Text Messages pictures are too small and blury
I have a Palm Pre and my wife is been sending me some low res pictures with her EVO. She is sending pictures taken in 5MB and every time I get a picture from her is looks really low res. We tried to use handcent, but I don't know why here pictures are always bad. Any advices in how to set this up and maybe how to setup the camera to improve this?
- 07-20-2010, 10:11 PM #2
- 07-20-2010, 10:26 PM #3
- 07-20-2010, 10:45 PM #4
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It's MMS. Generally, MMS is going to compress images to a tiny size after you've sent it to meet the maximum of the given server.
Unfortunately, MMS technology is eons behind the capabilities of even your basic cell phone now. I know it's easiest to send pictures and videos through MMS, but if the recipient is on a smartphone or even a messaging phone you should really use an alternate method such as email or an online sharing service.
Sometimes MMS will allow a decent quality picture through, but generally, that's the exception, not the norm. I wouldn't be surprised if phones started coming with MMS disabled by default. Most MMS messages I send don't even get through; I consider it lucky if the recipient receives it even though it's all compressed to hell.
- 07-21-2010, 06:58 AM #5
- 07-21-2010, 09:22 AM #6
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As I said before, some servers allow larger file limits, so a phone that sends the pictures uncompressed, such as the Pre, can sometimes get the larger pictures through. But that is an exception.
The Message Size Limit is the whole message, not individual file size, so that has nothing to do with compressing individual photos. You can send one message with multiple images and that's where the limit kicks in.
Yes, the built-in MMS app of the EVO will turn a 1.8MB image to 18K or so... While Handcent will give you a 788K or so. This is really ******ed because my Pre never had this problem and if the images are under 2MB then it should just send them. I guess I'm going to have to tell my wife to email me pictures from now on...
- 07-22-2010, 09:58 PM #8
- 07-23-2010, 01:17 AM #9