I synchronise my photographs from my iPad with Google Plus and Dropbox. One day I found that Dropbox doesn't have enough space for my photos, but Google Plus takes all of them.

How much storage space do I have at Google Plus?

And another thing: does my storage space at Google Drive intersect with my storage space at Google Plus?

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Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos give you 15 GB of storage space for free. This storage limit only applies if you've chosen to upload "Original" size photos (bigger than 16 megapixels) on your desktop or with Auto Backup on your Android device.

Any photos you upload less than 2048px (or that you let Google+ resize for you) won't count against your limits.

Your storage is shared across Google Drive, Gmail, & Google+ Photos, but you can buy more space if you're running low.

If you use Google Apps at work or school, you have at least 30 GB of storage.

  • So, if I have photos less then 2048px, I could download infinite count of them? Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 8:21
  • Yep, that's the idea. At least that's what the links from Google say. Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 8:24
  • @loldop I think you mean upload, but yes you are correct. Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 14:40
  • So how come when I upload a bunch of 500x500 pictures to Google Drive, they still count against my storage limit?
    – Michael
    Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 22:38
  • @Michael upload them to Google+ Photos (Picasa).
    – marines
    Commented Jun 20, 2014 at 9:13

If you want to upload photo, use Google Photo. It have unlimited space.

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    It offers unlimited space only if you limit yourself to the resolution they offer for limited space (1024px per side, if I recall). Google Photos has replaced Google+ Photos, so there's no way to not use it.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 14:11

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