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Old December 21st, 2009, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I go to attach a picture file on my droid eris for a message, it automatically resizes it, only problem is, that the pictures were never too big to begin with, usually aroun100-300kb and then when it does resize it, it goes down to 12kb on average, a tiny picture with a big black frame on the screen. what gives?
using stock message program. no other complaints about the message program, so not looking to switch.

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basically, why does it resize down to 12kb or whatever when i have 1200kb available? how do I change this? is there a way to turn off automatic resizing?
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Old December 21st, 2009, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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bump.
somebody has to have experienced the same thing, or know what's going on.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 02:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I found this on another site about the recent OTA update.



One thing that I don’t care for: photo compression. Before the update, there would be times where a random pic would be too big to send as a pic message (ie where the pic would be over 1200 kb). After the update, no picture is ever too big. But the phone is compressing EVERY picture now, while before it didn’t. Why couldn’t they just have done the compression when necessary (if the pic is too big)? Now it seems as if the camera software (or is it the messaging software?) is thinking that every picture is over 1200 kb and automatically compressing it.
Ugh, frustrating.




looking back at old messages, I would agree that this compression issue is only happening since the update, my old sent pics were full sized.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 07:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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is there any way to revert to the OS before the update?
don't think there is, but worth a shot.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 11:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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whats done is done. just wait for the next update. to me this MMS and Youtube stuff is the most obvious of mess ups and needs to be corrected soon. im waiting for some feedback from the companies, they are not gonna let this lil beast of a phone fall off the planet. im not blaming them for the bugs, i knew they'd be there, just some information that all will be well .. it'll save the verizon stores from dealing with these returns too.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 09:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Does anyone know why when I send a text message or an email it automatically adds the phone number to my contact list? Is there a way for turning this off?
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oo that sucks, i think i get the option to add it i believe.
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oo that sucks, i think i get the option to add it i believe.
Ya, Caddyman, it does stink. I hope there is a option for that in the settings somewhere. I can't find it though. Seems to me I saw something about that before in a thread or something. I tried searching for that.
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you're using the native app i think right? i use handcent, may be the difference, or i could be just wrong, but i thought i saw it ask me once.
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you're using the native app i think right? i use handcent, may be the difference, or i could be just wrong, but i thought i saw it ask me once.
I was using Handcent, however I uninstalled it and am trying out the native app. I seem to like the native better with exception of this issue and sending mms messages to other carriers.
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@Nikwashere - Yea they resize them way too small. The way I've found around this is to send messages via gmail. If the receiver is on Verizon then it's just (phone number)@vzwpix.com

I don't know what it would be for other carriers.
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so is this a bug from the update? or something that was done on purpose. i dont want ALL my images compressed and resized so small, i want some that dont need to be compressed to be the full image... anyone?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 01:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This new picture resizing activity is most likely another attempt by Verizon to reduce data usage. I think they're probably doing everything they can in that vein to free up resources for more... homogeneous data coverage.

I think they'll reverse a lot of these changes as they get their network capacity caught up to demand.

Once 4G is implemented... well, I doubt they'll worry about data overuse after that.

Not that I know anything.

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This new picture resizing activity is most likely another attempt by Verizon to reduce data usage. I think they're probably doing everything they can in that vein to free up resources for more... homogeneous data coverage

this was my train of thought too...
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