Google Photos caveat?

mattdo93

macrumors 6502
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Oct 2, 2010
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Is it just me, or do the photos taken from my iPhone 6+ not look as sharp as it does on the desktop..? I put the same photo side by side (one on Flickr, the other on Google Photos) and it just looks grainier. I thought the resolution is still the same if it's below 16mp??
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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There's talk that resolution might still be retained when below 16 MP, but there's still some compression that happens when using Google Photos.
 

IFRIT

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Oct 15, 2012
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Google photos would compress any size photo...doesn't matter. Try playing with it and check
Maybe it does what I'm saying is that having the option off does not automatically make any content eat into your storage allowance like the guy said.
 

miknos

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Mar 14, 2008
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Let me be clear:

If you choose unlimited option, Google WILL compress your pictures. For most pics, you won't notice. If you want to keep the original quality, Google will give 15GB. Flickr 1000GB.

Guess when you browse the pics that are online, you're seeing a small version and another one with smaller resolution compared to the original. They do that for better experience. Imagine swiping the online pics and having to download 3 to 4 mb for EACH pic.

You'll have to download them, copy to the desktop to compare the quality.
 
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