How do you adjust camera resolution so pik sizes are smaller
bsnyder328
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How do you adjust camera resolution so pik sizes are smaller & easier to text or store?  All my piks are well over 1mb in size!

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Tidbits
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That's the stock messaging app that's in AOSP with Motorola twist into it.

It should be able to do it by itself down to the right size.  Ok let's try this

Go into

Settings

Application

All tab

Messages

From there clear it's cache(if you clear data it'll lose all your text messages)

Now try again.  If that fails go back in there and clear data(you will lose your text).

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Meliwinks
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Download a decent camera app. The stock camera on these phones is trash. I personally prefer "camera FV-5". It costs a couple of dollars, but it's well worth it. My Maxx went from taking horrible, banded, bitty-looking pictures with terrible light.. to snapping some of the most crisply detailed pictures I've ever seen a phone produce.

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bsnyder328
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How do I know what texting App I have?  Are there apps that allow me to compress to small photo sizes like 100kb ish?  Motorola and Verizon customer service gave me no help on this.  Very frustrating as this is the first smart phone I've ever owned where I could not adjust the resolution size to make smaller and more manageable from a storage (on phone) and texting aspect.  Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!

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Tidbits
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What does the icon look like?

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bsnyder328
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green rectangle with white smile inside it.

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Tidbits
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That's the stock messaging app that's in AOSP with Motorola twist into it.

It should be able to do it by itself down to the right size.  Ok let's try this

Go into

Settings

Application

All tab

Messages

From there clear it's cache(if you clear data it'll lose all your text messages)

Now try again.  If that fails go back in there and clear data(you will lose your text).

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bsnyder328
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It was 988kb on a basic photo, nearly 1mb.  Is there some way to make adjustment from that, or from the actual camera function to get the file size down low?  or is that only on older phones?

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Tidbits
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as long as it is under 1024kb it should send just fine

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bsnyder328
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Cool thanks.  What about when I just go into my camera to take a pik?  Is there any way to get the resolution/size down so if/when I store it on my phone it is more manageable?  In case I also want to send it to someone later?

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Tidbits
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Size shouldn't matter.  It should automatically reduce enough to set.  If it does it now then you are fine.

You can go into the camera app and then hit the options and change the Megapixel(MP) down to a lower MP.  However it'll greatly affect the Quality if you ever want to print the photos.

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bsnyder328
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OK will try right now, thanks Tidbits!

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Tidbits
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What texting so are you using? They are supposed to compress the photo to make them for automatically.

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bsnyder328
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When I take a pik inside my text msg it reduces the size slightly, but it is still well over 1mb in size, and as such it takes at least 5-7 minutes for the text to go thru as sent.

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Tidbits
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The problem has to be the app. Unless you are taking raw photos it should easily compress. What device and what texting app are you using.

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