I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I haven’t done much quilting in the last day or two as we have been enjoying time with friends.
Also, yesterday I went to turn on my laptop and it acted a little funny which gave me a scare so I spent the day backing up files to CD’s and DVD’s……I know…..I should be doing it all the time and not take it for granted that my computer will always work. If you haven’t backed up your files lately……it might be a good idea to do. My daughter uses Carbonite which is a online backup but with our internet it isn’t possible.
I thought I would share something else with you. I have a lot of blog posts with many photos and started wondering if I would get that email from Google saying I was out of space for pictures like I have seen on other blogs.
Well you can go to Picasaweb to see all your photos and if you scroll all the way to the bottom you will see in teeny tiny print how much space you have used. Here is mine:
I was tickled to see that I don’t have to worry. I also read this: If you sign up for Google+ – Photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won’t count towards your free storage.
If you don’t want to sign up for Google+ – Photos up to 800 x 800 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won’t count towards your free storage.
I use Photoshop to re-size my photos, watermark them and enhance them if needed. There are many free programs online that you can also use. This is a photo of a bridge I took when we went to Bentonsport, Iowa in May and I made it into a digital scrapbook page.
The size of this photo on my computer is 3600 x 3600 pixels at 300 dpi and could be printed at 12 inch by 12 inch and still look clear and beautiful. To put it on my blog I re-sized it to 500 x 500 pixels – that is the size that works well for me and the way I have my blog set up.The file size is now 126 kb – the original is 14.7 MB.
When I take a photo with my camera the file is 4000 x 3000 and the actual file size can be up to 7 MB so you can see that the photos need to be re-sized for my blog.