iPhone Camera question

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by LordQ, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    According to this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1751522 photos taken on iOS 8 are now a little heavier in size, does that mean the camera now saves the photo on full resolution just like Camera+ does? Can anyone explain what's the difference of "full resolution"? Thanks in advance!
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    The resolution doesn't change, it's how the software decides to compress the image.

    The original photo from an iPhone camera is probably something like 8 MB. But you never see that. The iPhone changes it to about 2.5 MB before it saves it, all while keeping the resolution the same.

    There are dozen of choices it has to make to do that amount of compression. If that other thread is correct it looks like Apple slightly modified some of those choices to be a little less heavy-handed.

    Hard to say exactly what they changed, though, other than the guesses people are putting forth in the thread.
  3. LordQ thread starter Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    I think you're right. Thanks for the reply!
  4. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    It's also worth noting that with iCloud Photo Library photos will automatically be deleted from your phone if they have already been uploaded to iCloud when you need room. The photos will still be there, but it'll be in the cloud instead of on your device.

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