Feature Parity Request: Save a local copy of photos taken within Prime.
OK, I've noticed this issue since redacted went offline and really starting submitting new nominations, as well as additional portal photos, in Prime. When you take a photo in Prime no local copy stays on my device. When I used redacted a copy was saved locally and I had the folder set to backup those photos in my Google Photo account. At first I thought this was due to being on an older, Android 8.0 based Motorola phone, but since I recently upgraded to a Pixel 4 I am experiencing the same issue, with no way to apparently force it to do what I want. On the older Moto device, which only had 2 GB system memory, I had the issue where Prime would crash during the submission process and was even able to recover a photo after a crash and reboot of the device, but only a photo I was trying to add to an existing portal, not any that were taken during a new nomination submission.
I have confirmed in local chats, as well as via Reddit, that others have the same issue on multiple model devices, both Android and iOS. (I can only personally speak to Android, however.) I know that others take the pictures outside of Prime and then submit existing photos during the nomination process, but I find this to a clunky workaround that may not even be possible if you have a limited amount of time for the submission. I also know that I can either look at these photos by following the link in the email I receive confirming the submission or, in the case of new nominations, in my list on Nominations in Wayfarer, but these photos are scaled down and stripped of metadata, making them not particularly useful if I wanted to use them for my own personal records or to share with friends.
What it comes down to is this, I like adding photos to the game. The Ingress Prime app itself already crops photos oddly and scales them down to be not as visually appealing as the original photo. Heck, legacy pictures that were taken via the original Ingress App and Redacted and looked good now display relatively poorly in Prime, but if they were my photos I at least had a copy of the original picture for myself. Now I can't say that.
So, I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds this an issue. Likewise, I am positive this request has been made before, even though the limited search capabilities of the forum here didn't locate anything. Can I get a status on whether anything is being done about the photo functionality? I will even gladly look at a previous post related to this if anyone can link to it. I just need to know if I'm going to have to start looking to go outside Prime when I take my photos from now on or if there is a plan to restore the previous functionality.