If you’re a regular Google Photos fan, you might have made good use of its ‘High Quality’ storage mode, which compresses your snaps to save space – but this is no longer recommended, according to a new email Google has sent to some of the service’s users. Google Photos offers two quality options for backing up your photos – 'High Quality', which compresses snaps to 16MP to save storage, and 'Original Quality', which are stored at the same resolution you took them. But in a recent email sent to some subscribers, Google warns that photos uploaded in 'High Quality' images could appear heavily pixelated in comparison to 'Original' ones. The apparent difference is starkly laid out by a sample image showing the difference that 'High Quality' compression makes, with a heavily pixelated bird arguably over-estimating the deterioration it brings. Check out our Google Photos review Google Photos axes free, unlimited storage for ‘high quality’ snaps Google One could be set to offer more free storage The subscriber email added that “original quality photos preserve the most detail and let you zoom in, crop and print photos with less pixelation”. This comes in slight contrast to Google's previous claims that its… Read full this story
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