These are probably dumb questions...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jrko, May 19, 2011.

  1. jrko macrumors regular

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    I'm looking at getting an iPad2 16Gb. My 8Gb iPhone is half empty and I manage my data pretty well.

    I will be using the iPad as a digital portfolio. If i resize my images to 1024x768 jpegs they average around 500kb. Assuming several hundred photos it leaves loads of room within the 16Gb limit.

    So the questions are.........is there a storage benefit to downsizing the images? Do full size pix get downsized automatically (file size) to the correct resolution or do they just waste a whole heap of space?
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    If you are syncing images from a PC, the images will stay just like they are on the source drive. If you want them changed, you'll need to do that before syncing.

    I'm not a photographer, but I don't think resizing them would be worth it.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    No, I don't believe itunes downsizes photos on your behalf.

    You wouldn't want to anyway. If it's your portfolio it'd be nice to quickly zoom into show the details of shot to a potential client. Consider the 32GB if you're concerned for space, but I'm not sure it'd be needed.

    I would think you'd tailor your portfolio presentation to the particular potential client you're meeting with. i.e. you'd preselect at most a few dozen of the best images that show your style/range and match their interest; you wouldn't want to overwhelm them with hundreds of images.
     
  4. jrko thread starter macrumors regular

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    now we're getting somewhere.

    Whats the max zoom in on the iPad 2? Is it a set number or is it dependant on the image size (pixels X by X)?
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    iTunes will re-encode images to a lower resolution with some crappy encoding scheme which actually increases the file size. Here's some info from Apple.

    I've noticed compression artefacts when syncing images to non-retina devices* which simply weren't apparent on the original, it's seriously annoying.

    *I can't speak for retina devices, maybe the situation has improved since then
     
  6. jrko thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there any way of getting pix to the ipad (not using iPhoto) that wont ruin them?
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I guess it depends on what you mean by "ruin".

    I'm no expert and can't speak to the image degradation concerns voiced, but a lot of professions do seem successfully to use ipads for a digital portfolio.

    I'd suggest giving it a try if you can get an ipad from somewhere you can return it to if dissatisfied
     
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