Google introduces bandwidth saving technology for viewing photographs
Using a new technology called RAISR, Google says users can now view high quality versions of low-resolution images. This will save them data usage and money.
The new technology used by Google on it’s social platform Google+ is called RAISR and was introduced in November 2016. The technology uses machine learning to produce great quality versions of low-resolution images, allowing users to see photos as the photographers intended them to be seen.
Google has only begun to roll this out for high-resolution images when they appear in the streams of a subset of Android devices but Nack says they’re already applying RAISR to more than 1 billion images per week, reducing these users’ total bandwidth by about a third.
Google plans to roll this technology out more broadly in the coming weeks.