08-28-2015 07:17 AM
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  1. gardengal4's Avatar
    I can't believe that I can't find such a setting. Did they hide it? I fear it does not exist.

    I've never really felt a need for so much resolution for casual pictures. I can't always easily resize to send in email and I have no need or desire to take up so much storage.
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    08-22-2015 07:50 PM
  2. ab304945's Avatar
    Changing the mega pixels will change the pic size. It should have an option for that

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-22-2015 07:53 PM
  3. RedOctobyr's Avatar
    It does not have that option, unfortunately. Why, is a mystery to me.

    You can change the aspect ratio of the picture, which will somewhat change the resolution somewhat, but not a lot.

    Sorry. It is a strange oversight, IMO.
    08-22-2015 08:20 PM
  4. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Yeah not a feature of the camera but there are image reducer apps available. Not ideal to use another app but most seem like they would be pretty quick to do the job.
    08-22-2015 09:29 PM
  5. rdt595's Avatar
    I can't believe that I can't find such a setting. Did they hide it? I fear it does not exist.

    I've never really felt a need for so much resolution for casual pictures. I can't always easily resize to send in email and I have no need or desire to take up so much storage.
    The Camera FV5 paid app gives you a choice of 25 settings all the way down to 0.1 mp. Might be your only choice for permanent settings.

    Posted with LG G4 via the Android Central App
    08-22-2015 11:50 PM
  6. Kr0m's Avatar
    This has been a beef of mine since switchin to m8 and now the g4... The pics that I take are either shared via email or social media, so there's 0 need for them to be 11mb in size. Luckily I snagged avg image shrinker while it was available... I see it's discontinued now (not sure why, it works great). There's others resizers out there and as the above mentioned, there's a few decent camera apps that will take lower resolutions from the start. It's just a matter of finding one you like :x

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    08-23-2015 07:18 AM
  7. iresq's Avatar
    The Camera FV5 paid app gives you a choice of 25 settings all the way down to 0.1 mp. Might be your only choice for permanent settings.

    Posted with LG G4 via the Android Central App
    Actually the free version caps you to a small picture size. I use this for work photos that will never be printed or otherwise manipulated.

    G4
    08-23-2015 07:57 AM
  8. sswitzer's Avatar
    QuickPic has the ability to change the resolution; when editing a photo, click on the "shrink" (4 arrows pointing in) icon. I'm sure other editors also have this ability, but QuickPic also has the magic ability to write changes to the SD card (see http://forums.androidcentral.com/lg-...ml#post4505277 )
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    08-23-2015 10:16 AM
  9. gardengal4's Avatar
    QuickPic has the ability to change the resolution; when editing a photo, .... )
    I love QuickPic. Been using it for years. My version doesn't have that, but I see that my version is quite old. (I'm a slow-or-never updater... been bitten too many times with de-improvements. I am surprised restoring to a new phone did not give me the latest version of the app. )

    Although, I would prefer that it could do the resizing in a multi-select mode. "editing a photo" implies one-by-one. That could quickly be a pain. Typically I want to resize in batch. On the desktop I use MS Picture Manager to do that. Wonky old app, but the only one I ever found that could do that so easily. And of course MS got rid of it in newer Windows.

    The more I think about it, I think a camera app to adjust the resolution from the get-go is best. Although FV5 looks good it is probably overkill for my needs. I like scene modes and it does not have them. I'm not a camera-phile in the least. This should be intresting. I'm still learning the existing camera that came with the phone.
    08-23-2015 11:13 AM
  10. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I love QuickPic. Been using it for years. My version doesn't have that, but I see that my version is quite old. (I'm a slow-or-never updater... been bitten too many times with de-improvements. I am surprised restoring to a new phone did not give me the latest version of the app. )

    Although, I would prefer that it could do the resizing in a multi-select mode. "editing a photo" implies one-by-one. That could quickly be a pain. Typically I want to resize in batch. On the desktop I use MS Picture Manager to do that. Wonky old app, but the only one I ever found that could do that so easily. And of course MS got rid of it in newer Windows.

    The more I think about it, I think a camera app to adjust the resolution from the get-go is best. Although FV5 looks good it is probably overkill for my needs. I like scene modes and it does not have them. I'm not a camera-phile in the least. This should be intresting. I'm still learning the existing camera that came with the phone.
    There are quite a few image reducer apps in the play store that will do batches.
    08-23-2015 11:16 AM
  11. sswitzer's Avatar
    I love QuickPic. Been using it for years. My version doesn't have that, but I see that my version is quite old. (I'm a slow-or-never updater... been bitten too many times with de-improvements. I am surprised restoring to a new phone did not give me the latest version of the app. )

    Although, I would prefer that it could do the resizing in a multi-select mode. "editing a photo" implies one-by-one. That could quickly be a pain. Typically I want to resize in batch. On the desktop I use MS Picture Manager to do that. Wonky old app, but the only one I ever found that could do that so easily. And of course MS got rid of it in newer Windows.

    The more I think about it, I think a camera app to adjust the resolution from the get-go is best. Although FV5 looks good it is probably overkill for my needs. I like scene modes and it does not have them. I'm not a camera-phile in the least. This should be intresting. I'm still learning the existing camera that came with the phone.
    With root now available, I was doing some reading about xposed and how you can add video resolution/fps settings... I'm wondering if you can add photo resolution settings? http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=568698
    08-23-2015 11:29 AM
  12. gardengal4's Avatar
    Thanks but I'm not a rooter. (except for plants... big horticulturalist :-)

    I've been browszing resizing apps and nothing jumped out as great. Looking closely at Open Camera. So far I think that is the way I will go. I am a little reluctant to switch camera apps when I barely know how good the one is that came with the phone. I would hate to be downgrading in quality. I guess I ought to go learn more about the built-in camera before I ditch it. (although I came from htc rezound with a crappy crappy camera, so I'm sure anything is an improvement)
    08-23-2015 11:45 AM
  13. sswitzer's Avatar
    Thanks but I'm not a rooter. (except for plants... big horticulturalist :-)

    I've been browszing resizing apps and nothing jumped out as great. Looking closely at Open Camera. So far I think that is the way I will go. I am a little reluctant to switch camera apps when I barely know how good the one is that came with the phone. I would hate to be downgrading in quality. I guess I ought to go learn more about the built-in camera before I ditch it. (although I came from htc rezound with a crappy crappy camera, so I'm sure anything is an improvement)
    Re: rooting... I'm the same way. I love my phone and really don't want to f it up

    For an app, how about this one? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...izemypix&hl=en I just search for "bulk resizing" in the play store. I haven't tried it out, but it looks like it will do the job and the ratings/reviews are OK.

    EDIT: I just tried out that app and it works great! It even stores the photos on my SD card. I then use QuickPic to look at the photos. The one tip I have is that at the end of the initial tip slides, there's a "don't show this again" thingy... make sure you do that or you'll have to see the annoying tips every time!

    For a camera app, I've tried 4 different ones and always come back to the LG app.
    08-23-2015 12:05 PM
  14. gardengal4's Avatar
    Thank you for looking! Yes, it does look good. I will try it out. I don't like that it has to run at startup and I did see complaint of too many ads. I may let that go if I like it enough.
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    08-23-2015 12:35 PM
  15. bluemoongreg's Avatar
    Google Camera app is free & resolution is adjustable from the stock 16mp to as low as 1.9mp.
    I keep both that & the stock LG camera app onboard. Use the stock app at full resolution for all personal photos, but the Google app at 1.9mp for work photos. Most of those photos go into reports (MS Word, then converted to PDF), & the lower resolution keeps file size from getting out of hand in large reports.
    If using auto mode (& I usually do), I can't tell a difference in quality when viewed on the 5.5" screen of the G4. If I blow them up to fit the ~12" screen of my SP3, a difference can be discerned but it's much less severe than I would have guessed.
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    08-23-2015 02:04 PM
  16. gardengal4's Avatar
    I realized that re-sizing after the shoot absolutely won't work for me. all my pics are automatically and immediately uploaded to Dropbox. That will eat up space as well as on my phone. I tend to keep them on dropbox and pick and choose good ones to keep on PC or elsewhere as needed and then clean up dropbox yearly (in theory anyhow :-) )

    I looked at Google camera but the permissions required really annoyed me. I just want a camera, not an entire platform!!! Yikes. So I am trying Open Camera. I like the previous idea that I can have 2 cameras around and use the full size one only when warranted.

    I also compared two similar pictures taken with different resolutions (old phone and new phone -- about 1700KB vs. 5500KB). My photo software says the 1700KB pic is 21"x45". The 5500KB picture claims to be 43"x78". They both looked fine to me on my PC at 1:1. If I wanted to zoom in and crop a small detail, I would still end up with a good 8x10. I can't imagine needing more.
    08-24-2015 05:30 PM
  17. gardengal4's Avatar
    I just remembered another camera feature that the LG camera was missing that Open Camera does have -- a slider for digital zoom. Goodbye LG camera!!

    I don't think the LG camera had scene modes either. Open Camera has scene modes. well, they may not actually be scenes... they seem to be lighting related... cloudy, flourescent, daylight, etc... which is really the key issue when needing an auto assist. It will depend on how well it does it, but I think I will be a happy camper without the LG camera.

    The UI for LG camera didn't really grab me either. The Open Camera UI feels more untuititve to me.

    I will have to explore the quality issue further. Hard to know by 2 pictures of my doggie, but will see.
    08-24-2015 05:47 PM
  18. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    I just remembered another camera feature that the LG camera was missing that Open Camera does have -- a slider for digital zoom. Goodbye LG camera!!
    Digital zoom is just cropping inside the camera, same results as if you crop in a photo editor afterwards. However, it does come in handy if you are doing auto-uploads to somewhere.

    I don't think the LG camera had scene modes either. Open Camera has scene modes. well, they may not actually be scenes... they seem to be lighting related... cloudy, flourescent, daylight, etc... which is really the key issue when needing an auto assist. It will depend on how well it does it, but I think I will be a happy camper without the LG camera.
    Correct, those are not "scenes". They are white-balance presets. They can come in handy when auto-WB is not getting the job done.

    Scene modes are more like portrait, macro, sports, landscape, etc.

    I do need to explore the G4 camera more, for the times I don't have a DSLR with me.
    08-24-2015 06:51 PM
  19. gardengal4's Avatar
    Digital zoom is just cropping inside the camera, same results as if you crop in a photo editor afterwards. However, it does come in handy if you are doing auto-uploads to somewhere .
    Yeah, the less editing the better. Typically I use it if the subject is just too far away and I know I don't need the surrounding stuff. So in that case, I would want the higher resolution if there's internal cropping going on? I should experiment with that to see what I end up with.

    Correct, those are not "scenes". They are white-balance presets. They can come in handy when auto-WB is not getting the job done. Scene modes are more like portrait, macro, sports, landscape, etc.
    Ah yes, I remember them from real cameras. So those are non-Auto with pre-configured manual settings? I did see a macro setting, but that's all.

    I keep playing with the incredible amount of settings and loving it more. It has an option to pause the picture just taken. I got used to that in my old camera-phone and missed it on this one. I can also set compression. I am currently experimenting to find the right balance of image size/file size/quality.

    However, as with everything I found a big downside. The LG4 phone has a wonderful feature to double-click the down-volume button to immediately open the camera from a locked screen. Oh well...
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    08-24-2015 07:22 PM
  20. Kr0m's Avatar
    Yes, this thread got me looking into camera apps again and I installed open camera tonight and have been messing around with it and so far it's what I want.

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    08-24-2015 07:52 PM
  21. sswitzer's Avatar
    Re: rooting... I'm the same way. I love my phone and really don't want to f it up

    For an app, how about this one? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...izemypix&hl=en I just search for "bulk resizing" in the play store. I haven't tried it out, but it looks like it will do the job and the ratings/reviews are OK.

    EDIT: I just tried out that app and it works great! It even stores the photos on my SD card. I then use QuickPic to look at the photos. The one tip I have is that at the end of the initial tip slides, there's a "don't show this again" thingy... make sure you do that or you'll have to see the annoying tips every time!

    For a camera app, I've tried 4 different ones and always come back to the LG app.
    I used the Resize My Pix app today to shrink 3 images before emailing them, and it worked great! This app is now part of my "toolbox".
    08-24-2015 11:09 PM
  22. Kr0m's Avatar
    Will have to do some testing and compare open camera (res @ 1280x720, 90% quality, 163KB-700KB) to LG's app (res 5312x2988, 100% quality, 5MB-12MB) and see if its a huge noticeable difference in quality (strictly for email/social use/sharing)... Could save myself extra steps of having to resize afterwards like I have been after using LG's app

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    08-25-2015 05:13 AM
  23. gardengal4's Avatar
    Will have to do some testing and compare open camera (res @ 1280x720, 90% quality, 163KB-700KB) to LG's app (res 5312x2988, 100% quality, 5MB-12MB) and see if its a huge noticeable difference in quality (strictly for email/social use/sharing)...
    My first attempt was a bit bigger 1920x1080 @95% and produced a file about 500KB vs. 5000KB (w/builtin camera), but I decided to go bigger and less compressed just to be safe and more general purpose in case I shoot something good. I settled on 3264x1836 @97%. That got me just under 2MB. And I tested cropping. I captured a piece of the pic (about 10%-15% of it) and it was 600KB file size and quality was fine to my eyes at 1:1. PSP viewer said it was 13"x15" so it should be an excellent print at 4x6 or 8x10.

    (Btw, shooting at 100% quality was read as 98% by Picasa properties.)

    But what this tells me is that it would be real handy to have 3 camera instances sitting around for small, medium and large! My ideal small would be 400KB, medium 2000KB, large could be up to 8000KB if I was shooting landscapes or something really important.

    Ah! if the camera had highly visible shortcuts for pre-set size/quality combos that would be perfect!!
    08-25-2015 07:55 AM
  24. Kr0m's Avatar
    My first attempt was a bit bigger 1920x1080 @95% and produced a file about 500KB vs. 5000KB (w/builtin camera), but I decided to go bigger and less compressed just to be safe and more general purpose in case I shoot something good. I settled on 3264x1836 @97%. That got me just under 2MB. And I tested cropping. I captured a piece of the pic (about 10%-15% of it) and it was 600KB file size and quality was fine to my eyes at 1:1. PSP viewer said it was 13"x15" so it should be an excellent print at 4x6 or 8x10.

    (Btw, shooting at 100% quality was read as 98% by Picasa properties.)

    But what this tells me is that it would be real handy to have 3 camera instances sitting around for small, medium and large! My ideal small would be 400KB, medium 2000KB, large could be up to 8000KB if I was shooting landscapes or something really important.

    Ah! if the camera had highly visible shortcuts for pre-set size/quality combos that would be perfect!!
    You should suggest that to the developer! (ie: 3 to 5 programmable presets for resolutions (perhaps quality % with those presets))

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    08-25-2015 10:20 AM
  25. gardengal4's Avatar
    You should suggest that to the developer! (ie: 3 to 5 programmable presets for resolutions (perhaps quality % with those presets))
    I did! My ideal shortcut is a combination of resolution & quality in one click. As a matter of fact, it has to be combined in one click. If I have to start thinking to set 2 things (of 6 choices), I won't do it. I don't want to think beyond sm-med-large when taking a pic. I don't mind the time to preconfigure them in advance.
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    08-25-2015 11:57 AM
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