App for reducing camera resolution?

mjz147

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Hi
I have been doing some light research on the topic and was looking for an app that would allow me to change the iPhone camera's resolution BEFORE taking the photo.

I have a bunch of old printed photos that I want to convert to digital, it is not professional or anything and I have found the most efficient way of doing this is to simply take a picture (with iPhone) of the physical pic, using the iPhone's auto focus they usually come out great.

Howver, I will be snapping over 200 photos and copying them from my iphone to my computer would take a LONG time not to mention converting the pics to a lower resolution would also take a long time and most likely not work. I have a lightweight program on windows that allows me to resize photos, but 200+ photos at 2 MB each will most likely not work.

I used to be Jailbroken and had a program that would do exactly this. However not an option now I am on iphone 6.

I read something about camera+ which was $1.99 definitely worth the price if I can adjust resolution before taking photos.

I do NOT want to take photos and then screenshot each of them either.
I figured it would be easier to just use an old android phone I have to do this.
If anyone knows of a way to take lower res photos on iphone 6 please let me know.
Thanks.
 

mjz147

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downloading now, considering the other features it has might as well give it a go.
Thanks!
 

BrettDS

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For what it's worth, if you plan to preserve these digital copies for a while and/or replace the old printed photos, then you really probably want all the resolution that you can get. It doesn't really make sense to reduce the resolution to save time for something that you would want to keep indefinitely.

If this is just a temporary thing or for sharing on facebook or something, then reducing the resolution probably isn't all bad.
 

Menel

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The new camera app as Starbucks free app of day/week can lower resolution when taking.

But... its subpar compared to camera+
 

moonman239

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For what it's worth, if you plan to preserve these digital copies for a while and/or replace the old printed photos, then you really probably want all the resolution that you can get. It doesn't really make sense to reduce the resolution to save time for something that you would want to keep indefinitely.

If this is just a temporary thing or for sharing on facebook or something, then reducing the resolution probably isn't all bad.
This. OP, there's always the option of synchronizing your photos with your computer or using your iCloud photo stream, which you can access on any Mac or Windows computer.

You should be able to use your iPhone and computer for doing other things.
 

Enjoylife1788

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Hello,

Camera+ lets you reduce the resolution while taking it. However, I would want to reduce the size after taking it so that i could keep the big sized original copy and can then send or use the compressed size for other purpose.

Any idea which app does it the best. I have seen few resolution changer in app store but all are not up to the mark. I am looking at some robust app.
 

Rigby

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Howver, I will be snapping over 200 photos and copying them from my iphone to my computer would take a LONG time not
Shouldn't take more than a few minutes over USB. 200 photos isn't that much really.
I have a lightweight program on windows that allows me to resize photos, but 200+ photos at 2 MB each will most likely not work.
The free Irfanview has a batch mode that can easily handle this.

No offense, but the whole idea of reducing the resolution while taking the photo seems backwards to me. For 200 photos, I would also consider using a scanning service as offered by many office supply and service stores. They can batch-scan the photos in a few minutes.
 

mjz147

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I ended up using Camera+

Photos came out in excellent quality.

The photos I was "scanning" (via iphone camera) were from analog cameras back in the 80's and 90's

Camera+ has an "optimal feature that kept the resolution at around 1200 tops and the photos were like .2 MB each. They looked great IMO

I was able to take 715 photos, copy to my computer, sync to my photos in about an hour and a half.

Thanks for the help!
 

Razeus

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Be aware Camera+ doesn't save EXIF data correctly. The camera will be listed as "iPhone", instead of iPhone 6" or iPhone 6 Plus".
 

urkel

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I ended up using Camera+

Photos came out in excellent quality.

The photos I was "scanning" (via iphone camera) were from analog cameras back in the 80's and 90's

Camera+ has an "optimal feature that kept the resolution at around 1200 tops and the photos were like .2 MB each. They looked great IMO.
I'm glad you got the job done, but (IMO) memories are hardly the place to cheap out on storage. You did all that work to get .2MB photos that will only look passable on a tiny screen? I guess its better than nothing but still... .2MB.... :eek: