1. oneformula's Avatar
    i understand that this S7 edge has a smaller resolution than my old LG G4, but the picture file sizes are MUCH MUCH smaller on the S7 edge.

    when emailing photos on the LG, i usually had to make a smaller file size version first. no need with the S7.
    05-01-2016 06:28 PM
  2. TJA3500's Avatar
    It could be that the software reduces the file size automatically when the photo is attached to an email.
    05-01-2016 08:17 PM
  3. oneformula's Avatar
    No, in talking about the file size of the picture whether it is emailed, viewed, or nothing at all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-01-2016 09:04 PM
  4. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    What do you have the camera setting on? There are several dimensions and sizes to choose from.
    05-01-2016 09:45 PM
  5. oneformula's Avatar
    What do you have the camera setting on? There are several dimensions and sizes to choose from.
    16:9 / 9.1M / 4032x2268

    pics end up beind 2-5mb, with most 2.5-3.5mb
    05-01-2016 10:17 PM
  6. flintlock's Avatar
    When you save a jpg file the amount out compression determines file size. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a setting to allow you control as a real camera would do.

    Of course you could save in dng format, open the image in an editing program that supports raw and then save in your choice.
    05-01-2016 10:40 PM
  7. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    16:9 / 9.1M / 4032x2268

    pics end up beind 2-5mb, with most 2.5-3.5mb
    I just took one in that setting and it was 2.31 MB, so you seem to be getting normal sizes.
    05-02-2016 03:33 PM
  8. oneformula's Avatar
    I just took one in that setting and it was 2.31 MB, so you seem to be getting normal sizes.
    odd that the LG had such a larger image size consistently.
    05-02-2016 04:09 PM
  9. Boningtonshiresburg's Avatar
    odd that the LG had such a larger image size consistently.
    Uh, the LG has a 16mp camera so of course the images will be bigger (consistently) especially since he set the S7 camera size to 9.1mp to get 16:9 size pics. "Facepalm"
    05-02-2016 08:17 PM
  10. oneformula's Avatar
    Uh, the LG has a 16mp camera so of course the images will be bigger (consistently) especially since he set the S7 camera size to 9.1mp to get 16:9 size pics. "Facepalm"
    no... i mean MUCH MUCH bigger. many times bigger.

    of course the LG g4 has a bigger picture file size. what surprises me is how much larger.
    05-02-2016 08:34 PM
  11. Belpheg0re's Avatar
    It could be the specific compression that samsung is using on the device.
    05-02-2016 09:01 PM
  12. oneformula's Avatar
    It could be the specific compression that samsung is using on the device.
    that's what i'm thinking.

    for one application i use a server for hosting pics and i must email those pics. with the LG, i often had to shrink the file size of ONE pic to get it to work .... the host wouldn't accept large files. with the samsung i do NOT have to shrink the size and i can send several pics at a time.
    05-02-2016 09:10 PM
  13. Belpheg0re's Avatar
    that's what i'm thinking.

    for one application i use a server for hosting pics and i must email those pics. with the LG, i often had to shrink the file size of ONE pic to get it to work .... the host wouldn't accept large files. with the samsung i do NOT have to shrink the size and i can send several pics at a time.
    It might be something that the newest version of android does too, or it might be related to the aperture (I'm just spitballing at this point, i'm no photography expert. lol)
    05-02-2016 09:48 PM
  14. Alanhd's Avatar
    I think Samsung use a very aggressive Jpg compression algorithm. That's why I prefer to shoot in raw and do my own conversions on my Pc. I think that's why some people complain about the S7 photos. It's not the camera it's the compression.
    oneformula likes this.
    05-03-2016 02:26 AM

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