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Are images compressed before they are stored in blobs or they are compressed only when we display them?

If I uploaded a 2M image file, will it be stored in the blobs or drive with the same 2M or say, 525 kb?
Q2A version: 1.8.5

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Yes, images are compressed. Firstly they are resized to 600px wide if too large, and are saved as JEPGs with 90% quality.
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Hello Scott, all the images are now getting uploaded to disk, but images in answers still remain in the database, I think . Why does this happen  ?
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