Can you take pics at lower resolution than default on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saintforlife, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    I find that the pictures that I take on my iPhone 4 are very big in size and consume a lot of storage space. Most of the time I don't need every picture to be 5MP. Is there any way to take a lower resolution picture instead of the full default resolution?

    I can only imagine the size of pictures on the 4S with its 8MP shooter. It is one reason I hate these mega pixel wars on cell phone cameras.
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Not that I'm aware of. Shooting videos takes up even more space!
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    There are third party apps that will do it, such as SuperCamera.
     
  4. spaghetti head macrumors member

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    Some of the third party apps take ridiculously small photos.
     
  5. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Just use the front facing camera. If that isn't low enough resolution for you, you could probably pick up a 0.3mp camera off e-Bay for around $5 shipping included. :p
     
  6. aleni macrumors 68020

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    Camera+ app has an option for lower quality when taking a picture.

    Or "simple resize" app to downsize your pics to any size u want, with "keep the ratio" option too. So it will turn out nice and not stretched.
     
  7. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    I avoid using my iPhone for most of my photography and instead use my far more powerful Canon PowerShot which has far more options, and can resize and take lower res photos.
     
  8. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

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    ^^ Thanks for letting us know how nice your camera is. It's a helpful answer.
     

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