1. Alephs's Avatar
    Which photo-backup services allow lossless transfer of images from the device to the cloud server (no further compression of JPEGs; exact copy of the image in the phone)?
    11-29-2015 02:04 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Most do, even Google Photos. On most services, the files you transfer count against your storage quota, so they're essentially backing up your files bit by bit.

    With Google Photos, however, you have a couple options:
    1) High Quality backup, which compresses the pictures a little and re-sizes anything too big to the equivalent of a 16MP picture. These back ups are very high quality and for most phones/users that don't take pictures over 16 Megapixels, it's perfectly fine. Plus, these backups don't count against your Drive quota.
    2) If you would like to keep your files 'as is', you can select Original, which uploads your pictures in their original size and without further compression. This, however, will count against your Drive quota, so if you run out of space, your backup will cease to upload until you free up some of it or get more space.
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    11-29-2015 02:43 PM
  3. Alephs's Avatar
    Thank you for that! It was just the kind of reply I was hoping I would get.

    Have you tried any other services? I'm just wandering how buried is that option in other, if you have had any such experiences.
    11-30-2015 02:01 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I've only tried Dropbox, One Drive, and Google Photos hoestly, and because of the free storage, I keep coming back to Google Photos, especially since I never take pictures beyond 16MP (even if the phone can do it, I just don't. I'm taking pictures, not printing billboards :P).
    12-01-2015 05:11 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Another popular option is Amazon Photos, BUT this require you to have an active Prime account to use it.
    12-01-2015 05:12 PM
  6. disney4life2005's Avatar
    Flickr is also an option with a terabyte of free storage

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-25-2016 03:31 PM

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