David Lux David is a blogger, marketer, and spends copious hours devouring content concerning autos, tech, and then more autos. You can follow him on Twitter: @autocontent

Picasa gets unlimited storage for photos thanks to Google Plus

50 sec read

Picasa Google Plus image

Picasa had been retired now and Google Photos is in its place.

In the wake of the Google Plus launch, Google’s online photo-sharing service Picasa has received a mild overhaul, including improved tagging and unlimited storage for photos and video. The update looks to be another blow to Yahoo’s Flickr, one of Picasa’s main rivals.

Users uploading content through Google Plus will automatically be added to Picasa. However, those same uploads will not count toward the service’s storage limits. Exceptions include videos lasting longer than 15 minutes or photos beyond 2048 x 2048 pixels. Larger photos can still be uploaded directly to Picasa, but doing so will count toward the 1 GB of free storage.

Google Plus’ Instant Upload promises to simplify uploading photos from mobile devices. The unlimited storage update to Picasa will no doubt help encourage users to upload photos as well, in lieu of leaving them on their mobile phones. With Instant Upload, Google Plus adds photos to a private album in the cloud so that they’re always available across multiple devices and ready to share.

Other Google Plus and Picasa integrations include photo tagging. Anyone on Google Plus’s extended network can tag people in your public photos. If you’ve been tagged by someone in your Circles, the tag is automatically approved. Tags will be displayed on both the photos homepage in Google Plus as well as the Photos tab on your Google profile.

Avatar of David Lux
David Lux David is a blogger, marketer, and spends copious hours devouring content concerning autos, tech, and then more autos. You can follow him on Twitter: @autocontent

Google and Huawei might be working on a new…

Google and Huawei might be joining forces once again. According to a tweet from Evan Blass, once of the most respected leakers in the...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
1 min read

Google is killing off yet another thing that nobody…

Google isn’t afraid to experiment, and as a result, the company ends up having to kill off a lot of products and services that didn’t end...
Avatar of Michio Hasai Michio Hasai
1 min read

The next version of Android will be called Android…

A little more than a month after asking Android users to suggest names for the next version of Android, codenamed Android N, Google announced...
Avatar of Lorie Wimble Lorie Wimble
38 sec read

2 Replies to “Picasa gets unlimited storage for photos thanks to Google…”

  1. This is great news!  I love Picasa!  Do you know if they save the EXIF data, too?  Facebook does not, even if you upload as Hi-res.  

  2. what you mean is google+ has unlimited storage? I am trying to start using Picasa, but it has a 1GB limit. I assume that if i upload to g+ then the pics will go to picasa too? and that way I can get around the 1GB limit? even so, the g+ photo upload is super impractical for bulk uploads… do you think soon i will be able to use picasa to upload my 3GB worth of pics?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *