Picking up pictures from Photostream at Hi-Quality

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by dom9360, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. dom9360 macrumors newbie


    Jul 18, 2011
    Hey guys.

    I'm having difficulty downloading pictures at the original (hi-res) from photostream to my iphone. However, pictures downloaded from photostream from my computer come down at original quality.

    Is this by design? I'm doing this because my girlfriend and I share a photostream "account" and we can grab each other's photos faster this way.
  2. blondepianist macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    The Photos app displays pictures (even ones taken on the phone) at a lower resolution than they're actually stored at, probably for performance reasons. Maybe there's an app for full-res photos?
  3. omgitscro macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    This is correct. Whenever you sync photos to your iPhone through iTunes, it will re-format the pictures in a way that is optimized for your device– hence the "Optimizing Photos" descriptor. They will not be viewable beyond a certain resolution on your phone from the Photos app.

    To the OP: Have you tried transferring the Photo Stream'ed pictures from your iDevice to a computer? Check if the resolution is preserved between your SO's device to your own through Photo Stream.

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