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Hey! I'm working on a site and I played around the options (newest version of Squarespace) a lot. This uploaded the "dummy-images" on the site every time and now when browsing uploaded images it is hard to find the relevant pics.  How do I manage the images uploaded to the site? I'd really like to remove all of the unused images. 

Screenshot from the media browser below.

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Same here! Working on a client website and decided to try Squarespace versus my Wordpress resource. Uploaded a ton of FPOS and went to clean out the image library and learned that you can't delete imp

Definitely following this thread. I feel this is my biggest frustration with Squarespace. Especially seeing there is a lot of trial and error with image sizing so could result in multiple uploads. 

Yes. This is super important. I just built a website for a client which I started by duplicating a site I did for another client. I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT hand it off with the first client's custom photogr

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Same here! Working on a client website and decided to try Squarespace versus my Wordpress resource. Uploaded a ton of FPOS and went to clean out the image library and learned that you can't delete imported images. WTF? Who in the world thought this was a good idea? HUGE FAIL! Without that function I will never use SquareSpace for another client website again. This client now has a TON of images that will never be used.

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Definitely following this thread. I feel this is my biggest frustration with Squarespace. Especially seeing there is a lot of trial and error with image sizing so could result in multiple uploads. 

I've been looking to see if they have "vote this feature" in anywhere like other platforms do. Because I would press is a million times!

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Yes. This is super important. I just built a website for a client which I started by duplicating a site I did for another client. I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT hand it off with the first client's custom photography saved in the imported images.

So I have to build the whole site over from scratch???

OMG. Hours and hours of redundant work are ahead.

This is not ok.

#featurerequest

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On 12/8/2020 at 1:01 PM, ExpansiveMedia said:

Yes. This is super important. I just built a website for a client which I started by duplicating a site I did for another client. I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT hand it off with the first client's custom photography saved in the imported images.

So I have to build the whole site over from scratch???

OMG. Hours and hours of redundant work are ahead.

This is not ok.

#featurerequest

Same thing with me building templates! I've started to play around.. and god I do not want the play around images in there! They'd think "geez, what is this"

I had contacted them before my comment and they said they get lots of requests but they're adding it to the list and passing it on. 

Makes you question how they've gone this long without that feature.. mind boggling!

Hopefully it's our Christmas treat!

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+1 to everything here. give the users control over all the media on the site!

furthermore, when I run Google Speed Insights, there seem to be old images dragging down the rating that aren't even used anymore. But I cannot delete them because there's no way to access that image

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Yep, have to agree with all of the statements above and am truly disappointed in SS for not having any way to manage images or an image library.  I just signed up for this service yesterday after messing around with SS a few days and am in the process of moving an old site on WP to this.  Now I am seriously considering cancelling this subscription and going back to WP.  

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I’m new to squarespace and were the use of Wordpress. In Wordpress I have get entry to to my gallery of pictures on reviews blog (that I’ve uploaded) from anywhere within the backend site which include the blog. Is this now not the case in squarespace 7.1 ?

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I'm hoping that more voices gets this fixed, sooner rather than later. I am mentoring an artist client through her SS website setup, the time and frustration involved in managing her galleries has become embarrassing. Everything else is pretty easy—not sure why such a basic feature of content management is not available.

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This is so frustrating. I wish SS would respond to these posts. This function is desperately needed by ALL users.

I'm considering starting another trial to redo my entire site before I launch - just to purge all the unnecessary photos I've uploaded over the last month. It feels like I'm dragging around a huge bag of rocks that I don't need. With each photo I upload I feel like I'm gaining weight, my boat is taking on water. You get it.

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Uploaded images if no longer posted on any of your pages don't add any load time to your site. If deleted off the site, they, the thumbnails,  will eventually delete from the image search gallery. I personally don't use that gallery. I do everything from a very good image sort, folder making,  library and edit program on my desktop. It Is free to anyone who wants it, Sony Play Memories Home. Sqarespace doesn't treat images uploaded the way a lot of website hosting sites do.  This explains what they do with them:

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205812748-Image-and-file-URLs-in-Squarespace

 

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15 hours ago, derricksrandomviews said:

Uploaded images if no longer posted on any of your pages don't add any load time to your site. If deleted off the site, they, the thumbnails,  will eventually delete from the image search gallery. I personally don't use that gallery. I do everything from a very good image sort, folder making,  library and edit program on my desktop. It Is free to anyone who wants it, Sony Play Memories Home. Sqarespace doesn't treat images uploaded the way a lot of website hosting sites do.  This explains what they do with them:

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205812748-Image-and-file-URLs-in-Squarespace

 

Yes, but when you upload a lot of test images, or have different sizes or versions of an image, this becomes a huge amount of images in the search gallery. You have to wade through all of them, and can't delete them.  

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Still following this.....with SO many people requesting this, why is this not a feature yet? This is a big deal breaker for us as well when we create a custom site and duplicate to work on for a new site, we do NOT want old imagery stored and transferred. 

I am baffled that something like changing the tear-dropper icon to that annoying new plus symbol add feature would take priority over something like this where SO many people have voiced their frustrations. I have yet to run across threads where people were complaining about the old teardrop insert feature so why make that a priority when you have real users here voicing concerns? 

And while we are here recommending features, why not simply offer a BLANK canvas with absolutely nothing saved so we can start from scratch instead of having to delete or replace imagery. For so many of us creating more custom sites, it is frustrating to have to do this where as a totally blank canvas would be incredible and something we have been asking for for a long time now!

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I can't believe this is not a feature. I accidentally uploaded a non-relevant screenshot (when selecting multiple images for a gallery) , that I absolutely don't want my clients to have in the library of their shiny new website and cannot believe that the only way of not handing over this random image (along with all the wrongly sized test images I used along the way) is to start a whole new website. How has this not been solved yet? 

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ADD a image library feature!! How many people have to post here until something gets done about it?!

Finding out that this is not an option makes me want to give up and move to a different service.

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Dear Squarespace Developement Team,

For the love of all things web design - PLEASE rectify the image/media file management for BOTH designers who help SELL your service and for those who manage their own sites.  We have other options and while I have helped sell to and set up small business websites via Squarespace - this past week I was in a situation where I could have really leveraged Squarespace to a room of emerging artist learning how to build their own websites, and because image/media file management is SO crucial and can be a HUGE time suck to contend with - preventing artist from making art because they are wasting precious hours trying to organize their web presence - I DID NOT recommend Squarespace. Instead, WixPix became the recommended website host to about 1,500 students in this business course... They have a file management system on the backend of their platform... The fact this has not been addressed in my time as a customer baffles me. There are a lot of important devevlopments and very grateful for the ones made around eCommerce, but even for eCommerce image file management is CRUCIAL. It's literally dreadful when a client needs a 100+ product images updated and REQUIRE somehow removing the outdated images so they don't confuse the customer.

This should be addressed, must be a top level feature, and if you don't have the people on your team capable of making it possible - hire someone who can.

Thank you.

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Hello, I need to be able to do this too and have waited such a long time to have this feature. I have hundreds of images that I have uploaded as sometimes I need to tweak it slightly once its on the site so I upload newer version but can't get rid of the old. Such a pain...Can someone in SS please try and resolve this.....it would help on storage for them too unless they use our images for some unknown purpose......grrrrrrrr

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