04-21-2015 03:47 PM
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  1. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    I don't usually text, I mostly use my phone as a portable email device. I might also upload a photo to g+ or something. Both of those work better with smaller files, especially since i do pay for data, and often have poor coverage. And no, there isn't always a Wi-Fi signal handy-by, either. I am astonished at how many people seem live entirely within WiFi, ask i can say that I don't.

    And, of course, I store my photos on both the phone and a computer, and I'd prefer not to waste space with lots of enormous files.
    03-26-2015 02:52 PM
  2. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    As said in the previous thread, your best bet is to go into the settings of your camera app and lower the amount of megapixels
    03-26-2015 03:08 PM
  3. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    As said in the previous thread, your best bet is to go into the settings of your camera app and lower the amount of megapixels
    That's not possible. My understanding is that if I give up the handy "twist to turn on camera" feature, I could use a different camera app with that option. I may do that. For now, I'm just grousing that lowering the resolution isn't a standard feature in this phone.
    03-26-2015 05:38 PM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    That's not possible. My understanding is that if I give up the handy "twist to turn on camera" feature, I could use a different camera app with that option. I may do that. For now, I'm just grousing that lowering the resolution isn't a standard feature in this phone.
    If you switch from from 4:3 (standard) to 16:9 (widescreen), the Mp goes from 21 to 15.5. So you can reduce the size, a little.

    See https://motorola-global-portal.custh...p/30,6720,9277
    03-26-2015 05:44 PM
  5. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    I'm not sure if the twist feature works with any other camera app. I disabled all the moto crapware. But the thing is what's more important to you? Twisting to take a picture or the right size?
    03-26-2015 06:08 PM
  6. Puzzlegal's Avatar
    ...But the thing is what's more important to you? Twisting to take a picture or the right size?
    yup. Haven't decided, yet. I don't use the camera very much, so it's not a burning issue. It's just annoying.

    But thanks to everyone who suggested other camera apps.
    03-27-2015 06:59 AM
  7. n1jfd's Avatar
    This might be a little late and hopefully of use, but I have been using the Motorola Droid Turbo XT1254 for just about 2 months and it took me until the last 3 weeks to catch this handy hidden feature to reduce the picture sizes by compression.
    You can only do it in the gallery view mode, and while editing the photo, during the process, you have to make a substantive change or at least select crop and select the entire area again, then choose "export" from the three dot upper right menu and then save after choosing from the slide bar the file size.
    I always found myself with 3 photos afterwards, the original in full sizes and everything, then the reduced for texting, or uploading for my Drive or website, then the "happy medium".
    Then I pick the best of three and delete the rest before my backup service saves too many later on.
    (Unlimited data plan with big red, and they can't stand I won't give it up!)

    Unfortunately, with the Google or Android camera, I didn't have that much to offer except that the Motorola was just as good for me and I tried them both. I use the camera a lot for up close shots of disassembled or works in progress jobs to document them and catalog the work extensively and and wish I can hopefully find a way to figure this out quickly on the S5 or Note 4 or I'll be stuck with the Motorola.
    (FWIW)
    04-06-2015 12:32 AM
  8. Becherovka78's Avatar
    JPEG Quality on camera FX is the best way I have found to decrease size of file. And to be honest I struggle to see the difference between 100% and 70% but the size is about 1/3 the size. To do this go to settings save then JPEG quality down the bottom.
    04-20-2015 03:54 PM
  9. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    I would imagine you dont see a significant difference in quality because your reducing the pixels by 30% and your reducing the size by about 30% which means that the ppi (which is a ratio) would be very similar
    04-21-2015 03:47 PM
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