Google storage 20GB (5$ per year) - to be shared between gmail and picasa
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Google storage 20GB (5$ per year) - to be shared between gmail and picasa

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Found 17th Jan 2010Made hot 18th Jan 2010
I was looking to increase the storage for my picasa web albums. Google are providing 20 gb to be shared between gmail and picasa for 5$ a year. With the current exchange rate, works out to be just above 3 pounds.

I know that one could create multiple picasa accounts and link them for free (you get 1gb free picasa storage for every account). This will be useful for people who want to upload high resolution images under one album.

This is the cheapest image storage price that I am aware of (plz feel free to suggest better options).

Actual cost is £3.54 ($5 + $0.75 tax)
- KingCampo

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Was just about to post this as I bought 20GB earlier this evening to use with Picasa.

The price I paid was £3.54 as the actual cost is $5.75 (includes US tax @ $0.75).

Bargain! Deserves to be very hot.

Been this price for a month or so, good deal though. Tempted to just go straight for the 80GB for $20 though.

Does banks charge for buying is US dollars?

I noticed that if you have a UK Gmail account then its £5 so was hoping to buy in US.

Wish the offer for free WIFI SD Card applied to the UK as well. Would have went for that!

Original Poster

KingCampo;7576130

Was just about to post this as I bought 20GB earlier this evening to use … Was just about to post this as I bought 20GB earlier this evening to use with Picasa. The price I paid was £3.54 as the actual cost is $5.75 (includes US tax @ $0.75).Bargain! Deserves to be very hot.



Thanks for correcting mate, let me see if I can update the price

Can't you just use two free accounts?

I know it's not exactly expensive but Microsoft give you 25GB for free.

fabbers;7576407

I know it's not exactly expensive but Microsoft give you 25GB for free.



If you use Picasa though, this is great as you can synchronise you albums really easily and then share with whoever you want.

Cold. Read their privacy statement.

Mike73;7576442

If you use Picasa though, this is great as you can synchronise you albums … If you use Picasa though, this is great as you can synchronise you albums really easily and then share with whoever you want.



Exactly, and Picasa is excellent software. The latest version includes automatic face recognition and tagging amongst the new features. So much easier to sync into one place online and link to other websites from there too. £3.54/year is well worth it.

For anyone just wanting somewhere to store files, 10gb free @ ]http//ww…om/

Edit: Voted hot :thumbsup: Amazing price for 20gb of storage space even better if using with Picasa/Gmail

Original Poster

KingCampo;7576472

Exactly, and Picasa is excellent software. The latest version includes … Exactly, and Picasa is excellent software. The latest version includes automatic face recognition and tagging amongst the new features. So much easier to sync into one place online and link to other websites from there too. £3.54/year is well worth it.



Yeah, I quite like the simplicity and the options you get with picasa.

Original Poster

l33t-krew;7576467

Cold. Read their privacy statement.



Can you be a bit specific? :thinking:

jrd2006;7576583

Can you be a bit specific? :thinking:



or give us the link or could just tell us cant be bothered reading.

key09;7576598

or give us the link or could just tell us cant be bothered reading.



Picasa Web Album Privacy Policy: picasa.google.com/web…tml

Ok, read the privacy policy and don't see anything untoward.
Methinks somebody doesn't like Google!
Voted Hot!

This is a superb deal but it's not exactly new. I bought this back in November at the same price.

You might also want to add that this paid storage is good for Google Docs as well. They're bringing out a feature that allows you to upload and share just about any file. Up to 250MB in size which is significantly larger than Skydrive's 50MB for those naysayers.

I am about to buy this but I has been told that I have 7.49 GB free allowance in gmail already and I only used 0.5% of it. So am I buying exactly service thing but just some extra space? Thank you for any advise

Check out the Terms Of Service: google.com/acc…=en

"By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services."

ciro;7578074

I am about to buy this but I has been told that I have 7.49 GB free … I am about to buy this but I has been told that I have 7.49 GB free allowance in gmail already and I only used 0.5% of it. So am I buying exactly service thing but just some extra space? Thank you for any advise



Unless you are at or close to the allowance limit for Picasa or Google Docs theres no point.

Got to say that I also like the geeky pricing for 1TB+ storage plans

thanks sean! so i will stick to my free gmail + nas behind my router as the storage then :-D

I'll take Microsofts Skydrive's 25gb for free (even with the 50mb limit per file) as you can integrate it seamlessly with Windows by using a free tool called Skydrive Explorer skydriveexplorer.com/ so it acts just like having another drive.

It is very cheap for a lot of storage but remember that it isn't private. Just like with your gmail and gdocs, Google will index anything you put up there and associate it with you.

My needs just aren't that great for a load of gigs online, especially with the paltry upload speeds you get with Virgin Media and most other service providers in the UK. So hot if you need it I guess.

techpops;7578208

I'll take Microsofts Skydrive's 25gb for free (even with the 50mb limit … I'll take Microsofts Skydrive's 25gb for free (even with the 50mb limit per file) as you can integrate it seamlessly with Windows by using a free tool called Skydrive Explorer http://skydriveexplorer.com/ so it acts just like having another drive. It is very cheap for a lot of storage but remember that it isn't private. Just like with your gmail and gdocs, Google will index anything you put up there and associate it with you. My needs just aren't that great for a load of gigs online, especially with the paltry upload speeds you get with Virgin Media and most other service providers in the UK. So hot if you need it I guess.



Cheers mate. Will use this to backup my photos and documents :thumbsup:

Voted hot for price but it would be better if it didn't include your Gmail total IMHO.

google drive will be here soon for free!

Ned Ludd;7578081

Check out the Terms Of Service: … Check out the Terms Of Service: https://www.google.com/accounts/TOS?hl=en"By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services."


Nasty

It'd have been nice if the *entire* section had been posted instead of cutting out a line.

"11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services."

fat-pudding;7578490

It'd have been nice if the *entire* section had been posted instead of … It'd have been nice if the *entire* section had been posted instead of cutting out a line."11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services."





even with the extra lines on yours its still a horrible bit of contract, although i really doubt that google would do anything dodgy with your uploads...it wouldn't be worth the bad publicity if they did.

Banned

Ned Ludd;7578081

Check out the Terms Of Service: … Check out the Terms Of Service: https://www.google.com/accounts/TOS?hl=en"By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services."


WOW! That is outrageous. ICE COLD!

I just use [url]www.adrive.com[/url] (50Gb free).

Cold. I pay around $25 a year for unlimited on-line storage with Patrick Internet, which includes photo-album software and many other options that this doesn't and has no terms of use that gives away rights to anything I upload.

Given in a recent interview Google's chief exec basically stated that anyone who wanted privacy shouldn't use Google, i'd be very wary of using this.

1duck;7578611

even with the extra lines on yours its still a horrible bit of contract, … even with the extra lines on yours its still a horrible bit of contract, although i really doubt that google would do anything dodgy with your uploads...it wouldn't be worth the bad publicity if they did.



They would need this to allow them to display your photos etc. to your friends and possibly even yourself. As they are publishing on their website for your friend to view they would need to have permission to publish, seems sensible to me. Lots of contracts are open to abuse but are still necessary for the system to work, google is being quite forward thinking about the use of your data and you can now request its not held on file, they generally move where the customers want to go (unless your in china)

EvilGav;7578692

Cold. I pay around $25 a year for unlimited on-line storage with Patrick … Cold. I pay around $25 a year for unlimited on-line storage with Patrick Internet, which includes photo-album software and many other options that this doesn't and has no terms of use that gives away rights to anything I upload.Given in a recent interview Google's chief exec basically stated that anyone who wanted privacy shouldn't use Google, i'd be very wary of using this.



Ah yes, the mighty Patrick Internet. The chances of them going belly up and losing all your data must be much less than Google......

A cut of the terms for Microsoft Live! skydive

...:"You understand that Microsoft may need and you hereby authorize Microsoft to use, modify, copy, distribute and display content posted on the service..."

Looks the same as google. Myspace has similar terms as well I think.

Unless your looking to monatize your own shots this isn't a problem - if you are dont upload them to anything apart from your OWN website where you control it all. Otherwise someone is bound to screw you over.

COLD!

Until Google remove the stupid restriction of 1,000 photos per album with Picasa Web Albums, it's a waste of money. Sorry, but why should I split albums?

Better off using the free 20GB with Windows Live for photo backup which has no such restriction (as far as I know).

paulsmith288;7578903

Unless your looking to monatize your own shots this isn't a problem - if … Unless your looking to monatize your own shots this isn't a problem - if you are dont upload them to anything apart from your OWN website where you control it all. Otherwise someone is bound to screw you over.



You still own the copyright, you can still do what you want with your works.

What about encrypting the files/photos into 50Mb files- Google won't be able to "see" them.

Excellent deal. Voted Hot!

For anyone wanting loads of free storage try adrive.com/

Offering 50gb Free.

That terms of service seems pretty standard to me. All sites that let you upload photos have something similar. It is simply to cover their own backs. Do you honestly think Google with all its billions of profits each year is going to jeopardise its brand by trying to steal people's holiday pictures? That said, if it makes you uncomfortable then use another provider.

is it 20GB + the growing space currently at around 7GB?

mb1;7579297

Until Google remove the stupid restriction of 1,000 photos per album with … Until Google remove the stupid restriction of 1,000 photos per album with Picasa Web Albums, it's a waste of money. Sorry, but why should I split albums?



It depends on how you use it I suppose.. but in my opinion if you have an album with 1000+ photos then you aren't organising effectively.

andysjones;7579768

It depends on how you use it I suppose.. but in my opinion if you have an … It depends on how you use it I suppose.. but in my opinion if you have an album with 1000+ photos then you aren't organising effectively.



Ridiculous statement.

If you have life-changing events such as a child or wedding where you can quite easily top 1,000 photos, regardless of whether you took them or not.
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