1. askerrep's Avatar
    Hey,
    just got a 950 (loving it), but I'm a bit frustrated/confused with the photos experience...

    I started off by shooting photos in 16 MP JPEGs, but it seems like the photos that are automatically backed up to OneDrive are heavily compressed? As they only take up about 300kb of storage... Is there any way to automatically back up at full resolution when I take these high-res photos? When I choose 8MP JPEGs they seem to upload at full resolution...

    After I discovered that I started shooting in JPEG + RAW (16MP), as I wanted to be able to play around with my photos on my laptop as well. But RAW photos aren't synced at all? They don't upload to OneDrive? So I have to connect my phone to my PC via cable to sync these photos? In 2016? And what kind of software do you guys use to edit RAW photos? I tried some of the ones available in Store (fotoroom, RAWer), but can't say I'm too impressed. Fhotoroom seems to make my pics blurry...

    And yeah, on a side note, I'm a bit let down by the (auto)focus on this phone, as it seems to miss quite often... Wish they had improved this, since that was my main complaint with the 930 camera as well..

    Sorry for the long post, hoping for some good tips and tricks regarding getting the most out of my 950 camera :D
    05-19-2016 11:04 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I do use Rawer on the phone (1520 here), but also be aware that it downsizes output as well.

    On PC, I've found Fotor (open and manipulate DNG) and Polarr (cleanup) a pretty good combo. Of course, you get more out of GIMP or Photoshop, but the learning curve on those is pretty steep and I quite honestly have never found the time to train myself on either. I remember trying GIMP and moving on as I was just tired of trying to poke some sense into the thing.

    Here's an illustrated rundown of a Fotor/Polarr one-two I did on a DNG original: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...tm#post3467897
    05-19-2016 11:37 AM
  3. askerrep's Avatar
    Thank you! I'll check out those apps, they look great !
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    05-20-2016 12:42 PM
  4. ashram's Avatar
    That's strange.... my pic are only in the 300KB range if I edit them on the phone. all other shots (jpg) are in the 4+MB range (using 16MP)

    I remember in 8.1 there was an option to choose compressed vs full sized image uploads to onedrive, but cannot find a similar option in Windows 10 mobile.
    Last edited by ashram; 05-22-2016 at 11:59 AM.
    05-20-2016 04:17 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Thank you! I'll check out those apps, they look great !
    Now is a good time to jump on Polarr. It is normally $19.99 and is just $0.99 for the next 4 days for Windows 10 (desktop OS) devices.
    05-21-2016 02:39 PM
  6. askerrep's Avatar
    Yeah, I remember that option as well, but I can't find it in W10m either. I'm really not happy that it's not possible to select which quality to back up photos in, and that it's physically impossible to backup RAW files...
    Those sizes you quoted, is that on your phone, or on your OneDrive?
    05-23-2016 05:02 AM
  7. anon(5841099)'s Avatar
    Have you checked the settings in the OneDrive app to see if it is allowed to upload over metered connections? I think if that's on it will upload in reduced resolution, similar to the old settings in WP8.1.

    If it is on, perhaps try to switch it off and only upload via WiFi. If it is not on and still it only uploads lower resolution images, I'm out of ideas :P.
    ashram likes this.
    05-23-2016 09:45 AM
  8. ashram's Avatar
    Yeah, I remember that option as well, but I can't find it in W10m either. I'm really not happy that it's not possible to select which quality to back up photos in, and that it's physically impossible to backup RAW files...
    Those sizes you quoted, is that on your phone, or on your OneDrive?
    both onedrive and my phone.... files sizes do match up. the only time they shrink significantly is when I crop them (or any major edit) on the phone.

    Intrance had an interesting idea to try.
    05-23-2016 11:18 AM

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