Picture mail size?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jrog28, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. jrog28

    jrog28 Well-Known Member
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    anyone know how to change the compression of the picture mail? It takes an 8 megapixel picture and reduces it down to 17 kb.
     

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  2. ScorpDX

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    I do some stuff and get paid for it...that's all t
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    You can email it as an attachment and it won't be compressed any.
     
  3. jrog28

    jrog28 Well-Known Member
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    Yea, i knew that. But to send it to other phones that dont have e-mail i need a solution.
     
  4. SSmokybear

    SSmokybear Well-Known Member
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    ahh. Good question. Be watching for an answer.
     
  5. TruFatty

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    well, the compression changes on the type of phone and network. I believe the limit is 600K in size however some devices have a hardware limit of 300K.

    unfortunately i can't see any logical reason to change the compression method since the file is going to be small anyway.
     
  6. jrog28

    jrog28 Well-Known Member
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    Yea, ive seen in the settings you can change the limit of your mms which ive set to max at 2mb. But that doesnt stop it from compressing the pictures waaaay to much.
     
  7. somekid13

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    Take the picture from the message screen. I have noticed it will only shrink it to 80k or so. That is on the incredible though.

    This message is being sent from my Incredible not using Tapatalk!

    Somekid!
     
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  8. jrog28

    jrog28 Well-Known Member
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    Your right that does help some. But only if i take the pic right then.
     
  9. jrog28

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    Anyone else got an idea?
     
  10. Insolence

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    I tried to attach a 96k image I found on the net to a text and it compressed it to this shitty tiny blurry 16k blob. The forced compression on this phone is not amusing. It seems like a form of malware introduced by sprint to reduce data usage.
     
  11. jrog28

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    I agree, but there has to be a work around.

    Sent from my EVO!
     
  12. scmobileman

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    Has anyone discovered a fix for the ridiculous compression used for picture mail? I know there are options such as sending your pics via email but I could really use a quick fix for personal reasons but more importantly for business.

    I get the need to make the pics smaller for the network but a 1 meg pic shouldn't be 12k!

    BTW, I'm still on 2.1 and assume that the problem still exist with 2.2?

    Thanks!
     
  13. pwnst*r

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    No fix that I know of; and yes, the "problem" exists in 2.2.
     
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  14. scmobileman

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    Thanks for the reply. Honestly it's my only real complaint about Android/Evo. We use pics so much throughout the day that I would actually pay someone to fix the issue if that was possible. I've seen a lot of threads on the net about this topic so it seems to be something many people would like to see addressed.
     
  15. malibu23

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    Use handcent. It has compression options
     
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  16. scmobileman

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    malibu, I had tried that in the past and as you say it works but I hate having to add another app just for that feature. Although handcent does has some great additional features. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  17. Traceamount

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    If the pictures you are sending - are being taken with your phone, you can hit the settings, and turn down the quality a few times maybe a notch at a time and see at what res it will be small enough. When I try to send pics via sms and it says, resize blah blah, it still lets me just hit send. Hope this helps.

    *Meant before you take the pictures, obviously lol
     
  18. Super Noob

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    Not sure what the minimum size is, but when I tried to send uncompressed pics via Handcent, I got an error stating the recipient didn't get the pic because of size limitations.
     
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