Geek corner: pixels are your friends
Hackles were raised recently when people found out that if you take a photo on your iPhone and then view it on your iPad via the iCloud, its resolution is reduced. Bit of a downer for those oldies (like me) who bought the iPad to edit photos on the iPad in the comfort of our homes and relieve some of the workload on our eyes. In this little blog I’m going to show you an app that tells you what your resolution is and how you can get round this problem.
So just to get it clear. The same photo that I’ve just taken has 8 MP on my camera roll but 3.1 MP on the Photo Stream. And pixels are your friends. They will help you if you crop your photo or print it off. So how do I know that my photo has less than half the pixels if I take it from the iCloud? App no 1: Lab. Aswell as your pixels, Lab also tells you your file size. Useful to know if you’re emailing the photo.
So how can you save your eyes by using the iPad for editing, but also save your friendly pixels? App no 2: Scotty. As in, beam me up. Because that’s what it does. If you put your iPad and iPhone near each other and you have wifi, you can seamlessly (well cable-lessly) beam photos from one to the other. Without losing any pixels along the way. And that’s it really. There’s not much else to say about this app. It does one useful thing and it does it well.
Where did I put those pixels?