Plz help why are high res images I email to myself look low res and pixelated on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nappy123, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    Hey guys,

    Anyway to fix this? My architectural renderings look like ass on iPad ans I want to show them to people. I email myself a high res image from my computer..when I download pic to iPad and zoom in, it looks like crap way worse than on my crappy monitors at work...any workaround ? Ty
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    Perhaps the ridiculous high res screen? If you can transfer them over through iTunes or pluggin in to your Mac/pc, you should see if the look better that way.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    Not the screen

    Het bat dont think it's the screen the images are blurry
  4. macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
  5. macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Depending on how you email them.
    When using a Mac and emailing pictures it gives you a choice on the bottom as to what size to send them in.
    I don't know how windows handles it.
    Also when you save the pics to the photo app are they still as bad looking?
    As an alternative you could upload them to dropbox and get them through the iPad that way in full rez.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    Hey an

    Resolution of images 3000 x 4000 pixels
    72 dpi


    I tried Dropbox as well and they were emailed from a windows computer at original resolution . I assume it's the dpi? Should I scale it up in PS?

    Thanks !
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    Hey duke

    Hey Duke,

    Do you think it has to do with DPI?
    It just seems unacceptable that I can't really show my work on a iPad which supposedly has an higher resolution screen but in the end when I zoom in everything looks blurry.

    If it does have to do with DP can I just increased the size of my image file in Photoshop to a higher dpi?
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    That's a pretty low DPI. You probably want something closer to 300 or 600 DPI, especially if you are going to be zooming in.

  10. macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
    A 3000x4000 image at 300 dpi is going to be 10 inches x 13 inches, so it's plenty high res so it won't look like crap on an ipad screen.

    DPI value only tells the system how many pixels per inch it should try to shove in and only comes into play when you print something, generally. when you're viewing on the screen DPI means almost nothing and it's all about how high the resolution is.

    by the way, Increasing the DPI value in photoshop won't have any effect on the image when viewing it on the screen unless the image was created at that DPI to begin with. Otherwise it's just pre-zooming it basically.
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    Ok the problem... Is APPLE

    Okay guys,

    I tried syncing the photos from my Windows PC directly to the iPad through iTunes and the resolution of the photos were much higher and not blurry. So the problem is when I email photos and download them from my email or when I access the photos from dropbox, this is a problem with Apple. I really don't understand why something so basic doesn't even work properly I mean you go on a computer that's 10 years old and photos will show up in original resolution why the hell does Apple have to downsample everything?

    However most importantly has anyone also experienced and noticed this and is there a solution? Thank you

    I really appreciate the retina display however What's the planes if it CHOOSES to display pictures on par with 8-bit graphics on my game boy?
  12. macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Sounds like they are getting down sampled somewhere. Try using something like Good Reader to interface with Dropbox and download them that way. Added bonus you get a decent file management software to organize your drawings.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    116th & Broadway
    Is your email compressing the images? Facebook compresses images and Gmail has an attachment size limit.
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012

    Hey guys ,

    It is definitely not gmail downsampling the images as they look fine when I zoom in super close on any other computer. It is APPLE. Any workaround for this? It is quite ridiculous
  15. macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2012
    Dropbox downsizes photos

    Dropbox downsizes photos when you upload them. You'll have to go into settings (looks like a cog wheel) in the dropbox iPad app and specify that photos get uploaded in their original size.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    How the hell would Apple be downsizing your images? They aren't sitting around monitoring your downloads and don't care about the size or resolution of your images. It very well could be your ISP. They are the only common denominator in all of this

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