5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2011 3:52 PM by Allan Sampson
Flyingdp Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Is it possible to set/change the format iPhones store pctures in?

It seems that the phone stores pics taken with the phone's camera as PNGs. That is not the most convenient format for sharing - JPGs being much more universally openable and shareable.

 

I don't see any Settings items to change the format. Am I missing something?


Core Duo MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6), MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPhone4
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)

    No.

     

    Photos captured by the iPhone are not being stored as PNGs. Photos captured by the iPhone are stored as JPEGs.

  • Flyingdp Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi Allen,

    When then there must be something with my iPhone 4 because when I take a pic and then email it, the file goes out as a .png file - not jpg. Is this an Apple email thing?

     

    Rob

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)

    Not an Apple email thing.

     

    Are you sending the messages with an IMAP or Exchange account that you are also accessing with an email client on your computer? If so, have you checked what type of file the attached photos are with the copy of the sent messages in the account's Sent mailbox on your computer?

  • Flyingdp Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Well kind of: I am taking a pic with the iPhone's camera and then emailing straight from the Photos app in the phone via my imap Gmail account.

     

    I am not accessing or modifying. Just take pic, go to Photos, email pic.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)

    Have you checked what type of file the attached photos are with the copy of the sent messages in the account's Sent mailbox on your computer?

     

    If the attached photo files are JPEG when checking the sent messages in the account's Sent mailbox with the email client used on your computer for accessing the account, the iPhone's Mail app isn't changing anything.