I took a picture of my friend from my iPhone 5s and sent it to her, out of the blue I decided to see if it compresses, so I used iMessage on my iMac and just dragged the photo to the desktop to see the size, noticed it was 2MB! Then I saved the image from my iPhone messages to the camera roll and transferred it to my iMac, and it was still 2MB! That's ridiculous! And you can't see how much storage iMessage is using on iCloud so no wonder I'm using so much. There needs to be an option to send photos as compressed or uncompressed, or always compressed and a method of sending as uncompressed would be AirDrop. Apps like Telegram compress them by quite a bit, that 2MB photo will be made smaller and compressed to probably a size of <200KB. You can send them as uncompressed as well by clicking "Document". I feel there is very little need to send pictures as uncompressed, or if they are being compressed, to send them at sizes as big as 2MB, what is the receiver going to do with them? Print them? Probably not. Probably going to upload them to Facebook...which is just going to compress them anyway.