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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jehantqs, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Jehantqs

    Jehantqs Newbie
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    Hello, I am slowly getting used to my new Android MotoE. My question is about photos. Is there a setting that I can use that will pre set all the photos I take to a smaller version than they are now and also add the date the photo was taken? The camera takes good photos, but I am always having to compress them or wait for ever when attaching to an email. Thank you.

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  2. Hadron

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    Have you looked in the camera app's settings? Most have options for image sizes or quality (because lower quality = higher compression = smaller file). If yours doesn't, maybe download one that does and use that instead.

    The date is probably in the image in the exif data. Or do you actually want it visible on the photo (I remember some film cameras could add that, though from many people's perspective that would spoil the image and so I never used one of those).
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  3. Jehantqs

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    Thank you , I tried everything . I guess I am just going to have to keep compressing via microsoft paint I use before sending off . Thank you. Androids are very hard to use :(
  4. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast

    Oh you can always try other things, like Snapeed, it is an excellent tool to compress files down to around 45.8 MB.
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  5. Hadron

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    What "everything" did you try? What exactly are you trying to achieve? Because making photos smaller (and lower quality) shouldn't be hard, unless you are trying to make them very small indeed.
  6. Jehantqs

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    I went into settings and changed the resolution etc nothing helped & not the photos won't even open when I upload them to my laptop. That old error message of Windows Photo VIewer not able to open because not enough room. There is plenty of room. I give up, photos uploaded from MotoE and were visiable on laptop early yesterday, but not opening anymore. Need to just shut it off for a while and try again. Thank you.
  7. Hadron

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    OK, I'm afraid I can't help with "that old error message" from Windows Photo Viewer as I've never used that app in my life. But this sort of illustrates my point that you need to explain, step-by-step, what you are doing and what doesn't work. Because what you seem to say here suggests that images you downloaded to a PC yesterday can no longer be opened by the PC, and if that is what you mean then that also means that the problem is on the PC rather than the phone. And if that isn't what you mean, then you need to say clearly what is happening.

    It's a common problem with these forums: you know what you mean, and you know the context to everything you say, but we only know the words you type. So a lot of stuff that you assume or take for granted we have no way of knowing. Like in your first post you didn't mention Windows at all, so I assumed you were wanting to attach photos to emails on your phone. The first mention of Windows was in the second post, and even there it wasn't obvious that you weren't copying to the computer just as a way of compressing. But after your third post I'm wondering whether you were always wanting to send the emails from a PC and were copying the photos to there in order to attach them (in which case it might be relevant to know which email software or service you might be using). And whichever (if any) of those is correct, unless you say we can't know, and hence may be looking in the wrong place for the answer. And that's just one example, there may be many other things that are relevant but which we don't know.

    One question I should have asked at the start: how large are your images? Because I'd expect an image from a 13MP phone camera (Moto E 2020) to be a few MB in size, which should not cause problems for any email service these days (e.g. my Pixel 2, 12MP camera which I keep on its maximum resolution settings, photos are typically 3-4.5 MB, with the largest being about 6.5 MB). So if you add a lot of those to an email I can see some servers rejecting it, but one or two shouldn't be an issue.
  8. Jehantqs

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    Thank you.
  9. Jehantqs

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    OK going to try one more time :( :(

    I use a windows 7 Dell Laptop & previously plugged my iphone into it and it would upload all photos to my pictures folder .

    I still use a windows 7 Dell Laptop which has plenty of memory left
    Yesterday I took photos with my MOTO E , plugged the cell into my laptop made sure the file transfer was checked and it uploaded my photos. It says they are 4.46 MB in size when I right click the photo.

    However, the photos will not open in my pictures on my laptop. I can see them there but not open the icon because when I click on the icon I get an error message that says: Windows Photo View Can't display this picture because there might not be enough memory available on your computer.

    I have 198GB of unused space on my laptop.

    Sorry to be confusing. I had uploaded some photos from my MotoE to my Dell laptop pictures library earlier in that day and it all worked fine. This problem happened the 2nd time that I tried to open photos that had uploaded to my laptop.

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