1. B1zzle's Avatar
    [UPDATE:] Resolution found

    So in finally got home tonight and was able to take some photos of the best things on the planet, cats...

    got some great shots!
    then sent a few to twitter exclaiming the phone's greatness.
    then looked on my computer at the pics and almost died at the year 2000-esque grainy 1024x576 versions it sent to twitter or were converted by pic.twitter.com
    i have never had such grainy messes get put up like that from other phones.

    this is what ended up on twitter

    compared to this (just an all auto mode shot of Rambo)

    now when i go to share, there are two twitters i can choose
    one sends it to nokia-land which sends out a link, which i dont like.
    i like the normal way i have done for years now which sends it to twitpic land

    so is it the phone that sent such a crappy file
    is this what pic.twitter.com did with the 3.19 mb file it had to chomp on
    Last edited by B1zzle; 07-26-2013 at 12:22 AM.
    07-25-2013 10:45 PM
  2. Bkr11's Avatar
    Both pics look exactly the same to me.
    07-25-2013 10:49 PM
  3. B1zzle's Avatar
    the first one is 1024x576 , 177kb
    the second one is (the 5mp ver) is 3072x1728 , 3.19mb
    07-25-2013 10:52 PM
  4. prjkthack's Avatar
    The photos uploaded to Twitter are highly compressed and resized. Its a Twitter thing. After all, people looking at photos on Twitter are generally not looking for 41 megapixel photos. Gotta be small enough to download quickly to view on mobile data connections.

    I would share them through the built-in feature. It uploads the photo to SkyDrive and doesn't use as much compression as Twitter does.
    07-25-2013 10:55 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It sounds like twitpic is the culprit. This article says: "Twitpic will no longer show a full-size image. No matter how big the picture you upload, Twitpic reduces it to 600 pixels across."
    07-25-2013 10:56 PM
  6. B1zzle's Avatar
    yes but still
    for instance my S3, with photo setting on largest size
    the pics sent to twitter looked nowhere near as bad as this

    i just tested on FB, it doesnt do this of course
    07-25-2013 10:59 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    the first one is 1024x576 , 177kb
    the second one is (the 5mp ver) is 3072x1728 , 3.19mb
    That's too big, even using Twitter via a desktop PC browser. From Twitter Help:
    What are the size and file type requirements?

    • Your image file size can be up to 3MB.
    • We accept GIF, JPEG, and PNG files.
    • We DO NOT accept BMP, TIFF, or animated GIF files.
    • Your photo will be automatically scaled for display in your expanded Tweet and in your user gallery.
    07-25-2013 11:39 PM
  8. B1zzle's Avatar
    Interesting- i thought you were right, i'd like you to be right--however

    I just tested this.
    I uploaded the pic directly from the photo roll to twitter with the official twitter app
    and you get this


    THEN i sent the photo from my roll to skydrive
    downloaded that and uploaded it to twitter directly on pc
    and you get this on twitter


    So why is the phone or the APP degrading the photo so much compared to me DLing the same file to my desktop from skydrive and uploading to twitter.com?
    It should be sending the same file to twitter as to skydrive non?

    file details, left is skydrive file to twitter.com right is photo roll to twitter app:
    07-25-2013 11:52 PM
  9. B1zzle's Avatar
    i may have figured out why

    stand by.......................................................
    07-26-2013 12:08 AM
  10. B1zzle's Avatar
    OK Here is why

    The pics that come out super grainy were shot with the 16:9 aspect ratio.
    I just took some with the 4:3 ratio & then tested the same way as above (1 from phone roll to twitter app, same 1 from phoneroll to skydrive to twitter.com on PC)

    The ones with the aspect ratio of 4:3 did not turn into grainy messes of crap :D


    Moral of the story, if you twitpic a lot, DO NOT use the 16:9 ratio or your uploads via the twitter app will look like garbage.
    07-26-2013 12:21 AM
  11. techiedude007's Avatar
    Moral of the story, if you twitpic a lot, DO NOT use the 16:9 ratio or your uploads via the twitter app will look like garbage.
    B1zzle found the sh1zzle to his twitpic p1zzle...
    B1zzle likes this.
    07-26-2013 05:30 AM

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