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.