1. jim_h's Avatar
    I suppose this is an old topic, but it's news to me, and I found surprisingly little mention of it. I recently tried to upload photos from my phone to Skydrive and found they were drastically resized, with apparently no option to upload at full size.

    This makes SkyDrive useless to me, either as photo backup or as a way to transfer photos to my PC. And in fact I have just a little problem with MS calling this "SkyDRIVE" if it isn't really storage. If all they wanted to offer was a photo sharing site, they should have called it SkyShare.

    Is there no way around this? Are there any announced or rumored plans to upgrade this service to something useful?
    02-24-2012 05:17 PM
  2. threedog's Avatar
    Yeah I've heard of that too but not sure if they are making any changes to that by win8. However they said that they are increasing the maximum upload size to 2gb which people asked for. This might be helpful http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2...windows-8.aspx

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    02-24-2012 05:45 PM
  3. joemd60's Avatar
    That's why I use Flikr.
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    02-24-2012 06:14 PM
  4. freestaterocker's Avatar
    It's a data-saving measure. Sadly there's no way to opt out.
    02-24-2012 07:14 PM
  5. Seketh's Avatar
    Skydrive and Windows Live services in general are getting an overhaul (proof, just recently launched: account.microsoft.com).

    Also, Windows 8 comes with full Skydrive integration, so don't move to the alternatives just yet, new things are coming and full resolution photo uploads might be one of them.
    02-24-2012 07:47 PM
  6. N8ter's Avatar
    Win8 has nothing to do with SkyDrive destroying your photos when it auto uploads. Neither Google instant upload it Apples dies that. I found that out on day one and have never us it since.

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    02-25-2012 12:12 AM
  7. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Win8 has nothing to do with SkyDrive destroying your photos when it auto uploads. Neither Google instant upload it Apples dies that. I found that out on day one and have never us it since.

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    Well f*ck a doodle doo for you.


    Anyways, never knew that either. It does suck that it down sizes though. Thanks for the heads up OP
    02-25-2012 12:26 AM
  8. jimski's Avatar
    They had to do something to handle that 32MP camera that everyone will be clamoring for as soon as the 12, or maybe 16MP shows up this spring.

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    02-25-2012 02:01 AM
  9. N8ter's Avatar
    Well f*ck a doodle doo for you.


    Anyways, never knew that either. It does suck that it down sizes though. Thanks for the heads up OP
    Gratz on circumventing the word filter, and I know you're trying to be cute and all, but the technology Windows 8 uses to Sync stuff derives from Live Mesh.

    It truly has absolutely NOTHING AT ALL to do with Windows Phone and how it Syncs pictures to SkyDrive. Any comparisons between the two (or using Win8 SkyDrive integration as some sort of example of something) are literally baseless and only dilute conversation about the issue being discussed in this thread.

    Simply, Microsoft should not be automatically downsizing images without the option to disable this "compression method." It literally destroys some images. Details visible in the source image can become invisible in the downsized image, and it degrades the image quality as well.
    02-25-2012 07:18 AM
  10. ubizmo's Avatar
    I wasn't aware of this, but don't have the feature turned on anyway, since I take more pictures than I want to save. I'd rather use the SkyDrive app to save the ones I want and not chew up the battery syncing the ones I'll delete anyway.
    02-25-2012 08:37 AM
  11. PG2G's Avatar
    It'd be nice if they added an option to sync to SkyDrive at full resolution once you're connected to Wifi.
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    02-25-2012 10:27 AM
  12. jim_h's Avatar
    Unfortunately this is just sooooo typically Microsoft - pour R &D money into a new product or service, but make sure it's signficantly crippled or limited in comparison to what's available elsewhere; push it via tie-ins to other MS products, rather than its own merits. Then watch it die in the market, and after a couple years, plug the plug.
    02-25-2012 10:47 AM
  13. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Gratz on circumventing the word filter, and I know you're trying to be cute and all, but the technology Windows 8 uses to Sync stuff derives from Live Mesh.

    It truly has absolutely NOTHING AT ALL to do with Windows Phone and how it Syncs pictures to SkyDrive. Any comparisons between the two (or using Win8 SkyDrive integration as some sort of example of something) are literally baseless and only dilute conversation about the issue being discussed in this thread.

    Simply, Microsoft should not be automatically downsizing images without the option to disable this "compression method." It literally destroys some images. Details visible in the source image can become invisible in the downsized image, and it degrades the image quality as well.
    Again f*ck a doodle do for you.

    Does it look like I even care? The point is that OP spotted that photos are downsized from the original picture size when uploaded from your phone onto SkyDrive. Did I make any comparisons to Win8 and SkyDrive in my post?

    Oh and yes my original rely to you was snarky because you like to always interject how "awesome" you think you are by having realized something first and that's why you don't do it. Not really trying to silence you, but just pointing it out.

    NO. Why? Because I could care less of the technological differences as much you do. Do you even listen to anything other than your own thoughts when you post?

    Oh and for the mods and admin, sorry, but just to let you know this is the last I'll say in this thread.
    02-25-2012 11:06 AM
  14. Seketh's Avatar
    Are you people retarded?

    I said that Skydrive is being upgraded alongside with Windows 8, and photo compression might be one of the things that is changed on the server end.

    Nice job on not knowing how to read and instantly making this thread go up in flames!
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    02-25-2012 01:04 PM
  15. jim_h's Avatar
    I just found out that you can avoid the downsizing by using the SkyDrive app to upload the photo as a file. Pointless hoop-jumping, but lets me get full size photos to my PC without connecting by USB.
    02-25-2012 07:54 PM
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    03-29-2012 03:12 PM
  17. Odessiter's Avatar
    jandieg.b

    Why have you put this link here?
    The point is that people wanna know if there is a way to avoid downsizing the photo when uploading them to SDrive. And the specs of the above app EXPRESSLY state: "Autoresize photo to 2048x2048"... I find it absolutely controversary to what we want.
    And moreover, the app you pointed, is not free.
    03-29-2012 04:06 PM
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