1. ImTurningViolet's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed that? I don't know if this is a new development or not. Has it always done this and I'm just now noticing?

    I went back and looked at some other pictures I've sent and some look compressed and some don't.

    Is there any way to send a high quality mms? I don't really want to have to get a 3rd party messaging app, but if this is the way pictures send, I'll have to do it.

    Edit to say this is zoomed in. I noticed it looked off and zoomed in and saw how pixilated it was.
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    01-28-2018 09:39 PM
  2. ImTurningViolet's Avatar
    This is the original
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    01-28-2018 09:44 PM
  3. maj71303's Avatar
    That's the nature of MMS. pictures you send will be compressed and not of original quality. Especially if the data size of the picture is somewhat large.
    anon(10092459) likes this.
    01-28-2018 09:50 PM
  4. ImTurningViolet's Avatar
    That's the nature of MMS. pictures you send will be compressed and not of original quality. Especially if the data size of the picture is somewhat large.
    Hm. I guess I just never noticed. Thx.
    01-28-2018 09:58 PM
  5. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Some of mine come out pixilated, most don't. Could be the nature of mms, could just be your phone, but more than likely it's just mms
    01-28-2018 10:03 PM
  6. toiday's Avatar
    mms is limited by carrier. Normally 300kb. What carrier do you have?
    01-28-2018 10:20 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    That's the nature of MMS. pictures you send will be compressed and not of original quality. Especially if the data size of the picture is somewhat large.
    This is true.
    01-28-2018 10:22 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    MMS was never designed to handle the file sizes we have in 2018. You could probably say that about 2011.
    Almeuit likes this.
    01-28-2018 10:23 PM
  9. ImTurningViolet's Avatar
    Metro. Well, I guess I can just send the links through Google photos or use a shared album. I can't believe I just never noticed that. I think it's because that one ended up very pixilated and most are just slightly pixilated. Weird.
    01-28-2018 10:49 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hm. I guess I just never noticed. Thx.
    I find it worse when I send pictures to some iPhones
    01-28-2018 10:58 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    MMS was never designed to handle the file sizes we have in 2018. You could probably say that about 2011.
    This.
    01-28-2018 11:22 PM
  12. MefistoManson's Avatar
    Wow... Never really used this function.. I think it was modern in 2011? . With so much messanger now, I don't think anyone need it? - Facebook, Facebook mesanger, Viber Instagram, telegram, kik, snapchat.. Probably unlimited possibilities to use.
    01-29-2018 07:48 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wow... Never really used this function.. I think it was modern in 2011? . With so much messanger now, I don't think anyone need it? - Facebook, Facebook mesanger, Viber Instagram, telegram, kik, snapchat.. Probably unlimited possibilities to use.
    A ton of people still use it it in the US since it is built into every phone. My friends won't install anything extra to message and will just continue to text/MMS.
    01-29-2018 09:02 AM
  14. sixty_four's Avatar
    A ton of people still use it it in the US since it is built into every phone. My friends won't install anything extra to message and will just continue to text/MMS.
    I don't use MMS for image sharing and dislike the idea of adding a third-party app to do just this one task but some of my friends still use MMS for this.

    I'll use Google Photos to share images or email them. I've never liked how MMS will squash image size/resolution.
    01-29-2018 09:07 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't use MMS for image sharing and dislike the idea of adding a third-party app to do just this one task but some of my friends still use MMS for this.

    I'll use Google Photos to share images or email them. I've never liked how MMS will squash image size/resolution.
    I don't really mind. TBH I never noticed a huge issue with pictures since I am sending it to another phone.
    01-29-2018 09:33 AM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    MMS is limited by the least of 3 criteria:

    A = Each device has a max set in it that it'll send for file size in MMS.
    B = Each carrier has a max that it'll allow for file size in MMS.
    C = Each app has a max that it'll allow for file size in MMS.

    Whichever is the smallest of A, B & C will be the maximum file size that you can send and it will compress to meet that file size.

    The easiest way, IMO, is to share Google Photos by a link to the photo or album, rather than sending the file direct.
    01-29-2018 12:44 PM
  17. Rukbat's Avatar
    Wow... Never really used this function.. I think it was modern in 2011? .
    Not really. Back in 2004, we had MMS, but you couldn't send a picture from one carrier to another. Android didn't come out until 2008, when that had all been cleared up. (But we were sending about 384X288 pictures.)
    01-29-2018 03:27 PM
  18. muzzy996's Avatar
    I don't use MMS for image sharing and dislike the idea of adding a third-party app to do just this one task but some of my friends still use MMS for this.

    I'll use Google Photos to share images or email them. I've never liked how MMS will squash image size/resolution.
    Understandable.

    It's all a matter of context for me - if all I'm doing is communicating an idea via a photo or screenshot then the quality of the image isn't necessarily important as long as the idea is communicated. If I'm sharing a portrait or something I'll send via Google Photos link so that they get something of higher quality.
    AllanL1 and sixty_four like this.
    01-29-2018 04:47 PM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    Some sms apps have the option to increase MMS file size limits, but that will only affect the phone side. That just means the compression will be dictated by the carrier.
    Aquila likes this.
    01-29-2018 05:51 PM
  20. oks10's Avatar
    If I'm sending a good picture I usually send it using the Google photos link or Facebook messenger. Mms has always compressed photos I send.
    01-29-2018 06:41 PM
  21. Ron Copsetta's Avatar
    Same here, Google photos all the way, you can't beat it
    01-29-2018 08:24 PM
  22. ImTurningViolet's Avatar
    If I'm sending a good picture I usually send it using the Google photos link or Facebook messenger. Mms has always compressed photos I send.
    I've done that before and I guess that's what I'll do again.

    My husband and father aren't on Facebook and never will be. I love WhatsApp but can't get them to use it. I hate Kik, Line, and Snapchat.

    It's so bizarre that this is the area where Apple really excels.
    01-30-2018 04:18 AM
  23. oks10's Avatar
    I've done that before and I guess that's what I'll do again.

    My husband and father aren't on Facebook and never will be. I love WhatsApp but can't get them to use it. I hate Kik, Line, and Snapchat.

    It's so bizarre that this is the area where Apple really excels.
    That's bc Apple doesn't use MMS.
    01-30-2018 07:26 AM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    I've done that before and I guess that's what I'll do again.

    My husband and father aren't on Facebook and never will be. I love WhatsApp but can't get them to use it. I hate Kik, Line, and Snapchat.

    It's so bizarre that this is the area where Apple really excels.
    It isn't really that bizarre. Apple simply built a system (like WhatsApp) into their OS. That way it is on every single iPhone and usually on by default... Therefore people use it (like the OP) and don't even realize it. Android simply doesn't have a default messenger that Google implements this in.

    Google could do it but users on Android can also change over to 3rd party messaging apps for their texts -- iOS can't. They can swap to things like WhatsApp and FB Messenger but if someone sends them a regular SMS it will still go to that default messaging app.
    01-30-2018 10:33 AM
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    01-30-2018 01:03 PM

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