By Glenn Fleishman

Weisi Song wonders what happens when there’s a seeming conflict between local photo storage and a desire to upload images at full resolution to another cloud-hosting service—in this case, Amazon Cloud Drive:

When I check my iCloud photo settings, I saw it was set at Optimize iPhone Storage. Now I wonder if the pictures i uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive are not in full resolution.

It’s all in the. Time.


As the old joke goes. If you have Amazon Photos for iOS set to upload media automatically, there’s are several separate issues.

If you take a photo with your iPhone (or other iOS device) camera, iOS doesn’t downsample or optimize images or video until it’s uploaded it to iCloud Photo Library and the storage is needed on the iOS device. It’s very likely that your photos will be uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive before both conditions are met.

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