Disable image compression



39 opmerkingen

  • moonlightcapital
    Doesn't Discord use a lossless-type compression that removes extra data in the image leaving it intact?
  • DaSpood

    @MoonlightCapital maybe, I havent made tons of tests about this issue. I just noticed that the files were way smaller than they should be, and multiple pics looked a bit "flatter" and not as detailed (couldn't zoom as much without starting to see pixels, obviously going from 8250*6640 to 1650*1330 isnt without any loss)

  • Rahlii

    I second this

  • 🦆2608

    An option to turn it off (and have it turned off by default for Nitro users) would be good enough, as it's certainly not a bad idea in general for people with bad data.

    Good idea or no though, it's ridiculous that I have to upload my photos to a Cloud service and link them to everybody to get a reasonable quality image instead of just uploading them straight to Discord, especially since 2MB is well below the 8MB mark…

  • öm

    i will start my own topic on this, but extactly the opposite is my Problem, with my Phone Huawei Mate P20 Pro and P30 Pro, im not able to Share Pictures over Discord, because in any angle i take a picture it is "too powerful" and i wanted to ask about automatic compression which would let me share my pictures directly over discord...
    if you want uncompressed uploads you could either use a upload provider or upload directly a file over discord, they should stay same quality as they cannot further compress... lets say a .zip file

    What are your Experiences on this, have you met this Upload Limit with normal Pictures too yet?

  • Rimedra Veltziona

    I have a problem with this too. Not only does it happen with sending images, it PIXELATES all profile pictures and makes them look awful. Maybe there can be a way to turn that off? Not gonna lie it literally hurts my eyes.

  • ThaJakester

    This NEEDS to be addressed. I may just discontinue my Nitro subscription as well. I actually thought Discord didn't compress images. I only realized this was a thing recently, hence, my coming to this thread here. I pride in discord sharing high res artwork images with my friends and I can't do that anymore D: 

    Discord does not have to be rid of their compressing ways but it should definitely be an option in settings.

  • a dedede amiibo

    to my knowledge they DID fix this

    however, the android app shows a low resolution copy of the image which might be what you're encountering, ThaJakester

    if they open it in their browser, unless the change was reverted, they should see the original file

  • ThaJakester

    @a dedede amiibo, Even on desktop, when i open in browser and download the image, its a much smaller, lossier file than before i uploaded it :(

  • Zippy

    I second this. I want to share my files to other people through Discord and share photos in the quality its meant to be.

  • JediSignals

    I plan on using Discord to deliver small (1000 pixel by 1600 pixel) images with text. My testing has shown that Discord turns a high res crystal clear image that is only 375kb into something that is barely legible. Why???? This is hugely disappointing and may change my entire business plan. Please tell me there is a setting to accept images at their original size.

  • Blu_Skyu

    There needs to be an option to turn compression off for small images. if I am sending something like pixel art, there is no need for compression! It's turned sub-100x100 images into blurry messes.

  • Jordan

    I really hope they add this or at least consider it. It looks so bad and its just to promote higher uploads with Nitro probably. I really miss crisp photo camera quality.


    honestly just dont use discord when sending images. upload to a third party (imgur, google photos, etc) then send as a link. I'm pretty sure the thumbnail is better than fully compressing it, plus you can always view the original. 

  • Rimedra Veltziona

    @Jordan exactly. The promotion of nitro is getting more and more aggressive. It's gotten to the point where it's completely ruining the experience for free users. Nice job discord. Not everyone has a full damn 10 freaking dollars to spend so they can have good image quality. Especially when some people send art commissions through it, and Google drive has even crappier image quality. A friend of mine sent me a commission and had to use a 3rd party cloud service to do so.

    Also, not to mention when I had an iPhone SE, discord FORCED YOU to buy discord nitro because iPhones have a high resolution JPEG output that you CANNOT CHANGE. This is why I stick to Android because I can't upload on my Mac or iPad.

  • sx

    My understanding is even Nitro users experience the image compression still, is this true? If so I have no reason to use Nitro, and really as long as I am within the file attachment size limits there should be no compression, or in the very least an option not use compression. I want my mobile users to have access to view and save original photo data without manipulation, or at least without compromising compression and resolution changes. I need to share maps that have small text and details that need to be picked up by the end users.

  • loomweaver

    I had this same issue and here is what fixed it: upload the image as a PNG. Problem entirely solved on my end.

  • David

    Hi! I've got the exact same problem of quality on mobile, sending the images from a bot.

    loomweaver I'm currently using PNG but the quality is still decreasing considerably.

  • David

    Future readers, I've the solution for you:

    • Convert your `.png` files to `.gif` 👍
  • nicole


    Uploading gifs with Nitro takes away A LOT of quality from gifs 👎

  • Jaime Shirazi


    please address this

  • liam𓌺

    I’m pretty mad about this because every single photo I upload it pixel even though it’s not I’m also paying for nitro

  • FaithonfleekOKURR

    It does the same thing to me and it’s annoying me

  • Sali

    The exact same thing is happening to me right now and it’s pissing me off

  • Father


  • yaboku’s lover

    same. i have been using discord for about 4 years i think and this is the first time that my pfp has become stupidly pixelated and i have no idea why it's happening. i'll try to do it on my laptop later since the pixelation happened on my phone.

  • ∅ɢᴀʀɪʙᴀʟᴅɪ∅

    this problem occurred to me today the pixelated image , spent so much effort and time resizing and changing pfp but nothing works unless it gets worse by being more blurry , i dont understand why is this even happening , please discord support team fix this problem , 

  • Kr4cked

    bump... please do something about this

  • Moriarty

    just noticed my girlfriend's iphone Discord app is doing this.  large files being compressed to 160kb and 312kb files.  look like garbage.

    I'll be cancelling my nitro next month unless discord gives us a way to disable this.  I want uncompressed uploads at all times under the limit threshold unless I explicitly ask for compression to make a file fit.

  • Dazai

    It became even worse. The images are even more destroyed.

    Nitro user here.

    EDIT: You're literally allowing a f****ng emoji to be 256kB and damn sticker to be 500kB and here you downsize my image to below emoji level quality/size, shame on you.


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