest anything. i assumed for some reason that they were being re-sized by flickr. I would be interested to know what you do, good luck, Heather x

  7. I got the same message and then followed the links to my Picasa web album and found a whole lot of duplicate pics as well as pics not displayed on my blog that I loaded at some point before I deleted a draft posting. Start by deleting those. I am guilty of posting pics with huge file sizes too. It is frustrating though as I have more than 20 photo travel blogs linked to a different mail and I never got the message. I guess back in the day my photo sizes were low resolution. Good luck, I too will have to pay towards an upgrade at some point.

  8. A few weeks ago I had some problems with Blogger. I accidently deleted my all pictures from Picasa, it was my fault...
    I think it is not neccessary to buy a bigger storage, if you already have a paid big flickr account. You can upload your pictures to the flickr and building them with html codes to your blog post. A little bit more complicated, but don't have to pay extra money and you are sharing your works on two platforms :)

  9. Re: Pigtails
    Deleting your duplicated pictures is dangerous. This is how my blog crush started! I wanted to delete the multiplied pictures and accidently deleted those ones, which was added to the blog post :(

  10. I had the same problem and bought more space for 10EURO.

  11. I hope that you get it sorted soon Alessandra.

    It is a nuisance.


    ps when you told me that you only started crocheting last year
    I was just wondering was it the project of the placemat you started last year
    learning to crochet?

    I'm sure the answer is that you started the project but would love to hear that you picked up crochet and that it was easy
    because maybe then I might give it a go.....


  12. The trick is to resize your images before uploading them. Mine are all 600 pixels max width and height before I put them on the blog and so far I've only used 1% of my album space. There are lots of free programmes that you can use to resize images. Sorry that doesn't help with the problem I know, but it's what you need to start doing. It also means your images will be less vulnerable to image theft.

    I'd suggest seeing how much space you can reclaim by deleting any images from your Picasa album that aren't on your blog, and then over time replacing the large image files with resized smaller ones. It is time consuming but it won't cost you anything .

  13. I've just had this notification on my blog when trying to upload an update on my latest painting - sooo annoying! I was directed to your blog for advice and just want to say thank you so much, not sure what I'm going to do yet - I've probably been uploading large files so I may go back and resize them although it will be very time consuming but as someone pointed out it reduces the risk of image theft, thanks again - and great blog, I love your homemade crafts, would love to be able to do things like that! You're very creative!


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