For those of us living in very rural areas of the US, our internet is subject to what is called the Fair Access Policy. This is a bandwidth cap, administered by our Internet service providers which limits the download and upload data transfer on our broadband Internet connection. The purpose of bandwidth capping is to prevent individual users from consuming the entire transmission capacity of the shared resource (such as is the case “way out here”).
What this means is that I do not upload my photos while at home (because I would very quickly exceed my limits). Rather, I wait until I have taken a bunch of photos, transfer them to my laptop, drive to a nearby town, visit a public location with free wi-fi and upload my photos then.
I’d love to get my item listings all set in draft form and then just drop in my photos and publish all at once. But because I’m required to enter at least one photo to save a draft, I have to upload photos first, place X’s in the other fields, and then write copy later. Sometimes I'll write copy in a word doc to upload as I upload photos, but all that cutting and pasting (title, then description, then tags, then materials, etc.) seems so ridiculous.
Please, please allow us to save a draft without a photo! You could just make it so that you can’t actually PUBLISH without a photo. But why it important that there is a photo uploaded when we are just saving as draft??