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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:20

I only want to use my Google Drive account as a backup device, so I don't mind if the images are made smaller (via. smaller dimensions or a higher level or compression).

 

Any idea how to make this happen?




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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:22

Can't upload 40 GB of photos to my 15 GB Google Drive account


You do know what you state in your title is basically asking how do I fit the Windows 7 installation disc into a 3 1⁄2 inch floppy right?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:22

You do know what you state in your title is basically asking how do I fit the Windows 7 installation disc into a 3 1⁄2 inch floppy right?

Then read the topic content...



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:25

Then read the topic content...

I read it too but it just doesn't make sense....

First, you are trying to fit 40GB into 15GB.
Later, you reply to yourself saying "so I don't mind if the images are made smaller (via. smaller dimensions or a higher level or compression)."

So you basically have answered you own question:
1: Resize your pictures dimensions.
2: Save them as another compression tech such as JPG or put them in a ZIP.

Im not sure exactly what you are trying to accomplish.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:25

zip program. such as winzip  so they will compress into small size.

 

then your zip files will be fit in your drive account.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:25

xnview lets you do batch processesing, you could resize them all or use a different compression type and possibly get theem to fit. Depends on how lossy the compression can be.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:26

I was hoping Google Drive could be this itself but if not, not to worry :)



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:29

If you want to use that as backup why would you resize them or compress them using a more lossy format???
 
Compress them using 7-Zip and if the size is still too big then find another could service offering enough space to store them.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:30

You can try changing some of the auto backup settings on Google Drive itself.

Specifically, it sounds like you want to change the size of the photos from Full Size to Standard Size

 

Full size is the default setting. This setting uploads your photos and videos with their original image resolutions (up to 50 MB for photos or 1080p for videos) and counts against your Google Drive storage quota, which is shown under Full size when you touch this setting. If you start approaching the free storage limit, you'll see a Google+notification. If you run out of storage we'll automatically switch to storing photos at standard size.

 

Standard size photos are great for sharing on the web. If you choose this setting, your photos will be resized so that the longest edge of the photo does not exceed 2048 pixels. You can store an unlimited number of standard size photos on Google+.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:31

The ZIP format won't be able to compress JPEGs very effectively.  You'll have to commit to some loss of image quality to get to significantly smaller sizes, I'm afraid.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:31

You could use Google+?

On Google+ only photos over 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos longer than 15 minutes count towards your Google account storage limit.

So:

  1. Resize down to 2048 x 2048 or lower with FastStone Photo Resizer (Free app)
  2. Upload to Google+
  3. Set albums to private
  4. Profit

I would however want to keep a copy of the full resolution original image personally.

 

Edit - I think DirtyLarry's method is probably more what you are after.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:32

If it's too much work, then head over to flickr and they have 1TB space ... no settings change needed... all you do is upload your photos there.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:32

Instead of using Google Drive, you need to use Google+ Photos.  Images uploaded there under 2048 x 2048 don't count against your storage limit.  You can use Picasa to upload and I belive resize.....

 

 

Here is a link explaining their quota limits on your account.

https://support.goog...swer/6558?hl=en



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:33

You can try changing some of the auto backup settings on Google Drive itself.
Specifically, it sounds like you want to change the size of the photos from Full Size to Standard Size

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 14:36

Additionally, may I also suggest signing up for Microsoft's OneDrive and using it as well, as right now they also have a promotion to upgrade to 100GB with 100 credits. You can get those 100 credits fairly easy over the course of a couple of days by using Bing and doing some other things.

If you sign up using <<referral link removed>> I get 500 credits. You can then do the same for someone else and have your free 100GB