1. lucas.scott's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I was recently noticing some differences in the pictures saved in the stock S6 Gallery app and those backed up in the Google Photos app. Even though I have the Photos app set to upload "full size"... there is a noticeable difference when it comes to clarity and ability to zoom.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Is there a fix that I am simply overlooking? Because it's not even close to be honest.
    04-20-2015 11:58 AM
  2. Travo79's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure they show in a compressed format when you look at them through the app. If you download the file, it should be the full file size.

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    04-20-2015 12:18 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    Google does compress things a bit when shown on screen. But if you set things to 'full size', the actual backed up file should be the same as the one you took.

    You can always verify this by downloading the picture in a desktop browser and comparing the file to the one on your phone.
    04-20-2015 12:22 PM
  4. lucas.scott's Avatar
    Thats fine, but what if I send the photo to someone else via the "share" option in the app?

    Will they be getting the compressed version, or the full version?
    04-20-2015 12:46 PM
  5. LeoRex's Avatar
    Depends on where/how they look at it I suppose. Google will share the actual, full resolution picture with them, so if they look at it on a desktop or something, they should see the full res.
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    04-20-2015 01:41 PM
  6. KarlDag's Avatar
    I'm also kind of annoyed by this. Looking through the gallery app is fine, but then I don't get all the auto enhancements from Google...

    It didn't happen on my G2, and I can see the same pictures in high Def on my tablet, so I think it's a bug.
    05-07-2015 09:40 PM

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