At the prompting of someone I agreed to reduce the image resolutions and color space. Used imagemagick mogrify to posterize to 8 colors + dither and size of 800 width. This reduces all the images to less than 1M and in most cases to less than .5M.
Personally the aesthetic of the conversion is not exactly my jam, much prefering the originals, but it does get the idea across and now all the images in size add up to less than what some of them were on their own, so I can't complain about it too much when gemini is all about smol.
If you find an image that happens to be bigger than 1M you can let me[jalae_lain_casaus] know because I'm pretty sure I got them all.