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Google photos to PC Save Function
May 6, 2017
2:17 pm

Do all of the download, save, export functions save the full size or full data of the photo from the cloud to PC? In other words, does the photo lose anything in the trip? Thanks!

May 8, 2017
2:16 pm
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Great question Don!

The answer is … it depends!

Is there some loss of quality?

1. Yes – in the initial backup from phone to cloud when “High Quality” is selected. For there to be no loss at all, you need to select Original quality – but that’s not free/unlimited, and it’s slower.

2. No – when you download an original photo from cloud to computer

3. Yes – when you download an edited photo from cloud to computer. So, for example, if you cropped a photo using Google Photos – then, when you download it, you get the option for downloading the picture you see, or the original.

4. No – when uploaded from computer to cloud. … I just tried this to verify the results and now I’m confused. I expected the upload from computer to compress the file but it didn’t. I’ll do a little more research.

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