Have you ever wondered why your photos get automatically resized down each time you upload a photo to Google+? Well, it’s because the social network by search giant is allowing you to upload unlimited photos. If you’d rather have 5 GB limitation per account (and possibly purchase more storage if needed) to store full resolution photos on Google Plus, fortunately there’s a way to do just that.
And all it takes is just ticking a checkbox. Let’s see where.
First of all, make sure you are logged into your Google account. Navigate to your Google+ settings (or click here). Scroll down until you find Photos settings. Tick the checkbox that reads “Upload my photos at full size.”
The change will take affect as soon as you tick the button. No “Save Changes” button is there to click.
Forcing Google+ to store your uploaded photos at full resolution will decrease the free 5 GB storage you get from Google Drive. For me, it’s not really important that I save full resolution photos. But if you’re a photographer and you’d rather pay to store full resolution photos, this feature really helps.
Do you choose to upload your photos at full size? Or are you better off with unlimited photo upload feature allowing Google to resize your photos?