Still no full resolution photo sharing?

MrSimmo

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 17, 2014
30
11
Is it just me or is Apple still resizing and compressing images that are being shared via Photos in IOS 12?

If you examine the same photo shared (a) via iMessage and (b) via Photos sharing. The Photos version is resized and compressed where as the iMessage version is not. Seems to apply to both JPG and HEIC. I took a few photos on my iPhone X and got the same result for all of them.

Unfortunately it appears to be a glaring omission from Apple meaning if you as a consumer need easy full resolution sharing, you still need to use a competitors service such as Google Photos etc.


Just me?
 

Razeus

macrumors 603
Jul 11, 2008
5,250
1,917
Yep. Still. It's a shame that I pay for this service and can't send or receive full resolution photos unless I share with iMessage or AirDrop.
 

MrSimmo

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 17, 2014
30
11
Thanks Razeus glads its not just me.

Its frankly quite rediculous, they tout the quality of the new iPhone camera in every keynote then degrade the photo that actually supports their own argument...

Who know what the reasoning is, if it was a bandwidth/Cloud storage cost issue for them why not charge for full resolution sharing or use an alternate mechanism to recoup money.

I was hoping it was one of these bizarre Apple traits where they release a half assed feature, then fix it and announce it as a technology innovation in the next version, but that doesn’t appear to have happened here.
 
Last edited:
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.