September 28, 2015

How To Delete Unused Photos In Blogger Complete Tutorial

 Last Update March 30th, 2017

Many of you Blogger users do not know exactly how to delete unused images or photos.

For WordPress users, they can just use the Image Cleanup plugin to help use to locate and then you can remove them from cluttering up the Media Library.

From what I have read, some said that by cleaning up all the unused plugins, photos can help to improve the page speed loading time.

As they say page speed is one key ranking factors.

In short, it is a boost to search engine optimization (SEO).

Remove Unused Photos In Blogger

For those of you who use Blogger/Blogspot, this is a tutorial on how to get rid off unused photos which are left behind in the Picasa Web Albums.

1. Log into your Blogger account.

2. Now click here. It will take you to your Picasa Web Albums Google Archive Album.

Update: Picasa has ceased operation. Now all your photos have safely moved to Google Photos.

3. You should see "Photos from Blogger". Click on it. If you have more than one blogs, then you can see all the individual blog listed there.

4. To get to the photos which you want to remove, click on the name of that particular blog.
5. It will open a new page showing you all the photos or images which you have uploaded for that blog.

6. Now click on the photo which you want to delete.

7. It will again open another new page showing you just that particular photo.

8. On the top right hand corner, you can see three dots. Once you place your mouse cursor on it, it says "More options".

9. Click on it and it will drop down a menu showing you a list of options. (see image below)

how to delete unused photos blogger

10.  You click on "Delete photo".

11. A menu box will pop up as shown below:

delete blogger blog unused photos from picasa album

12.  You click the blue color word "DELETE".

Note: Make sure you delete the correct photo. Once it is deleted, it is gone for good.

13. If you did it wrongly, one of your blog post will appear without its accompanied photo.

14. Instead you will only see this light grey color image as shown below.

Delete Blogger unused photos from Picasa
15. That's all.

Important: Make sure you don't accidentally click on "Delete Album"!

delete unused Blogger images from Picasa album

How To Know Which Photo To Delete In Picasa Web Albums

For those of you who have uploaded the same photo a few times, probably because you resized it and then you uploaded again.

So now you see a couple of the same photos in the Picasa Web Albums.

You do not know which particular one to delete.

Don't worry.

Let me show you how to locate the correct photo (the one you are currently using on your blog post), so that you do not delete it away.

If you do that, then there will be no photo for that blog post.

The missing photo for that blog post will be replaced by a grey color "no entry" sign image as mentioned in #14 above.

To make sure you delete the correct photos, this is what you do.

Step One:

 Look For Photo URL Of The Blog Post 

1. Go to your blog post. Right click on the photo.

2. A menu box will pop up.

3. Click on "View Image Info".

4. A box will pop up.

5. Look at the long URL next to Location: as shown below.

6. The key thing you look at the code AFTER


7. The code section highlighted in yellow.

Step Two:

Look For Photo URL In Picasa Web Albums

8. Now go Picasa Web Albums.

9. Let's say you have two same images and you want to know which one is the correct one, so that you do not accidentally delete it away.

10. Right click on the first image.

11. A menu box will pop up.

12. Click on "View Image Info".

13. A box will pop up.

14. Look at the URL next to Location:.

15. Similarly as in Step One, now look for the code section AFTER

how to delete correct Blogger photos from Picasa

16. If the long code is the same as the one which you look for in Step One, then that particular photo in the Picasa Web Albums is the CORRECT one.


17. The section of the URL code which is highlighted in yellow should match the code found in the blog post as explained in Step One above.

18. So leave this photo alone.

19. Delete away the other same photo in the Picasa Web Albums.

20. To delete the other photo, you do as what I have explained above.

Reminder: Make sure you remove the correct photos from Picasa Web Albums.

I know it can be quite messy, as both URLs are long.


The URL of blog post image begins with:

The URL of Picasa Web Albums image begins: 

Written by: Kher Cheng Guan