2650 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 5:51 AM by johninsj
You're not the first person to run in to this problem. There are several posts about this exact problem that you could have found by searching before posting.
From the threads I have read there is not a way to reduce the file size of the pictures that are transferred. I don't know if reducing the resolution of the picture on your computer (which will result in a smaller file size) and then transferring would help or not.
You didn't mention how long you have had the phone but at least in the USA you can return or exchange the phone within the first 30 days after purchase. This would give you the option of getting a 32 GB iPhone 4 or going back to the phone you previously had.
I hope this post helps resolve your problem.
Photos are scaled to the maximum resolution of the device, which as you know is 4 times larger on the iPhone4. Your photos will take up to 4 times as much space, give or take, which is exactly what you're seeing (it's less because jpeg compression is non-linear)
You can either manually scale a copy of all the photos in your iPhoto library to 320x480 and sync that to your iPhone, or reduce the number of photos you sync.
If its less than a month since you bought the iP4, you can return it, and get the 32gig version, if you prefer.