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Introduction

The Google site currently used by redhenlab.org has a maximum storage allowance of 100MB. We're close to this limit. Since most of the capacity is filled up by images, we are moving the images to a separate Google site at Case, which for all intents and purposes has unlimited storage. Here are the new instructions for adding, moving, and deleting images.

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How to add images

Go to our image file cabinet and upload your image. Make sure you give it a name that will make sense to others also. Place the image in an appropriate subdirectory to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

Click View and copy the first part of the URL, up to and including the file extension, typically png or jpg. There is no need to include the rest of the URL.

Add the image to the redhenlab.org Google site (this site), using the URL. You have now added an image without using up our space allowance.

How to move images

We need to move existing images from the redhenlab.org Google site (this site), to free up space for more text. To do that, locate an image, save it to your desktop, and add it to the image file cabinet as described in the section above, taking care to add the remote image back on the page where you found it. You have now recruited the outside file cabinet without changing the site appearance, but you haven't yet freed up any space. To to that, see the next section on how to remove an image.

How to remove images

To remove an image from the redhenlab.org Google site (this site), follow Google's instructions for Viewing attachments on your site:

    You can view your site's attachments from the attachment management section of Sites:
  • Click the More actions button (the cogwheel) and select Manage site.
  • Select the Attachments tab from the Site content section.
  • You'll be taken to a list of all of your attachments for the site. 
  • Here, you can rename, move, delete or replace your attachment 
Locate the image you no longer need -- for instance, the image you just moved to the new image file cabinet. It's often useful to simply search for the full image name. This will show you the date and time on which the image was originally uploaded to the redhen.org site. You can then page through the attachments page until you reach that date.

When you search for the image file by its full name, you'll also see if the image has been used more than once on the site. Make sure you change the image in each instance to the new image in the image file cabinet. 

When you are ready, delete the image by marking the checkbox next to it and clicking Delete in the menu on top. You have now freed up space, which we can use to add lots of new text.

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