How do I remove a photo?

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I have a photo that's been repaired, that I would like to swap with the one already uploaded. How can I do that? Taking the names off won't do anything, because the code "recognizes" the photo if it's already been uploaded. The photo is about two thirds of the way down the page, of all siblings and parents.
WikiTree profile: Margaret Sisty
in WikiTree Help by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 6 (67.2k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith

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Lisa, start by disconnecting the profile from the image and make sure there are no other pages attached to the image.  After that try the following things in order until you are successful:

  1. Try to upload the new version of the photo.  The old one will still be there (it takes a few days before it goes away when you disconnect all pages from it) so you will be told that it's already there, but you may have the option to upload anyway - if you do then take it and everything's good.
  2. If you did not have that option, then wait a few days - maybe a week to be sure - and try to upload it again.  This time, it should work since the earlier version isn't there any longer.
  3. If you don't want to wait a while, then change the name of the image file in your computer.  Now you should be able to upload it.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (779k points)
selected by Lisa Linn
I don't think it will warn you that the photo already exists, I think it just creates a new URL for it and saves it anyway.  Pretty sure that's what happened for me, as I have uploaded a picture, then didn't like how it looked, and reloaded it (on a few occasions).

Disassociating a picture from any pages puts it on the delete list, according to help page on photos, but I don't know how long that takes. Other than saving the link and testing it later, I don't know how you'd know if it was deleted.


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