Google today revealed that now users can get full-size photo uploads from the desktop, which will be applicable for profile photos, new albums and back-ups. The news revealed by Google’s senior software engineer, Jon Emerson via his Google+ profile, saying users can switch on full-size uploads easily by heading to the settings panel and highlighting the right tick-box, which will be found under the Photos sub-header although all the photos uploaded will be counted as the initial 5GB of free storage offered by Google.
Here is what Emerson said about the update:
Back in December we launched full-size backups of your Android photos (http://goo.gl/coFZ7). Today we’re making it possible upload full-size photos from your desktop — whether you’re updating your profile photo, creating a new album to share, or backing up pictures from a recent vacation.
To enable full-size desktop uploads, just visit your settings at www.google.com/settings/plus, and check “Upload my photos at full size.” Afterwards, any files larger than 2048px will count towards your Google storage (up to 5GB free). Photo storage at 2048px or smaller remains free and unlimited.
p.s. With lots more full-size photos on Google+, pan and zoom is going to get a lot more fun. Check out +Dave Cohen’s recent announcement for more details: http://goo.gl/cmJ7i.