SMS Image issues

alexwolf1216

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So my wife has the iPhone 4 and I just bought the Atrix. When I try to send her a photo I have already taken with the camera it sends it widescreen and she cant see it in full size. What I mean is when the iphone is held vertically the photo is widecreen with black bars on the top and bottom.

When I try to send the image it says "Size too large, resize?" and i have to click yes or it changes the message back to SMS. However, if I start the message and click "Attach" then "Take Picture" the image comes out fine. This is irritating, am I missing a setting or something for existing images? Someone help!
 

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So my wife has the iPhone 4 and I just bought the Atrix. When I try to send her a photo I have already taken with the camera it sends it widescreen and she cant see it in full size. What I mean is when the iphone is held vertically the photo is widecreen with black bars on the top and bottom.

Sounds like an iPhone issue to me

When I try to send the image it says "Size too large, resize?" and i have to click yes or it changes the message back to SMS. However, if I start the message and click "Attach" then "Take Picture" the image comes out fine. This is irritating, am I missing a setting or something for existing images? Someone help!

There is a limit set by carriers and apps as to what size the file can be. So if you took a picture full res and tried to send it, the file is too large and has to be resized. If you take the pic from within the messaging app it will automatically set the quality of the picture lower so that the file size is smaller and doesn't have to be resized.

I THINK!!!
 

alexwolf1216

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The problem is the way my phone send the picture. Its all in the orientation. If the photo was taken beforehand, its send hortizontally but if its taken out of the text screen its sent vertically. Frustrating.
 

jess.hickey

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I just played around with what your explaining and the one thing that i noticed was if you try to take a picture from within the texting app the picture itself is smaller. Open up your camera by itself...see how the picture takes up the whole screen, giving you a "widescreen" picture? Now open the camera up from inside the texting application...see how the picture no longer takes up the whole screen? The picture is still a little wider than it is tall but not as much so as when you look at it in the stand-alone camera mode.

So what you end up with in a picture taken before hand is a rectangle and the one taken in the texting app is more square so orientation doesn't make TOO much of a difference.

Hope I haven't confused matters any more.
 

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