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iPhone 4 photo-size is a disaster! 2MB per photo!?

42999 Views 54 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 4:42 AM by tinainnca RSS
  • honeyb27 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    kramey74 wrote:
    A disaster? Really?

    The oil spill is a disaster. Hurricanes and earthquakes are disasters.
    You having to take one extra step to resize photos to your desired size is not a disaster.




    +1
    iMac 24", MacBook Pro 13", iPhone 4 16GB x2, iPad 16GB wifi, Time Capsule 1TB
  • honeyb27 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    esreverse wrote:
    Hey kramey74 aka smartass,

    ever realized that your meta-data gets messed up when you batch-resize photos? And how do you suggest importing photos from your iPhone appearing in iPhoto and then resizing them? Digging into the iPhoto-folder and search for the photos there?

    Go waste someone else's time.



    WAH WAH WAH! Go cry to someone that cares.
    iMac 24", MacBook Pro 13", iPhone 4 16GB x2, iPad 16GB wifi, Time Capsule 1TB
  • kramey74 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    This coming from someone who spent "a year" badgering people about how to resize their photos.
    I'm sure they find you as annoying as I do, so I'll try to keep this simple so you can follow along.
    On the File Export tab, under Size, set the width and height under "Scale images no larger than" and then click Export. Choose a folder for your resized exported photos.

    Disaster averted.
    iPhone 3gs, iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • honeyb27 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    LMAO

    That's what you got? American Idol? LOL Ouch it hurts so much!
    Not to mention you don't know how to even SPELL "loser".. apparently we are all just really "loose" lol
    iMac 24", MacBook Pro 13", iPhone 4 16GB x2, iPad 16GB wifi, Time Capsule 1TB
  • kramey74 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Loosers indeed.
    Nice catch honeyb, I'll return the +1 unless it's needed for disaster relief.

    iPhone 3gs, iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 10:09 AM (in response to esreverse)
    While we are discussing resolution and photo stuff, I have been taking photos in the highest resolution the camera supports. Then, I crop for best viewability. Based on responses above, I am now wondering if this is the best approach.
    Dell-WinXP, iPad 3G, iPhone 4
  • kramey74 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 10:22 AM (in response to esreverse)
    How does not being American affect this discussion?
    Are you saying that in the UK or where ever this photo disaster struck they spell the word "loser" with two o's?

    You should call Apple Support and alert them to the impending doom of this disaster, rather than back and forth with me. My opinion won't change. I'll still know how to spell "loser" and my hard drive will still be nice and tidy.
    Perhaps you only look at your (disaster) photos on your computer screen, but surprise, some people still print photos. Why don't you print out that 500k photo and let's compare it to my full size one. But wait, that would cause another disaster.

    My logic is this: once you take a decent photo and resize it to a crappy photo and delete your original (to avert disaster, mind you) YOU CAN'T MAGICALLY RESIZE IT BACK. If photos are
    sooo important to you, and they seem to be judging from your language, then perhaps you should invest a
    bill or two on a decent external hard drive. Like the rest of us "loosers" have.
    iPhone 3gs, iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • kramey74 Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 10:30 AM (in response to red555)
    red555:
    You do what's best for you, and what works for you. Don't let the disaster talk fool ya.
    He spent a year badgering people to change photo size, he obviously has strong opinions if his time could be wasted to do such a thing.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    iPhone 3gs, iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • pberk Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 10:33 AM (in response to red555)
    red555 wrote:
    While we are discussing resolution and photo stuff, I have been taking photos in the highest resolution the camera supports. Then, I crop for best viewability. Based on responses above, I am now wondering if this is the best approach.



    red55,

    You're doing the right thing... you should always shoot in the highest resolution you can handle based on your storage and then you have a myriad of hi and low res options. If you start off with low res, you are limiting what you can do in post production and still have high quality photos..
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Dave Hutch Level 4 Level 4 (1,455 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 11:38 AM (in response to esreverse)
    iPhoto is a very basic application. If you use a proper digital photo editing application like Photoshop (Elements or the full version) the metadata does not get messed up.
    Right tools for the job
    I can only help one person each day...and today is not your day, ...tomorrow doesn't look good either!
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 11:54 AM (in response to esreverse)
    esreverse wrote:
    I'd love to have an option in iOS or inside iPhoto, but I probably have to wait for some smart developers to write an app for that (This changes everything.) Again!


    If it's done with an app on the iPhone, it will need to be re-imported to your computer from the camera roll album. The 3rd party app will save the edited photo there, in most cases, and the original photo on the iPhone will be unchanged.
    Dell-WinXP, iPad 3G, iPhone 4

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