Today I tried to set up my jigsaw-photo-stream project to use netlify large media with git-lfs.

What I failed to read was this key part of the netlify documentation:

Files tracked with Large Media are uploaded directly to the Netlify Large Media storage service on push, completely bypassing the site build.

As part of the build process for the project I resize the images that are uploaded.
The netlify documentation suggests that you could use netlify’s image transformation to get around this but ideally I dont want the project to be tied into the service provider should I want to migrate to another static site host.

At this point I’d already set up git-lfs on the repo and my netlify builds were failing.
I found this link to remove git-lfs from an existing repo

The steps being:

git lfs uninstall

remove lfs stuff from .gitattributes

git lfs ls-files | sed -r 's/^.{13}//' > files.txt
while read line; do git rm --cached "$line"; done < files.txt
while read line; do git add "$line"; done < files.txt
git add .gitattributes
git commit -m "unlfs"
git push origin
git lfs ls-files
rm -rf .git/lfs