Google Photos caveat?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mattdo93, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. mattdo93 macrumors 6502

    mattdo93

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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??
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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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.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  4. mattdo93 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. miknos Suspended

    miknos

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    And you'll lose the unlimited space.
     
  7. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    It will only eat your allowance if the pictures are over a certain resolution.
     
  8. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    Google photos would compress any size photo...doesn't matter. Try playing with it and check

     
  9. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  10. miknos Suspended

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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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