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The moment you see Google Photos, you have been warned. If you are someone who is fond of using the 'High Quality' storage mode for your pictures, videos, and other compilations, you might consider not using it for a while.

Google sent an email to its users about the bad thing that could happen if they continue to use the application.

Why Should You Not Use the 'High Quality' Mode of Google Photos?

The users often use the 'High Quality' mode to store their photos. The two options are the more favored ones since it compresses 16MP so users can still put more media files inside.

On the other hand, the second option, the 'Original Quality', lets the user store the pictures and retain their real resolution upon capturing them. However, the latest email from Google revealed that those who continue to use 'High Quality' images could encounter a problem when it comes to the characteristics of the photos.

According to Google Photos, the pictures might render extreme pixelation, so your shots' quality will instead decrease rather than increase in quality. Furthermore, the images' deterioration is evident since the heavily pixelated quality will let you down upon your expectation.

The subscriber's email also noted that the original quality images were the ones who got the real details more vividly, even if you zoom them in. You can also crop photos and print the less pixelated photos than the so-called 'High Quality' images. It should not be the actual case, given that its name can surely hook you up to use it.

If you compare the previous claims of the company regarding the "High Quality" uploads, you can deduce that it is close to the original version of the photo that you took, but that did not really happen, according to a report by Slash Gear.

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It now boils down to a single question: why does Google Photos now issue a warning to the users about "High Quality" uploads even though not all of them produced a pixelated result? Just imagine comparing a 16MP and a 33MP image, and you can see that compressed snaps frequently lead to the said instance.

The Possible Reason Behind This Warning

According to Tech Radar,  it is possible that this reason rings loud to others is because Google Photos will no longer feature unlimited storage starting on Jun. 1. This will now immerse the users to subscribe to the Google One subscription plan, so more perks could be adopted along the way.

Upon the deadline, the photos that you uploaded to Google Photos will now head to the 15 GB Drive cap. You might be forced to buy the plan since that 15GB space seems to be too small for those who love photography. You can also consider other options like switching storage from other sources.

The Google One subscription costs $1.99 per month, which offers 100 GB for photo storage. This is not only for the Google Photos service since the pictures from your Gmail and Google Drive can also be stored here.

If you want to take the opportunity to use the unlimited storage of Google Photos, it is possible but does not overdo the usage when it nears June 1. After that, you are expected to buy the subscription plan of Google so you can enjoy taking pictures often.

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Written by Joen Coronel

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