Google Photos for the web now shows if your images are taking up space

Google has introduced a small but very useful modification to Photos on the web, spotted by 9to5Google. In the info section for each photo, there’s a new category called “saved” after the current day/date, location, device, EXIF, and image size. It shows whether the file was saved in “Original Quality” or “Storage Saver”, and how much space it takes up, if any.

This will be particularly informative for users of Google’s free tiers following changes to its storage policy instituted on June 1, 2021 that ended free, unlimited photo storage. They will allow you to manage your photos in a more granular way if you need to free up space or just check the quality at a glance. This is in addition to the current “Manage Storage” feature which provides overview and management of your cloud storage.

Interestingly, just like the “Downloaded from” and “Shared by” information, the “Saved” information is not available on Android or iOS apps – only on the web. The feature has started hitting some accounts, but hasn’t rolled out widely yet.

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