In a time where companies are starting to limit how much you’re able to store in the cloud, one provider is doing just the opposite. Picasa users might notice that their accounts are no longer reading the proper usage. The error will seem to be in your favor, but it could strike a bit of fear into your heart, seeing that you’ve suddenly gone from using 56GB to 27GB (as one user noted). Don’t worry though, your images and videos are still there. Google has just changed the way they’re keeping track of data usage.
It would seem that the company is no longer counting videos under 15 minutes or pictures 800 pixels and under against your Picasa storage allotment.† There’s not been any major announcement from Google on the subject, however, an employee has confirmed this on the Picasa forums.