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zub3qin
Apr 9, 2010, 08:10 PM
When you email photos from iPhone or Mac, the photo is automatically downsized to a filesize good for emailing. Not so true in iPad.

I just emailed 3 photos from iPad, and the email was 3.1 MB.

How can I send photos in a smaller size? Am I missing something?



iLiveUdie
Apr 9, 2010, 08:11 PM
I actually do not think you can...

zub3qin
Apr 9, 2010, 08:16 PM
I actually do not think you can...

If so, this is a big oversight on Apple's part.... hope they fix this in the next OS update.

iLiveUdie
Apr 9, 2010, 08:29 PM
If so, this is a big oversight on Apple's part.... hope they fix this in the next OS update.

I agree!

HXGuy
Apr 10, 2010, 01:11 AM
Photogene App will let younresize pictures and also crop them and then youncan email them.

macduke
Apr 10, 2010, 04:54 AM
I saw these online. It seems to dynamically give you different options based on the existing file size.

http://www.winandmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/reduce-image-size-iphoneos4.jpg

http://www.iclarified.com/images/news/8759/30623/30623.png

Expect to see this added to iPad by the fall in 4.0, if not sooner in a 3.x update.

zub3qin
Apr 10, 2010, 06:55 AM
I saw these online. It seems to dynamically give you different options based on the existing file size.

http://www.winandmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/reduce-image-size-iphoneos4.jpg

http://www.iclarified.com/images/news/8759/30623/30623.png

Expect to see this added to iPad by the fall in 4.0, if not sooner in a 3.x update.

Great find. Thanks!

bytethese
Apr 10, 2010, 07:35 AM
If so, this is a big oversight on Apple's part.... hope they fix this in the next OS update.

Oversight how? Did your iPad take the pictures like your iPhone did?

All we do is sync pics from our computers, resize the pics on your computer and problem solved. :)

elmo151
Apr 10, 2010, 07:52 AM
Oversight how? Did your iPad take the pictures like your iPhone did?

All we do is sync pics from our computers, resize the pics on your computer and problem solved. :)

difficult to do if you are a few miles away from your computer!

zub3qin
Apr 10, 2010, 07:54 AM
Oversight how? Did your iPad take the pictures like your iPhone did?

All we do is sync pics from our computers, resize the pics on your computer and problem solved. :)

My Mac doesn't take pics. Mailing photos from iPhoto let's me select the photo size. iPad should also. Oversight.

ImperialX
Apr 10, 2010, 05:51 PM
My Mac doesn't take pics. Mailing photos from iPhoto let's me select the photo size. iPad should also. Oversight.

Yes, this is an oversight on Apple's behalf. But this is easily implemented in a Software Update.

Hughhack
Jan 26, 2012, 07:12 AM
If you want to email a photo at a reduced file size then simply go to the photo. Tap "email photo" and a draft email with the photo comes up. To reduce the file size of the photo simply tap on the shown size in the top right corner of the email. You will then be able to select from a range of compression options. Pretty cool!

Eddy Munn
Jan 26, 2012, 07:23 AM
You just answered a question from two years ago! :)

psac
Jan 26, 2012, 08:04 AM
Two years ago that is still relevant. My wife was trying to send a photo from her iPad2 last week and couldn't figure out how to shrink the file size. I'll have to tell her this! :)

jmkimmey
Feb 11, 2012, 03:15 PM
If you want to email a photo at a reduced file size then simply go to the photo. Tap "email photo" and a draft email with the photo comes up. To reduce the file size of the photo simply tap on the shown size in the top right corner of the email. You will then be able to select from a range of compression options. Pretty cool!

still can't get this to work...there are no options that come up if I click on the photo, and I don't see a resize anywhere...

mattraehl
Feb 11, 2012, 04:13 PM
The interface for this on the iPad is different (and more obscure). If you send a photo via email, there is a field on the right showing how large the attachment is. It doesn't look like a button but if you tap it some resize options show up. Note that there is some threshold for this option, it is not presented if the image is already very small. I attached a 70k image and the option did not appear.

jcaswell
Dec 9, 2012, 08:17 PM
Thank you Hughhack!! A simple answer to a simple question instead of complicating things that others were doing, or really not giving an answer.

One wonders why all the 'experts' didn't give this response

FreakinEurekan
Dec 9, 2012, 11:13 PM
Thank you Hughhack!! A simple answer to a simple question instead of complicating things that others were doing, or really not giving an answer.

One wonders why all the 'experts' didn't give this response

Probably because that option wasn't there in 2010 when the question was asked.