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I replaced a couple the other day, Dan, with no problem. I had a hard time getting the new version of one of them to show, however. it would show in the upload window, but not in the thumbnail until I logged out and refreshed, etc.
But no issues otherwise. That said, I only replaced two images.
if you change the title the link will break. but i never had problems doing that. if you want to change the picture, edit it, and replace image, this changes the image only and doesn't effect votes and such. i've been doing this all month.
As mike said, changing titles does cause problems, but only temporarily. That is because the title of the image is used to construct the web address of the work. A title change breaks the link until the FAA database is updated, which I think is still once every 24 hours.
I am not changing titles, descriptions, or anything other than uploading a new file to overwrite the old. Still, I thought I had read where people had problems doing that.
In name changing or upgrading to improve your image for your FAA page, does the file name on the uploaded new image have to be exactly the same as the original? Or will votes be lost? Meaning, if the image from your computer was titled " Pretty Image 1" and on your FAA page name you just made it "Pretty Image", then you decide to later change that image to improve it. You now named it "Pretty Image 2"(in your computer). When uploading you leave the name on your FAA page still as Pretty Image" will it all work so no votes are lost? Or must the uploaded, newer image NAME(as from your computer file) and NAME on your page remain exactly the same?I hope this is not confusing.
I only have one suggestion - as I haven't had any problems changing images a couple of times - change the name - don't use the same name - add an "a" or an "x" to it or the number "2" or something. eg: "whiteowl" becomes "whiteowlx". using the same name sometimes confuses the wizardry in the box and it doesn't see the need to move the old one out and the new one in.
Just edit and replace the image. FAA takes care of the rest fine. You may have to refresh or clear your cache to see the change. Searches will update after a bit. You don't lose anything. No need to change the FAA If you do you will lose any links you have elsewhere.
Mary, the file name on your computer doesn't affect anything
I have to do the same thing, Dan. I just noticed my one image in the TV contest has a dust spot in the sky. Argh! I've printed this at almost 50" and didn't see it. Just noticed it last night. Now I'm only 19 votes away from 250 and I'm afraid to fix the image and change it out, because I certainly don't want to lose the votes now. But I don't want to leave it in the contest with a dust spot, either. Guess it would be better to check with Beth (Abbie) to make sure.
I noticed with my most stolen image that when there are actually links back to FAA they don't work and I did replace the image awhile back when I redid the original file with the topaz program to make it look better. I don't think I made any other changes like the title.
If it can be done, I have done it...changed image, title, keywords, descriptions, and everything else in between and have never had an issue of anything going wrong from a change made...no losses of any kind as far as votes etc...if you change the title however, just remember those who commented on it might have mentioned it with the old title within your list of image comments and might cause a little confusion for a buyer possibly if they read your comments...