How do you shrink photo file size on iPad when emailing?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zub3qin, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    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?
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    If so, this is a big oversight on Apple's part.... hope they fix this in the next OS update.
  4. macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    I agree!
  5. macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    Photogene App will let younresize pictures and also crop them and then youncan email them.
  6. macrumors 601


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I saw these online. It seems to dynamically give you different options based on the existing file size.



    Expect to see this added to iPad by the fall in 4.0, if not sooner in a 3.x update.
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    Great find. Thanks!
  8. macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    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. :)
  9. Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    difficult to do if you are a few miles away from your computer!
  10. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    My Mac doesn't take pics. Mailing photos from iPhoto let's me select the photo size. iPad should also. Oversight.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yes, this is an oversight on Apple's behalf. But this is easily implemented in a Software Update.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2012
    Reduce photo file size for email on the iPad

    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!
  13. macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    You just answered a question from two years ago! :)
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    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! :)
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2011
    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...
  16. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2005
    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.

    Attached Files:

  17. macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2012
    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
  18. macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Probably because that option wasn't there in 2010 when the question was asked.

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