Photo Downres to iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by swwack91, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2007
    New Jersey
    I'm trying to decide what size iPad 2 to get at the end of the week. I have a sizable iPhoto library (25 GB) and would like to sync all of my photos to my iPad. I currently sync all my photos to my iPod and it downresses them quite a bit.

    Do photos get downressed when sync'ed to an iPad? If so, can anyone attest to the ratio of saved space?

  2. rspeaker, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011

    rspeaker macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2006
    Yes they do, and if I'm not mistaken, they get resized same as on the iPhone: about 700KB. My iPhoto library is 4.5GB (~1200 3-4MB photos) and ends up being about 1.5GB on the iPhone.

    Edit (March 14): Looked at masters folder within iPhoto library; it's 5.8GB. Synced to iPhone, still takes about 1.5GB, but on new iPad, it's 3.2GB. Seems they are compressed, but maybe not nearly as much as they are for the iPhone.

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