Tweeting photos from iOS makes them smaller

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by soulsteelgray, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. soulsteelgray macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    This has been driving me crazy ever since iOS 5 launched, but I figured now would be as good a time as any to see if there's a way to troubleshoot this problem since I can count on one hand how many people have had this issue.

    Whenever I try to tweet a photo from Photos to Twitter, it gets scaled down to a much smaller resolution than I intend; if I tweet a screencap of my phone, it goes from 640 x 960 to 320 x 480. Photos range anywhere from 320 x 480 to 1024 x 768. Does the orientation of the photo affect this? I noticed that a portrait photo becomes 320 x 480 and a landscape photo becomes 1024 x 768, but I've seen on Twitter where people tweet photos also from iOS and they're much larger than 1024 x 768.

    tl;dr Why are my photos becoming so effing small going from iOS to Twitter by way of the Photos app?
  2. PantherCreek macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    I don't know this as a fact, but I would assume it was to lower the file size when uploading. Giving you faster speeds and less data consumption.
  3. soulsteelgray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    That's a reasonable guess but why would this happen even on Wi-Fi?
  4. Vizin, Jul 6, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013
  5. soulsteelgray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    Also what I thought until I saw someone had uploaded around a 1500 x 1900 picture and Twitter said it was from Photos on iOS.

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