Does sending photos over AirDrop leave a smaller version?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Turnpike, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502

    Turnpike

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    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!
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  3. Turnpike thread starter macrumors 6502

    Turnpike

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    THANK YOU!! Just what I've been wondering for so long! THANKS!
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I suspect this is about moving lossful jpg images, not lossless raw images.
     

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