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Picasa to be Renamed “Google Photos”, Offer Virtually Unlimited Storage

Mashable is reporting that Google will be rebranding Picasa as “Google Photos” within the next six weeks, coinciding with the public launch of its Google+ social networking service. Blogger will also be rebranded as “Google Blogs”. Furthermore, images up to 2048x2048px won’t be counted towards the 1GB of free storage offered by the service for Google+ users, up from the 800px rule announced earlier this year. Larger images uploaded after the storage limit is reached will be automatically resized to 2048px, meaning Google is offering virtually unlimited storage for sharing photos online.

As Google continues to improve the photo sharing experience it offers, Flickr’s going to have to innovate quickly to prevent a mass exodus of photographers looking for greener pastures.

(via Mashable)


 
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  • Bernie Welch III

    As a beginner photographer, this is great news, but i still fear the whole “people taking credit for other peoples pictures” mess. Yes i know about watermarking, but i feel as thought there should be some kind of security.

  • Bernie Welch III

    As a beginner photographer, this is great news, but i still fear the whole “people taking credit for other peoples pictures” mess. Yes i know about watermarking, but i feel as thought there should be some kind of security.

  • Osize Om

    Will Google be removing that auto sharpening in Picasa that kills your photos?

  • http://ourdoings.com/ Anonymous

    Is it realistic to predict a mass exodus of photogaphers from Flickr because of storage limits?

  • http://twitter.com/pete_boyd Pete Boyd

    No, they just pulled that out their ass. You can’t predict the future so they shouldn’t try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    Mass exodus, no, but there are a LOT of people over at Flickr that are looking for alternatives, and those who are not Pro Flickr members will now have one more good reason to not pay.  As for the complaining folks, I think Flickr has worked out a lot of the issues that were causing ire during their redesign, so mass exodus over that won’t be happening.

  • Anonymous

    I already upload to Picasa because of the tight integration with Picasa app and my Google account. Really, the only two things I would LOVE to see “Google Photos” come with (aside from the new name) is a darker theme and ability to create sets as with Flickr. 

  • Anonymous

    I already upload to Picasa because of the tight integration with Picasa app and my Google account. Really, the only two things I would LOVE to see “Google Photos” come with (aside from the new name) is a darker theme and ability to create sets as with Flickr. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.piper1 Andy Piper

    Flickr is still the best in my opinion. Photos look the best there.  Photos on Facebook do not look good at all!

  • bantysoni

    bantysoni

  • mikeybruises

    It’s use is not mandatory.