Missing translation string for "Observation can only have 20 photos" on upload page

Platform: Website

Browser: Chrome

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: inaturalist.org/observations/upload

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: when using the “combine” function on observations with >14 photos, I get this error message

Has there been an update limiting observations to a certain number of photos?

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pretty sure the limit is 20

Yep, 20 is the current limit via app:

I say “current” because I have 39 photos on a previous observation.


There’s no limit via browser now unless we weren’t informed.

The browser limit is also supposed to be 20: https://github.com/inaturalist/inaturalist/commit/e0e77b1fe9e5c4c5b8738dbd7cd63bf2f0c9e37f

The limit will be 20 or already is.
-For android and web the limit is 20.

Ok so if the limit is 20, then I feel like the error message should make that clear


Agree, the string should be added to crowdin translations. Seems a clear a bug exists and it’s ready for a developer to work on.

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4 posts were split to a new topic: Why can’t observations have more than 20 photos?

Looks like this one was fixed: