With the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, fans were to some degree frustrated to hear they’d lose the long-standing idea of unlimited, free, unique quality transfers to Google Photos – an offer that had been available over each of the three of the past Pixel smartphone ages.
To make an already difficult situation even worse, a Redditor (/u/stephenvsawyer) uncovered that iPhone users do as of now get unlimited Photos storage, yet as Android Police found, this is going to change.
While it’s free for Google Photos clients to have the same number of ‘top-notch’ pictures as they need, in the event that you don’t pay for a top-notch account, any picture put away in ‘unique quality’ tallies towards the record’s all out most extreme 15GB storage limit, which likewise incorporates different administrations, for example, Drive, Docs and much more.
Since iOS 11, iPhones have been utilizing the HEIC file format to take photographs and store them locally on the gadget. One of the fundamental advantages of such a configuration is, that it packs the picture more than the JPEG arrangement does and in this manner occupies less extra space.
Since the excellent membership for Google Photos measures its ‘unique quality’ transfers by its document size, clients transferring anything in the HEIC format would in fact still fall under the farthest point (16MB), while additionally having the option to store and hold the photograph’s unique resolutions.
Android Police connected with Google about this peculiarity, and the product monster reacted by expressing that it knew about the workaround and would fix the ‘bug’.
No details were uncovered on how Google planned to ‘fix’ this issue, in any case. Whatever conceivable outcomes incorporate bringing down the document size edge for HEIC pictures to be considered ‘high quality, compacting them into much littler HEIC records, or persuasively changing over them to JPEG pictures once transferred.
None of these alternatives are excessively perfect for the buyer, however, Google should accomplish something so as not to inconvenience its own clients while giving clients of contending items a free ride. We’ll keep you refreshed on how Google chooses to best settle this issue.