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As I see, Google calculates storage free space by cron or something like this: after few days, when all photos and trash was cleaned, I see only 4 Gb from my GMail. I also deleted some interesting "empty" albums with 1 photo (and no photos in it) by PicasaWeb site. May be it also helps me.
Did you empty the Trash in your Google Photos? They'll automatically go in 60 days, but you can force them to be deleted permanently before that. I expect that items in your Trash will continue to count against your limit. The same should be true of your Google Drive Trash as well as the Trash label in Gmail.
For info on Google Drive storage, see https://support.google.com/drive/answer/6558?hl=en&ref_topic=2375005 In particular, it's important to know that some files don't count towards your storage limits, e.g.: Google+ Photos: Only photos over 2048x2048 pixels and videos longer than 15 minutes count toward your storage limit. By default, G+ resizes ...
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