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'48mp' automatically changes to '16mp' in Google Photos

  1. akks
    Jelly Bean Sep 17, 2019

    akks , Sep 17, 2019 :
    I took a photo in my OnePlus 7 pro using Pro mode, 48mp in bright daylight. After taking the snap, I simply checked of its 48mp itself in Google photos app, and I confirmed it's 48mp itself (sorry, forgot to take screenshot).
    But after a few hours when I rechecked it's showing 16mp! Is it a flaw in Google photos app, that after uploading to cloud it automatically gets converted to 16mp? Or is it wrongly shown as 48mp initially and then changes to original 16mp later on? (I've not deleted the original file after upload.)
    Just asking out of curiosity, not really concerned about the the mp count, quality of the photo isn't much changed for me.

    Screenshot_20190917-214734.jpg
    (Shown as 16.0MP)
     

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  2. xnutzii
    Lollipop Sep 17, 2019

    xnutzii , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Probably Google photos changed it, because you most likely have enabled "high quality" as a backup method instead of original size.
     

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  3. script
    Nougat Moderator Sep 17, 2019

    script , Sep 17, 2019 :
    ^^^
     

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  4. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Sep 17, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Bang on! If he had selected "Original quality",it would have been saved as a 48MP photo, but the storage would have run out in no time.
     

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  5. xnutzii
    Lollipop Sep 17, 2019

    xnutzii , Sep 17, 2019 :
    True that. Luckily I have 115GB on Google, so I don't mind :D
     

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  6. akks
    Jelly Bean Sep 17, 2019

    akks , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Yes, I've enabled high quality. This possibility I had thought of, that's why I mentioned I've not deleted the original file from my device. So what I understand is that Google photos displays info of only the uploaded file, even of the file is physically present in the device. Isn't it?
    Still I thought it just compresses the image and not change the mp :confused: or is it the same thing? I'm not into photography..
     

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  7. xnutzii
    Lollipop Sep 17, 2019

    xnutzii , Sep 17, 2019 :
    MP = Resolution > means lower resolution uses less storage in most cases. RAW excluded.
     

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  8. akks
    Jelly Bean Sep 17, 2019

    akks , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Thanks for the explanation
     

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  9. xnutzii
    Lollipop Sep 17, 2019

    xnutzii , Sep 17, 2019 :
    No problem, but I'm sure someone can explain it way easier and way better than I do. I'm not really into photography too, at least not anymore.
     

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  10. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Sep 17, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Ah...a paid customer. ;)
     

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  11. xnutzii
    Lollipop Sep 17, 2019

    xnutzii , Sep 17, 2019 :
    Nope :p, I haven't paid anything, Google gave me 100GB back in 2014 as a reward and it's still not expired :D
     

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  12. Maverick2.0
    KitKat Sep 17, 2019

    Maverick2.0 , Sep 17, 2019 :
    :eek::eek::eek:
     

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  13. xnutzii
    Lollipop Sep 17, 2019


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  14. akks
    Jelly Bean Sep 19, 2019

    akks , Sep 19, 2019 :
    Screenshot_20190919-084837~2.jpg

    Today the same image is shown as 48mp.
    I guess it's a Google photos bug.
    I've not deleted the image from my device yet. (Already backup up in cloud)
     

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  15. xnutzii
    Lollipop Sep 19, 2019

    xnutzii , Sep 19, 2019 :
    It's no bug. When you select "high quality" as a backup method, it'll shrink the photo in any possible way.
     

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  16. Swejuggalo
    KitKat Sep 19, 2019

    Swejuggalo , Sep 19, 2019 :
    Problem may be that it shows backup/local version at different times. Thus being a bit confusing.
    I use Onedrive myself. 1TB and the Office package...
     

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  17. akks
    Jelly Bean Sep 19, 2019

    akks , Sep 19, 2019 :
    Yes, it was already backed up in "high quality" before taking the first screenshot. Before backup it was shown 48mp. Immediately after backup, it changed to 16mp( my first screenshot). After one day, today it's again shown as 48mp itself. Probably some bug in Google photos app.
    Such a silly thing though, sorry to bother everyone ;)
     

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  18. akks
    Jelly Bean Sep 19, 2019

    akks , Sep 19, 2019 :
    Yes, that may be the thing..
     

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