Before you start bashing me for posting this for the 117th time, please note that although having thoroughly googled there doesn't appear to be any fix or useable workaround for this. When images are synced to the iPhone it is optimized to a 700kB proprietary format in 16 bit colours and 640x480. If you're syncing your 12 MPixel holiday photos, this is (probably) just fine, but say you want to sync your favorite artwork or strips of your favorite online webcomics this goes completely haywire: Most reasonably sized images are around 100-200KB Jpeg's sized around 1000 pixels or so. When syncing these you get larger files and significantly worse image quality. In the case of comics it becomes completely impossible to read text. In addition to this the infamous 'Ipod image cache' folder bloats up your machine with useless unreadable thumbnail files, which in the case of the above are way bigger than the original files. I personally have about 200MB of artwork, but on the iPhone it takes up 950MB! Has anyone found any solution to disable this completely useless "optimizing" that iTunes does during sync?