A few months ago I got a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach when thought I had to stop blogging, because I was notified that I had used all my storage and could add no more pictures to my blog! Their solution was that I pay for more storage. Since I was only doing this as a hobby, and didn't want to add advertising to my blog, I had no desire to pay for storage. As I read more details, I found out that pictures smaller than 800 were not counted in the amount that was stored. I quickly went to Picasa and used Photoscape to resize almost all the pictures and redid many of my blog posts. Yes, that took a lot of time- a couple of days. Sure enough by changing them to less than 800, I got more than half my storage back. So, especially if you are new to blogging, you might want to take notice of the size of your photos.
Update: To find out how much space you have left, log into your picasaweb.google.com with your blog log-in and go to the very bottom of the page to see how much storage you have used.
Using Photoscape makes resizing effortless, because I take the time to watermark my photos. The photos are actually resized in the background of the process so to speak.
*********************************Here's how I do not use up blogger storage with my pictures:
First I downloaded Photoscape from http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php .
Open Photoscape and its Batch Editor (which I also use to add watermarks.)
. Sometimes I put my watermark in different places and convert one at a time. If it doesn't matter where the watermark goes, I use the "convert all' button and zip, its done.
I discovered Photoscape from Jamie over @ Mommy's Camera when I was looking for a way to watermark my shots.
UPDATE: Please see Wen Redmond's comment below for an easy way to change sizes of photos already uploaded in Picasa.
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