Got a handful of images and only 2 slots? Don't sweat it guy!
Streamline by uploading all your desired images to the moderation page and then directly upload to the site by clicking 🆙 Once you have more slots to upload? Go at it! Rinse and repeat.
Images stay in the bank, users eager to upload can just one-click-direct their previous uploads hassle free.
So if I'm understanding correctly, a button on your uploads currently in the queue that lets you "direct upload" (well, immediately post) the picture to the site if you happen to have any spare direct uploads?
That's a pretty good idea, I can just make the "Approve" button that mods see visible to the uploader under those circumstances. I'll mark this as [TODO] (no guarantee when I will get to it though).
Was about to suggest this aswell. Sometimes I have some really good images (imo) in the queue that are close to being removed automatically.