iPhone XS Max Google Photos App on iPhone XS Max

house1999

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Oct 14, 2006
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Has anyone else noticed that when viewing photos in Google Photos app on a XS Max, the quality is poor compared to viewing them in iOS Photos app? These are photos on my phone (not uploaded compressed versions). Could it be because the app is not optimized for the Max’s resolution yet and it is being scaled?
 

MyMacintosh

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I started putting my photos on the app then proceeded straight to deleting them off after realizing I don't want google associated with anything relating to my personal life and identification. But from what I saw, they seemed fine. Maybe lost slight detail?
 
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internetrando

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Google Photos is likely just not optimized for the screen and is scaling the image up, causing a visual loss in quality.
 

Vermifuge

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Has anyone else noticed that when viewing photos in Google Photos app on a XS Max, the quality is poor compared to viewing them in iOS Photos app? These are photos on my phone (not uploaded compressed versions). Could it be because the app is not optimized for the Max’s resolution yet and it is being scaled?
Are they old photos? Google starts to degrade the quality of the stored photos after a predetermined amount of time.
 

peejay1977

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Are they old photos? Google starts to degrade the quality of the stored photos after a predetermined amount of time.
Nah, he says they aren't uploaded to Google so its just the app displaying the pics in the camera roll.

I've just tried this myself and there is a difference, it's not huge but in the finer detail it's noticeable.
 

house1999

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There has been at least 2 updates to the app since the XS Max was released and this is still not fixed. I have also left feedback in the app...
 

Five_Oh

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[B said:
Google starts to degrade the quality of the stored photos after a predetermined amount of time[/B].
Interesting. Are you talking about the difference between the "High" and "Original" settings, or something else?

I'd like to read about it if you have a link. I couldn't find anything that seemed related during a cursory search.
 
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