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05-11-2014 08:57 PM
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  1. jmaudi0's Avatar
    Hi, I just switched from Android to WP and got my Icon this past Monday. Absolutely love the phone so far. Sticking with WP8 for now but plan to update to 8.1 in a few weeks once I tinker with the phone some more and learn all the little tricks of the OS. (I will say so far the only thing I miss from Android is Mightytext and being able to send text messages from my computer...but no biggie).

    One of the big reasons I chose the Icon was for the 20MP camera and I am not disappointed. It takes beautiful photos for a phone cam and I plan to use it on my honeymoon later this year. I currently have the phone set to back up my photos to Dropbox instead of Onedrive bc I have more room in dropbox and that is what I am used to using. (let me preface this next part by saying I'm no photography expert). The photo resolution being backed up is 3072 x 1728. Now I understand with Nokia Pro Cam you capture both a 5MP and 16MP image. I want to be sure the nice 16MP image is being backed up to Dropbox. Can anyone confirm this is how it actually works? If not please point me in the direction of the proper setting changes that need to be made.

    Thanks!
    05-01-2014 10:54 AM
  2. Ashhar Hasan's Avatar
    Hi, I just switched from Android to WP and got my Icon this past Monday. Absolutely love the phone so far. Sticking with WP8 for now but plan to update to 8.1 in a few weeks once I tinker with the phone some more and learn all the little tricks of the OS. (I will say so far the only thing I miss from Android is Mightytext and being able to send text messages from my computer...but no biggie).

    One of the big reasons I chose the Icon was for the 20MP camera and I am not disappointed. It takes beautiful photos for a phone cam and I plan to use it on my honeymoon later this year. I currently have the phone set to back up my photos to Dropbox instead of Onedrive bc I have more room in dropbox and that is what I am used to using. (let me preface this next part by saying I'm no photography expert). The photo resolution being backed up is 3072 x 1728. Now I understand with Nokia Pro Cam you capture both a 5MP and 16MP image. I want to be sure the nice 16MP image is being backed up to Dropbox. Can anyone confirm this is how it actually works? If not please point me in the direction of the proper setting changes that need to be made.

    Thanks!
    I don't know about dropbox, but in OneDrive, it backs up both of them when you set the backup photo quality to best. But note that DNG files are not uploaded to OneDrive by default.

    PS: Why don't you click a few pictures and check it out.
    05-01-2014 12:57 PM
  3. jmaudi0's Avatar
    i just set it to Best Quality upload on Skydrive and it backed my photos without issue but only in one size, again 3072 x 1728 pixels, example file name: WP_20140501_14_16_55_Pro.jpg

    how can i confirm if that is 5MP or 16MP?
    05-01-2014 01:20 PM
  4. Ashhar Hasan's Avatar
    i just set it to Best Quality upload on Skydrive and it backed my photos without issue but only in one size, again 3072 x 1728 pixels, example file name: WP_20140501_14_16_55_Pro.jpg

    how can i confirm if that is 5MP or 16MP?
    That's 5MP considering the resolution you told me. Will have to ask higher up the chain. Will ask somebody to let you know.
    05-01-2014 01:31 PM
  5. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    i just set it to Best Quality upload on Skydrive and it backed my photos without issue but only in one size, again 3072 x 1728 pixels, example file name: WP_20140501_14_16_55_Pro.jpg

    how can i confirm if that is 5MP or 16MP?
    open pic in pro cam tap ... And then info...it's written there
    05-01-2014 01:36 PM
  6. jmaudi0's Avatar
    open pic in pro cam tap ... And then info...it's written there
    that only says 5MP + 16MP. i want to know how to back up the 16MP picture as it seems dropbox and onedrive/skydrive only back up 5MP images.
    05-01-2014 01:54 PM
  7. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    that only says 5MP + 16MP. i want to know how to back up the 16MP picture as it seems dropbox and onedrive/skydrive only back up 5MP images.
    I don't think that OneDrive would back up only 5 mp... No of pic is captured in 16 MP mood that would be uploaded to OneDrive on 16 MP
    05-01-2014 03:48 PM
  8. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    that only says 5MP + 16MP. i want to know how to back up the 16MP picture as it seems dropbox and onedrive/skydrive only back up 5MP images.
    Have you upgraded to 8.1...?
    05-01-2014 03:54 PM
  9. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    In the earlier OneDrive or on wp8 there was a feature that the pic captured from any other lenses than default backed up to OneDrive and when downloaded would also open in that app but that feature is missing in 8.1
    That was the way you would be able to check the mood of pic backed up to OneDrive
    05-01-2014 03:57 PM
  10. hope4wp's Avatar
    let me get the facts straight
    1) you're using WP8
    2) you're saving it to dropbox? (explain me how?)
    3) you wanna know whether it's the full resolution
    4) hope you have a pc/laptop
    so, you have the settings to best quality already and you wanna know which resolution it has saved it in
    it will upload the full resolution pic :) check your settings in your camera if you're taking the pics in full resolution first and if you're then it will upload the 5MP+16MP picture! if you still want to check the resolution...head to your pc/lappy and...
    open onedrive from the explorer/my computer
    go to pictures....camera roll.....right click on any pic and select properties!
    it will show you the resolution of the picture.....if you're still not satisfied
    I use IrfanView.....open the pic in IrfanView and press the button "I" in the keyboard....it will show you the image information
    hope I helped you :)
    screenshot-37-.png
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    this picture is with the properties and the IrfanView Image Information together
    screenshot-36-.png
    P.S - I'm a proud L1020 owner! that's why it's showing 33.56 MP....any other questions whatsoever...feel free to ask
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-01-2014 08:04 PM
  11. Kebero's Avatar
    Currently, the only way to access the high resolution photo is to connect the phone to a PC.
    05-01-2014 08:35 PM
  12. jmaudi0's Avatar
    Currently, the only way to access the high resolution photo is to connect the phone to a PC.
    finally somebody who actually makes sense. thank you.
    05-02-2014 08:46 AM
  13. hope4wp's Avatar
    finally somebody who actually makes sense. thank you.
    you do realize that's what I Said right?
    05-02-2014 08:58 AM
  14. Slater_GS's Avatar
    finally somebody who actually makes sense. thank you.
    This doesn't solve your backing up the high resolution photo though if you want it to be automatic.
    If I set photo upload quality to "best", it works fine uploading the 16mp image on OneDrive. Are you sure you are connected to wifi? Otherwise it will not upload the high quality image until you connect to wifi. Not sure what to say on Dropbox, I don't use it.
    I can view/download the 16mp image on Onedrive no problem. 5376 x 3024
    Unless I am missing the question?
    05-02-2014 09:01 AM
  15. jmaudi0's Avatar
    This doesn't solve your backing up the high resolution photo though if you want it to be automatic.
    If I set photo upload quality to "best", it works fine uploading the 16mp image on OneDrive. Are you sure you are connected to wifi? Otherwise it will not upload the high quality image until you connect to wifi. Not sure what to say on Dropbox, I don't use it.
    I can view/download the 16mp image on Onedrive no problem. 5376 x 3024
    Unless I am missing the question?
    are you sure your OneDrive back up is 16MP? Mine is still only backing up the 5MP image when i set the quality to "best" and yes I am on wifi.

    the only way I can get to the 16MP images is by plugging the phone into my comp as Kebero stated above.
    05-02-2014 10:25 AM
  16. Kebero's Avatar
    Only the 5mp image gets backed up over the air.
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    05-02-2014 10:56 AM
  17. gernerttl's Avatar
    i just set it to Best Quality upload on Skydrive and it backed my photos without issue but only in one size, again 3072 x 1728 pixels, example file name: WP_20140501_14_16_55_Pro.jpg

    how can i confirm if that is 5MP or 16MP?
    Multiply 3072x1728 = 5,308,416. The 16MP will be 5376x3024=16,257,024.

    If the file has the word "pro" (i.e. WP_20140502_06_21_50_Pro.jpg) in it, it is the 16MP photo that was uploaded. Be aware that OneDrive only uploads the hires image via WiFi. If you are shooting using RAW capture (DNG) be aware that the DNG is NOT uploaded automatically, AND you will need a RAW converter such as Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture to view and edit the hires DNG after its downloaded to a PC or laptop.

    As for Dropbox, I can't help you much on that since I don't use Dropbox. I have 100GB (free for one year) of OneDrive storage so I'm don't need Dropbox. If you are interested in getting the one year of free 100GB OneDrive storage go to Bing Rewards. You can Bing your way to 100 credits within a week.


    I hope this helps.
    palaudawg likes this.
    05-02-2014 11:37 AM
  18. Kebero's Avatar
    The high res photo includes "high_res" in the name. Having "pro" by itself only means you used the Nokia app. Only the 5mp image gets uploaded.
    05-02-2014 03:40 PM
  19. gernerttl's Avatar
    The high res photo includes "high_res" in the name. Having "pro" by itself only means you used the Nokia app. Only the 5mp image gets uploaded.
    I just took a photo using 16:9 JPEG 5MP + 16MP and automatically it uploaded the 16MP to OneDrive and the file name did NOT have hires in it. It uploaded the 16MP but NOT the 5MP.

    If you are shooting DNG the 5MP lowres JPG will upload but NOT the 16MP (or 19MP if you are 4:3) DNG version.
    palaudawg and onlysublime like this.
    05-02-2014 10:58 PM
  20. Kebero's Avatar
    Connect your phone to your computer. Look in your pictures directory. Take a look at the file names and their sizes. Compare that to what is in OneDrive.
    05-03-2014 12:57 PM
  21. Xsled's Avatar
    In 8.0 only the 5mp is backed up via OneDrive. In 8.1 it uploads full resolution. This is one of my favorite new features. With that, the 5mp is a great looking image if not zoomed in after the fact. Make sure to do all of your zooming/cropping on the phone. Or just update to .1 and be done with it...



    Edit:8.1 does hold its own set of problems, but to me it has been worth the trade off.
    palaudawg likes this.
    05-03-2014 01:16 PM
  22. palaudawg's Avatar
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...uploading.html
    It's true! The high res photos are automatically renamed and uploaded. I think some are expecting a 16MB instead of a 16MP picture.
    05-03-2014 01:30 PM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    Connect your phone to your computer. Look in your pictures directory. Take a look at the file names and their sizes. Compare that to what is in OneDrive.

    I just did it AGAIN. And guess what, I'm correct. The attached screen capture shows my phone on the left and my OneDrive on the right.

    My phone did NOT upload the 5MP version. It uploaded the 16MP version AND changed the file name by taking "highres" out. Please before you post try to make sure you are giving correct info.
    Attached Thumbnails screencap.jpg  
    05-03-2014 02:24 PM
  24. gernerttl's Avatar
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...uploading.html
    It's true! The high res photos are automatically renamed and uploaded. I think some are expecting a 16MB instead of a 16MP picture.
    Thank you!
    05-03-2014 02:25 PM
  25. Xsled's Avatar
    Thank you!
    With 8.1, not 8.0. At least not on the 1020 and 1520.
    05-03-2014 02:47 PM
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