Google Photos users report ‘depressing’ corruption issue in older images

Using Google Photos as your primary photo cloud storage provider? So watch out! Several users have reported seeing unwanted discoloration, similar to a water stain, in their older image uploads.

The problem, which appears to be affecting files uploaded five or more years ago, has left a selection of photos disfigured with strange transparent lines and jumbled arrays of pixels. Google Photos users first flagged the issue in a Google Support Forum (opens in new tab)before similar comments emerged about reddit (opens in new tab).

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