How to delete an image?

+4 votes
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I uploaded a profile photo of a person and it appears sideways. I looked all around and couldn't find an option to delete, so I just un-tagged it for that person and then checked in my photo gallery and didn't see it. I tried uploading it again and got a message from wikitree that the photo already exists.

How can I delete a photo and is their a function to edit or at least turn around a photo on wikitree?
in Photos by David Ha'ivri G2G1 (1.5k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

2 Answers

+7 votes
Sorry, there is no facility on WT for turning a photo around.

You did the right thing in unlinking it from the person-profile; now, unless you call it something completely different, you will have to wait for at least 24 hours while the system updates.  Might even be as short as 30 minutes! :)
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+7 votes
David, you had the right idea to start with.  To delete an image file, you have to detach all the pages that are attached to it.  That will immediately remove it from any pages on which it had been shown, but the image file will still be here for a few days, in case you want to re-claim it.  After that, it will be permanently deleted from the server.

If you don't want to wait to upload a new version of the file, you can change its name in your computer - that way WikiTree won't tell you it already exists.  It doesn't matter at all what your name is for the file - as you probably noticed, WikiTree will give it a name to match the page you first upload it to, followed by a hyphen and a number, then the extension (like .jpg, .png, or .gif).

WikiTree does not have any graphic editing capability so the only way to rotate an image is to do it in your computer and save it, then upload the new version.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (817k points)

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