The changes kicked off by the Google+ launch continue to reverberate through other Google products. Google’s photo sharing and storage service, Picasa is getting a change for the better. For users of Google+, any photos uploaded to the social service are stored on Picasa and there is no storage limit. That’s right, nearly unlimited storage.
There are a few restrictions on the nature of the content, though. Images are scaled down to no larger than 2048x2048 pixels, but video up to 1080p and less than 15 minutes in length is allowed. Images manually uploaded to Picasa that are larger than allowed will count against the 1GB of free Picasa space. After that, all photos will be resized.
Non-Google+ users can still get unlimited space, but their photos will be scaled down to 800x800. The same 1GB limit is in effect for manual uploads to Picasa of larger photos. Users on Android devices that use Google+ can have all their images and video uploaded to Google+ automatically in the background.
This new Picasa policy, along with the improved tagging accompanying Google+ should be a real win for users. It also helps Google out by making it easier for users to share content and get invested in Google+.