ID #1043

How can I change the size of the photos my Smartphone takes?

 

How big is 300 pixels, and how big are these big photos?

 

Let's say I take a picture of my pet miniature rhinoceros next to my favorite beer. When LeashTime scales it down to fit in a 300 pixel square box, it looks like this:


Scaled down to 300 pixels wide.


If I take a 3.2 megapixel (2,048 x 1,536) photo, here is how much of the unscaled photo fits in a 300 pixel box.

Part of a 3.2 megapixel image.


If I take a 2.0 megapixel photo (1,600 x 1,200), here is how much of the unscaled photo fits in a 300 pixel box.

Part of a 2.0 megapixel image.


If I take a 1.3 megapixel photo (1,280 x 960), here is how much of the unscaled photo fits in a 300 pixel box. (My hand shook a little on this one).

Part of a 1.3 megapixel image.

 

If I take a 0.3 megapixel photo (640 x 480), here is how much of the unscaled photo fits in a 300 pixel box.

Part of a 0.3 megapixel image

Several important considerations make it desirable to minimize the size of photos you upload to LeashTime:

  • smaller photos take up less storage on your phone
  • smaller photos upload faster and use less of your data quota
  • LeashTime has limits on how much data it will accept in a single request (see Why Can't I Upload Pet Photos to LeashTime?)
  • LeashTime scales photos down to fit in a 300 pixel X 300 pixel box, so all that detail is usually wasted.

You really are better off uploading smaller images most of the time.

 

If you use an iPhone, photos are always taken at the camera's maximum resolution, so you must change the size of the image using an app on the phone before you upload the file to LeashTime.  One way to do this is to edit the photo on the phone and crop the image.  Or if you want to keep the whole image with reduced dimensions, there are apps available that will do this.  Just search on "iphone app photo resize" to find them.

 

On Android phones, you can change the size of the photos your camera takes, making subsequent editing unnecessary.

 

From the Camera page:

 

  1. Tap Settings (gear) icon to enter the camera settings.
  2. Tap Resolution.
  3. Now you will see a number of options available on pop up menu. They are:
    - 8MP (3264x2448)
    - 6MP (3264x1836)
    - 3.2MP (2048x1536)
    - 2.4MP (2048x1152)
    - 0.9MP (1280x720)
    - 0.3MP (640x480)
  4. Tap the required resolution you wish to use.
  5. Now you're ready to take a picture.

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