I was talking about the attachment field. I guess no matter which method I use to add a photo to the attachment field it counts towards my limit. Even though I point to a photo on the web (NOT via URL Field, but attachment), it still uploads it to my data limit.
Airtables is looking less and less like a solution to my project. :frowning:
I am guessing there is no way to display a photo via the URL field type?
It sounds like you want to be able to display an image in a card view of the record on a website, but not have the image count against your base’s attachment limit.
Can you share a bit more about your use case?
If you have budget, here are some options:
I am making a database for resin dolls. There are over 3,000. I use the cards to display the doll image, then they can click on it to show more information about that doll. That is a lot of images. I plan to upgrade to a PERSONAL plus plan on air tables, but that about all I can afford until I find another solution. Right now, there is hardly anything in the database, but that will change in the future.
I am more than on a budget, I’m flat broke so the large sum miniExtensions wants is out of the question. This is why it is so important to conserve space because I can’t afford those big upgrade plans. I wanted to use google sheets for this database (Its FREE), but I do not know any SQL code or anything so this is basically my only option at this point and things like sheet2site are way too expensive.
These dolls are very…correct cough and are much like anime resin figures. But if you would like to see what I am talking about, you can go to Find a Doll - DOLL FEATURE FINDER. NSFW warning on some.
I am aware that the hobby is very weird, but I only do weird :winking_face:
Having no budget makes things difficult, but I understand having no budget.
Another option is to compress your images and store smaller versions that will still look okay on the web. When displaying images on the web, you do not need high resolution images. The images would still count towards your attachment space, but smaller versions would take less space.
You also don’t say what your web platform is or whether you are embedding Airtable’s shared views or building your own cards. If you know or are willing to learn web development, you can build a simple system for not much more than the cost of web hosting.