Does sending photos over AirDrop leave a smaller version?

Turnpike

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 2, 2011
411
218
New York City!
Are picture size/quality altered so that they are easier or quicker to move with airdrop, or do I have an exact copy of the same quality in the moved photo? I've read somewhere (before it was relevant to me, now that it is I can't find the post) that some things DO leave you with a smaller file size or quality change but I forget what that was.

Thanks!
 

campyguy

macrumors 68040
Mar 21, 2014
3,415
932
I've tested AirDrop and posted here somewhere about my results. The gist was that transferring between an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or between two Macs via AirDrop yielded no loss in data or resolution. Transferring the same images via iCloud did downsample images.

I now disable iCloud Library - synching via cables or AirDrop is my go-to sync method.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Turnpike and xoAnna

Turnpike

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 2, 2011
411
218
New York City!
I've tested AirDrop and posted here somewhere about my results. The gist was that transferring between an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or between two Macs via AirDrop yielded no loss in data or resolution. Transferring the same images via iCloud did downsample images.

I now disable iCloud Library - synching via cables or AirDrop is my go-to sync method.

THANK YOU!! Just what I've been wondering for so long! THANKS!