Can I delete photos from tablet that are attachments in Collector, after sync?

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10-20-2016 07:31 AM
AaronOwens
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I am using Collector for the first time. We are using the app on a Samsung tablet, working offline and are taking many photos as attachments. We typically sync the app after every day in the field. Recently the tablet is giving a warning that the storage is almost full. My question is this: am I able to delete photos that are attachments in our Collector app project if everything is synced? Are those photos now saved in the cloud?

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JakeSkinner
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Hi Aaron,

Yes, you can delete the photos on your device after you synchronize your edits.  The photos are stored in the attachment table within a BLOB field as soon as you save your edit.  I don't even believe you will need to sync before you delete the pictures, but I would sync before deleting just to be safe.

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AaronOwens
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Great, thanks Jake! I figured as much, but couldn't find any answers in a google search. Thanks for the confirmation, much appreciated!

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