Check File Size

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by joeblow7777, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but is there a way to check the size of a picture or video recorded on my phone, on the phone itself? In other words, is there a way to bring up "properties" or "info" for something in my camera roll?
     
  2. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately not but there are third party apps like this which can. See also explanation here.
     
  3. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thank you.
     
  4. now i see it macrumors 65816

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    Just about any photo editing app can do that for you. Snapseed for example.
     
  7. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the responses guys. It seems sort of silly that a 3rd party app is required though. I guess that's just Apple's philosophy of the user not needing to know such things.
     
  8. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Yes. If regularly checking exif and such is your thing, you really need a legacy computer and legacy software (Photoshop, Lr, etc).
     
  9. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not even looking for all kinds of detailed data. I just thought it would be nice to be able to see the file size of pictures or videos I take so I'd know if they're too big to send as email attachments or instant messages! Only iOS doesn't let you see the sizes of your own files!
     
  10. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Actually it does, as has been pointed out to you in this thread, using apps (the iOS model is apps, not "files"). What you're now complaining about is that you feel this should be baked into the operating system. Luckily, Apple doesn't design iOS for the needs of a minority of professional photographers and photography "enthusiasts". If they did it would be a total mess, like Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop, etc.

    And iOS does give you control over the size of photos in email attachments, and when texting it scales automatically. Worry less, do more.
     
  11. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, yeah, that's what I said. It's actually not that unreasonable. Every operating system I've ever used in about 25 years of using computers allows you to simply see the size of a file.

    I'm not a professional photographer or enthusiast. I'm just talking about being able to see the size of my files on my device. It's not that big a deal so you don't need to jump to Apple's defense. I just thought that it was a simple enough feature that maybe there was a way to do it that I didn't know about, so I asked. I'm certainly not worried about it. 4 years of using iPhones and I never even thought to look into it before now.

    Let me give you some background. I had recorded a brief video and wanted to send it to someone via the Facebook Messenger app. Then it occurred to me, "wait a minute, there's probably a file size limit for FB messages". So I looked into it and found that there is one. "Okay", I think to myself. "Now I just need to check my camera roll and see if the video is too large... Wait a minute, how do I do that?"

    And thus, here I am. I didn't think I was being unreasonable or complaining, but anyway, my question has been answered. Thanks again to you and others who responded.
     
  12. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you there. It should have been an option to see the actual photo or video details (e.g. filesize, resolution) within iOS itself (e.g. Photos app).
     
  13. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The funny thing is that I've found that you can easily see the file size of songs in settings (if you go to "manage storage" and then "music"), but if you do the same thing for photos & camera it just gives you a size for your entire photo library and photo stream, not the individual photos/videos like you can for songs.
     
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    There's a new "Details" button in the iOS 10 Photos app on every photo next to the location and date information. Right now in iOS 9 it's "Edit".
     
  15. joeblow7777, Jun 20, 2016
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    I don't see any such information under edit.
     
  16. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I think the person you quoted is saying that in iOS 10 the 'edit' button becomes 'details'.
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Yeah, and I thought maybe they had stuck some extra data in there, but apparently it's still just the map and related photos.

    They give you the formula in the settings page for video resolution. 375 MB per minute with 4K on the 6S Plus. That's not great, but it's something.
     
  18. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh, my bad. I misunderstood. :p
     

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