Saturday, August 13, 2011

Google Storage

Thanks Russ and Cubby for info on photo storage space.  I found this regarding Google+ (plus).  Unfortunately registration is closed at this time.

If you've signed up for Google+

Free storage limits

Photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won't count towards your free storage.

Automatic resizing

All photos uploaded in Google+ will be automatically resized to 2048 pixels (on their longest edge) and won't count towards your free storage quota.
All photos uploaded  to Picasa Web Albums over the free size limit will count towards your 1 GB of free storage. When you reach your storage limit, any new photos you upload to Picasa Web larger than the free size limit will be automatically resized to 2048 pixels (on their longest edge).

If you haven't signed up for Google+

Free storage limits

Photos up to 800 x 800 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won't count towards your free storage.

Automatic resizing

All photos uploaded over the free size limit will count towards your 1 GB of free storage. When you reach your storage limit, any new photos you upload to Picasa Web larger than the free size limit will be automatically resized to 800 pixels (on their longest edge).


So, storage not only depends on the kb size but on the pixel size - the way I interpret this is that a picture at 800 pixels on the longest edge will use zero storage but one that is 810 x 790 will count toward storage.

4 comments:

Cubby said...

I'll send you a Google+ invitation right away.

Russ Manley said...

Huh. So does this apply to all of us mofos who use Blogger/Google/Picasa? I didn't think about pixel size but photos from a camera are also B-I-G in length and width; so maybe that also accounts for your storage being full.

Oh brave new world that has such pixels in it!

FDeF said...

Thank you, Cubby.
Russ, this techie world is a constant challenge!

FDeF said...

Cubby,
In one fell swoop I'm at 15% of my storage space - from 99%. I guess I can keep on blogging with photos! Thanks.

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