Misleading thread title - perhaps "storage space halved" would have been more appropriate, as you give the impression you have "double the storage space in iCloud" using this title.My Usage of the photos app on my phone has just nearly double since turning on iCloud Photo Library?
What the feck?!
Another thing I wonder is if you keep the "optimized" version on your phone but the full resolution in the cloud, sharing a photo by airdrop means that others will get a heavily compressed photo?Sorry I used the wrong adjective.
But no I've got download and keep originals?
I don't want to keep crap quality on the phone and good ones online, I want good ones on the phone and good ones online as a back up.
I still cant work out if its only uploading existing photos to an online account why its also taking more of my storage away?
If you try to send a picture from a device that's optimized. It will pull the high quality one from iCloud when sending.Another thing I wonder is if you keep the "optimized" version on your phone but the full resolution in the cloud, sharing a photo by airdrop means that others will get a heavily compressed photo?
Right, but an iPhone is something you have with you everywhere you go. Oh well.I guess it's a trade off. My 13 gb of photos only take 600mb on my iPad. My iPad is always home so I have wifi. If it's a problem then optimizing the size is not an option. It's impossible to do both.
I guess every time I travel and use Airdrop (BT), in Apples words, something "magical" happens between iPhones and iPads.Yes it does.
Spot on.I'm pretty sure Imory means you don't need to be connected to a WiFi network for Airdrop to work.