Three ways to upload and store images in Google Sites.
When you create a new Google Sites, it is automatically saved to your Google Drive. Yes, your entire website in Google is treated as a file and can be shared just like other documents that are found on google drive.
Google Sites has no storage limit, and Drive doesn't count any storage. So you can upload as many images or text to your Google Site as you like without worrying about it consuming your Drive space.
You should also take into account where your images are stored, and be able to export them when revision is needed.
When uploading images in Google Sites you need to consider the pros and cons that come with these three options.
Option 1. Add images from your computer to Google Sites.
You can upload any number of files within your Google Sites and it will not count towards storage in your Drive. To upload images to your site, go to ‘Insert’ pane on the right side of Google Sites editing page. From there you can select "Images" > "Upload" and select file from your computer.
PROS: You won't have to worry about storage.
CONS: Hard to locate uploaded files. You may use the "Save Image As" option to download some of the images. However, if you want to extract a background image from your photo, that function does not exist and will be difficult to locate.
Option 2. Add images from your Google Drive to Google Sites
You can instead upload image files from your Google Drive. This is the easiest way to add to your google sites.
To add images to your site, go to ‘Insert’ pane on the right side of Google Sites editing page. From there you can select "Images" > "Select" and select file from your Google Drive file list.
PROS: It's easy to find the files and it is easy to reuse them.
CONS: Your image file will use Google Drive space.
Option 3. Add images by URL to Google Sites.
To add images to your site, go to ‘Insert’ pane on the right side of Google Sites editing page. From there you can select "Images" > "Select" and choose 'By URL' to enter the image link.
PROS: It won't consume your drive storage, and you can use external websites to host images.
CONS: If the image you added to your website redirects and they remove it, it will be reflected on your site. If you use Google Drive Universal Link, it will consume your drive storage.
Depending on your project, website development situation, and storage needs you can make the most of the above image uploading options for your website.
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