Where are glide images stored and how do I access them?

Where are images taken through glide stored and how do I access them?

I would like to know the maximum hosting size of the service.

They are stored on Glide servers, the URL link to which ends up in your spreadsheet cell. It is my understanding that 10 meg is the size limit for any upload, either image or in the Pro version other files. Here is where it states that:

Other links regarding image uploads:


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Hello George.

Your answer is very good, but I would like to go a little further.
For example, if I need to remove one of the uploaded images, where do I access to perform this removal?
What is the total size of my box?
My fear is filling it and having no more storage space.

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I could be entirely wrong, but I don’t think there is a box for each individual user. I think it’s a global Glide storage on Google’s Firebase. I’m sure Glide would expand the storage needs as necessary, so there is no need to worry about storage space. As far as I know I haven’t seen an option to truly remove an image from the database.


What @Jeff_Hager said!


Possibility to store to Google Drive?
Possibiliy to limit size?
Poissibility to compress the image
Possibility to collage

Maybe CS Scanner API can give somme idea https://dev.camscanner.com/

I have used images stored in Google Drive in my app, and it works fine. One advantage is that if you have a lot of images, you can generate all the links at once and then paste them into your Glideapp spreadsheet. For example, my app cycles through ~50 “quotes of the day”, each with an accompanying image. It would have been a hassle to drag all those images one at a time into the build interface.

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You can do this with Google Drive easily?!
For bulk action, I know only Photo Gallery by Awesome Table - Google Sheets add-on for this.

It worked for me. I highlighted all the images for which I wanted links, clicked an “Share”, then “Advanced”. Google creates a separate link for each image which can be copied-and-pasted into your Glide app spreadsheet.

The image picker is pretty basic. Images are stored in Firebase and limited to 10mb files. To you google drive for storage, uploading and adding the url to the sheet would have to be a manual process, but you are only limited by your Google drive size. I don’t believe the app image picker will compress or make collages. You would have to do that manually.

I would like to allow people to upload images through the app, but want to keep the app free and to stay within the 100 mb limit. I understand that I can not choose to store image to my google drive or box or any other service. But i consider reuploading the files later to google drive.
Now, how do I remove the files uploaded to glade, so it would decrease my quota usage?
How can I see how much of glade’s space I already use?