Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tech: Change Your Phone's Camera Resolution
Chances are that if you have a smartphone, you like to share the pictures you take with it. Take a moment to take a look at the resolution your camera is set at. My Droid Incredible goes up to 8 MegaPixel (3264x1952). Because of the small lens, the pictures are pretty noisy, even in daylight. So I'd never print anything larger than a 4x6. Realistically I'd probably print a 3x4. Most photo printers recommend a resolution of 300 dots per inch. So a photo printed at 4 inches by 6 inches would need a resolution of 1800 x 1200. On my phone this resolution is just below my 3 megapixel setting. So at 3x4 I'd only need to use my 1 megapixel setting. This also makes emailing and uploading my photos to Facebook MUCH faster! Furthermore it uses less disk space on my memory card.