Thursday, April 25, 2013
The reason this subject came up is because of Picasa and Google+. I told you awhile ago that Picasa, where our Blogger images are stored, wouldn't count any pictures towards your storage limit if they were 800x800 or smaller. The only problem now is that Picasa has been absorbed by Google+, so I began to wonder if maybe those rules had been changed. That lead me to investigate this little question, and I found that indeed the rules have changed.
The old rule of 800x800 is still in fact the same, but there is an add-on rule if you have become a member of Google+. If you have joined Google+ then you can use pictures that are 2048x2048 in size or smaller, and they won't count towards you storage limit. That means you can upload an unlimited amount of 2048x2048 sized pictures, or smaller.
Now before anybody leaves a comment telling me that I'm wrong about all of this, I'll give you the link from Google that tells about the whole thing. I urge all of you who use Blogger to read it to learn more. Here you go:
I'm going to start using larger pictures while watching my storage size closely, and I'll give you a small update in about a week. Who knows? Maybe I got this all wrong. I doubt it though.
I'd also advise anyone who wants to take advantage of this larger size to join Google+. I don't know what any of you non-Blogger bloggers use to store your pictures, but you can use Google+ too, with the same advantages.
I just thought I'd share this with all of you just in case you might be interested in my findings. Even if you don't care about any of this then you have a pretty picture to look at. Two for one! Let me know what you think in the comments section. I'd love to hear your opinion on this.