Bug or feature ? Feature, of course, since it is coming from Google.
Since G+, Picasa is receiving unlimited online storage.
When I created my G+ account, I was asked if i want to merge my Picasa Web Account with G+.
I said yes, and since then, the counter of the pictures doesn’t work anymore.
I have 94 albums with a lot of pictures and movies and it says that I have used 0% of my account.
If you’re signed up for Google+, photos up to 2048×2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes long won’t count towards this free storage limit. And Google will automatically resize photos for you when you upload them to Google+, so they stay under the free size limit.
That means only photos uploaded directly to Picasa Web Albums over the 2048×2048 size will count towards the 1 GB of free storage, explains Google. And when that limit is reached, photos will be automatically resized.
Meanwhile, for non-Google+ users, there are slightly stricter rules: photos up to 800×800 and videos up to 15 minutes won’t count towards free storage. Again, when the 1 GB limit is reached, larger photos will be resized down.
Simply put, this means that whether you’re on Google+ or not, Picasa offers unlimited free storage for photos and videos (under 15 minutes). The difference is that Google+ users can upload higher resolution photos to Plus/Picasa without being penalized.
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