Google’s lead member on its Google Photos team confirms that the company is building out this long-awaited sorting option…
Last week’s big headlines about Google Photos was the news that the company will end its unlimited free storage on June 1st of next year. That brought up a number of other questions. One such question was about a feature that so many people have wanted for quite some time now. Fortunately, Google Photos product lead David Lieb answered at least a few of them.
Google Photos Original Quality Management Tool Under Development
Lieb did confirm that his team is indeed working on bringing an original quality file management tool to Google Photos. This would allow users to more readily find the photos and videos in their libraries taking up the most space. The significance is that most of the files would be “Original Quality,” instead of “High Quality.” (Currently, the latter is the one that’s free.)
With such a sorting option, Google Photos users could either download them to move them over to another storage service or compress them so they do not apply towards the upcoming June 2021 quota. Such a sorting tool would help users more easily identify exactly which files require the most space so they can take action to stay within the upcoming limitations.