Google warns users: do not use this image compression

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Google warns users: do not use this image compression

Do you remember the Google Photos “High Quality” compression? Well, the Mountain View company itself advises against using it. Yes, you got it right: after years of “promoting” this feature, now in an official communication the company has decided to “warn” users.

In particular, according to what was reported by MSPowerUser and Forbes, some users of Google Photos have been sent a somewhat “cryptic” e-mail message. In fact, in the latter the company of Sundar Pichai goes into the details of what may involve the use of the aforementioned compression “High quality”. To explain the difference between the latter and an original photo, the Mountain View company used the image you can see on the cover.

Obviously this is an exaggeration, but it is clear that Google’s choice is atypical. In fact, the Californian giant is essentially pushing in the opposite direction to what it did years ago, advising users not to use its compression system and switch to the original quality. Recall that, in 2015, Sundar Pichai’s company stated that the quality was “essentially identical to an original image”.

The news is already going around the world, as it is a sort of “turnaround”, which comes following the announcement of the stop to the free unlimited space of Google Photos. An uncompressed photo obviously takes up more storage space. This also gives rise to the “doubts” of users.

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