Google Photos to get a fix for the (apparently) corrupted images issue
A few days ago, multiple users started to notice certain visual artifacts on their old Google Photos images. This discussion is not the only one available online, as even the Google Photos Help website has some examples of this bug's results. Thankfully, it seems that the original photos are not affected.
Based on the user reports posted online so far, this Google Photos bug is affecting the app on Android, iOS, and also on the web. The corrupted images are only copies of the photos, which are created after editing the originals in Google Photos, including quick color/brightness adjustments. In this case, one must keep in mind that edited photos are those that appear in Google Photos. Those who usually leave their images untouched by Google Photos and use the app just for backup should not encounter these problems.
A Google spokesperson talked to Android Authority and revealed what everyone was waiting to hear: "We’re aware of the issue and are rolling out a fix. The original photos are not impacted." For now, there is no official date for the release of this fix, but it will probably take a few days.