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Question about attaching camera pics to text msgs (Size limit reached)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stinky, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. stinky

    stinky Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for this site, I have been browsing and reading for a few weeks now, and just recently bought the HTC Hero and am loving it!!!

    The only problem I am having is when I try to send a picture through picture message I get an error saying message size limit reached, you cannot attach this to your message. So in order to send a picture this way do I have to either:

    a. change my camera settings to lower resolution?

    b. is there a program or setting to automatically send a smaller image and keep my high res photo?

    Obviously I would prefer option B as this camera rocks and takes some good pics.

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  2. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    welcome aboard, glad to have ya. im gonna move this over to the hero section , where you are more likely to get some help
  3. Handcent will send using the full resolution images. I believe there is a 1 meg cap on files sent through the stock application.
  4. stinky

    stinky Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I will try using that for now. I was trying to avoid changing the stock programs on the phone since I like how stable it is currently. (Google Talk, MEssaging, FB, etc)

    Isnt it weird that they include a 5MP camera but dont allow you to send them to someone else?
  5. uzfresh

    uzfresh Newbie

    Agreed 100% I have to either crop my photos to send or take them at a lower resolution. How ridicilous.
  6. Ashenor

    Ashenor Well-Known Member

    I read a few older threads but i wanted to see what other users did.

    It's pretty annoying pretty much any pic i take is going to exceed the 1 meg size limit it seems. Any apps that makes it easier to just snap a pic with our camera and them text it? Something that maybe downsizes it so no extra steps are taken other then selecting which pic you want to send?

  7. Thorin10

    Thorin10 Newbie

    Handcent automatically resizes the pic before sending.
  8. Ashenor

    Ashenor Well-Known Member

    So with it i can just select any pic and it will autosize it? If so that sounds good, and downside to using it as the default app for texts?
  9. BoomCackle

    BoomCackle Newbie

    no downside, only upside
  10. This drives me freaking crazy...I have just been croping the pic a tad bit and it sends but that's such a pain in the ass looks like I will be going to the handecnt app I didn't know it did resize the image that's great.
  11. Thorin10

    Thorin10 Newbie

    No downside for me. I tried Chomp for a while but went back to Handcent.
  12. Ashenor

    Ashenor Well-Known Member

    Cool, that is probably the only annoying thing i have really ran across with the phone so far. Include a decent camera, and they you can't text them to anyone hah.

    Only other issue i need to work out is my camera, for some reason it seems very grainy, i even payed for Zoom FX and still have issues. I will probably make a post with some sample pics soon if i don't figure it out. I assume i should not be getting as much feedback/graininess in my pics.
  13. djkleric

    djkleric Well-Known Member

    Yeah been using Handcent since the known bug. Never went back to stock due to this issue.
  14. ldmayo2003

    ldmayo2003 Lurker

    What I did was just change my cam from 5mp to 3mp and then you can send them directly without needing a third party app. And from what I can tell, the pic quality still looks about the same.
  15. ldmayo2003

    ldmayo2003 Lurker

    yea, I've had to switch my cam down to 3mp and then it sends fine....pic quality is pretty comparable though...
  16. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    The limitation is does not have to do with the phone itself its the network (Sprint) in this case that won't allow that large of an image. If you do not like Handcent which auto resizes (I use and recommend Handcent). I read recently that ChompSMS will also auto resize now.
  17. t1jordan

    t1jordan Android Enthusiast

    I will give this a try.
  18. BSki

    BSki Well-Known Member

    Take smaller pics and they will be smaller in size. It is still going to be a 5mp picture, but the resolution will be smaller. Quality should be the same due to optics.

    If they are grainy, then you are using an incorrect ISO.
  19. stinky

    stinky Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have since installed Handcent. I dont really use it except for when I need to send pics. I dont really care for it other than that.
  20. Michaelvg1

    Michaelvg1 Member

    Sometimes when I take a picture from the phone and try and send a text with the attachment, it says too large...
    Any ideas?
  21. Ashenor

    Ashenor Well-Known Member

    Read this tread
  22. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

  23. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast

    can i take a high quality picture and crop it to send mms? ive had to reduce camera quality to ensure EVERY pic can be sent. all spec maxed out, i could only send about 75%
  24. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    I merged his and a different thread because there were 3 of the same question in a two day span. Just so you are aware :)

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