new iPad - synced vs downloaded hi-res images

Discussion in 'iPad' started by notofuspeed, May 1, 2012.

  1. notofuspeed macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    According to a friend.
    Regarding the use of the new iPad as a photography tool.
    High resolution images downloaded from a web source are poorer quality than ones synced or loaded on by a camera kit.
    Is this true and why?

    And also theoretically the images should be crisper than a monitor due the greater resolution density, but it seems clearer on a the macbook pro. Are my eyes deceiving me?

  2. PrayForDeath macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    Yes, safari auto-downsizes high-res web images. It is a dumb thing, and it should be fixed by apple.

    Until then, your best bet wold be to sync/dropbox/mail yourself the images.
  3. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    according to dropbox users, there is a known issue with dropbox downsizing images too.

    one of the surefire ways to keep the photos at their native resolution is to directly transfer them to the tablet via the itunes 'apps' tab or use the apps native transfer options, eg. many apps have a wifi or http mode which allows you to import photos using your web browser.

  4. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    If you do save these images to the Camera roll (long-tap the image in Safari and select "Save Image"), they'll be full-sized and can be checked out in Photos or any app having access to the camera roll (for example, my personal fav, Photo Manager Pro). Not the easiest workaround (app switching is needed), but works.


    You can always use a third-party app with image info (even EXIF) display. The above-mentioned Photo Manager Pro (along with tons of other, similar apps) does display the size (width / height) of the image.

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