Can you delete your own images?

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#1 Posted by TigerClaw (60 posts) -

Is there a way to delete images that you uploaded? What if you want to delete an image you accidently uploaded to your profile, How are you supposed to delete it, I don't seen an option too.

#2 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -

Same problem.

#3 Posted by ScreamDream (3953 posts) -

Yes, please answer this. My .gif avatar is only 56X93 pixels 15.4 KB in size and I don't think I did a crop and resize option. It shouldn't be this big. I tried to overwrite it with a jpg and it didn't work.

#4 Posted by TigerClaw (60 posts) -

Yeah, I would like an option to delete images.

#5 Edited by RobotOpBuddy (64990 posts) -

You should be able to delete images by going to the images page, clicking edit tags, then clicking delete. However if it's not fixed yet then most users can't see the delete button - if the button appears for you it does work though, at least.

As for ScreamDream's avatar - when you upload the image it's resized now, presumably the issue here is that it's resizing based on the smallest dimension (and keeping aspect ratio), and then cropping it to 80x80. Your best bet is to use any image editing software to make the base image 80x80 and then upload it to GS as your avatar to avoid it being modified.

#7 Posted by TigerClaw (60 posts) -

You should be able to delete images by going to the images page, clicking edit tags, then clicking delete. However if it's not fixed yet then most users can't see the delete button - if the button appears for you it does work though, at least.

As for ScreamDream's avatar - when you upload the image it's resized now, presumably the issue here is that it's resizing based on the smallest dimension (and keeping aspect ratio), and then cropping it to 80x80. Your best bet is to use any image editing software to make the base image 80x80 and then upload it to GS as your avatar to avoid it being modified.

When I click on Edit Tags, I dont see an option to click delete.

#8 Edited by Donya222 (576 posts) -

You should be able to delete images by going to the images page, clicking edit tags, then clicking delete. However if it's not fixed yet then most users can't see the delete button - if the button appears for you it does work though, at least.

As for ScreamDream's avatar - when you upload the image it's resized now, presumably the issue here is that it's resizing based on the smallest dimension (and keeping aspect ratio), and then cropping it to 80x80. Your best bet is to use any image editing software to make the base image 80x80 and then upload it to GS as your avatar to avoid it being modified.

Yeah, there is nothing to allow us to delete our images uploaded!

#9 Posted by TigerClaw (60 posts) -

I noticed that they re-enabled the Edit Tag, But I still don't see the remove button.

#10 Posted by BranKetra (47845 posts) -

@robbristow said:

You should be able to delete images by going to the images page, clicking edit tags, then clicking delete. However if it's not fixed yet then most users can't see the delete button - if the button appears for you it does work though, at least.

As for ScreamDream's avatar - when you upload the image it's resized now, presumably the issue here is that it's resizing based on the smallest dimension (and keeping aspect ratio), and then cropping it to 80x80. Your best bet is to use any image editing software to make the base image 80x80 and then upload it to GS as your avatar to avoid it being modified.

When I click on Edit Tags, I dont see an option to click delete.

Nor I

#11 Posted by tempura13 (425 posts) -

Hope they add it soon. Much appreciated if we could also delete stuff from our profile's feed, or at least limit them through privacy settings.

#12 Posted by Donya222 (576 posts) -

I noticed that they re-enabled the Edit Tag, But I still don't see the remove button.

Yup, same for me too. Edit tag working again, but still no way to delete images. Tried on Chrome, IE10, Safari, WIN7 + 8 rigs, etc.

#13 Edited by TigerClaw (60 posts) -

It looks like they fixed it, I see the remove button in the edit tags window now. And was able to delete the one image I wanted to remove, So far so good. :)

#14 Edited by perkinsj26 (299 posts) -

now if only we could remove our posts as well! I have feed posts that got messed up

#15 Edited by kitty (114482 posts) -

It looks like they fixed it, I see the remove button in the edit tags window now. And was able to delete the one image I wanted to remove, So far so good. :)

I noticed that even if you delete the image it is still stored on the server. I deleted a test sig I had in my images section and it still remained as my sig (for more than 24 hours) until I changed my signature.

#16 Posted by RobotOpBuddy (64990 posts) -

@TigerClaw said:

It looks like they fixed it, I see the remove button in the edit tags window now. And was able to delete the one image I wanted to remove, So far so good. :)

I noticed that even if you delete the image it is still stored on the server. I deleted a test sig I had in my images section and it still remained as my sig (for more than 24 hours) until I changed my signature.

At one point there was a 'remove forever' option - I'm guessing only staff (if anyone) has that option now, but my guess is that option would've queued it for deletion on the server as well, chances are they've prevented it from being removed from the server by users to ensure that there's no chance of any more avatar/profile breaking - perhaps not the best preventative solution, but it's effective nonetheless.