iOS 6 Panorama Mode and "Actual Size" Sharing
When ThinPic says "Actual Size", it means it... and your pic takes up less space, too.
- Steve Wilson, Photographer
ThinPic has the ability to reduce file sizes of photos on iOS devices, without sacrificing resolution. The panorama available in iOS 6 mode captures a 10800x2380 image, 17 MB on the phone. When a user shares one of these
photos via the iPhone email app, they can choose the "actual size" setting (along with large, medium or small) to reduce the image for faster transmission. The "actual size" setting actually scales the image back to 8640 x 1904 to get a file size of around 5.5MB. ThinPic can reduce the same image to 4.4MB, while maintaining the same resolution of 10800 x 2380.
Here is file info for the original photo:
File Size: 17.3 MB
10800 x 2408
iPhone "Actual Size"
File info after emailing from iPhone using the "Actual Size" setting (you can see, it isn't)
File Size: 5.9 MB
8640 x 1926
ThinPic Actual Size
File info after saving space with ThinPic... it really is the actual size!
File Size: 4.8 MB
10800 x 2408
Original photo, straight off of an iPhone 4S. Zoomed in on the white cookie.
File Size: 3MB
Shrunk Using ThinPic
The photo’s file size has been reduced using ThinPic. It is hard to tell the difference, but the file size is much smaller.
File Size: 706KB
Shrunk Using iPhone
The photo’s file size has been reduced using iPhone’s email app. Saved to “Large” size. Photo dimensions have been reduced but file size is still bigger than using ThinPIC.
File Size: 887KB
We are able to provide high resolution images at up to 60 - 70% of the size of the original, with very little visible loss. The closest thing that iPhone has built in in the ability to reduce an image when you are emailing. The email app gives you several (small, medium, large and original) size options and reduces the image to save on data and transmit faster. However, to accomplish the smaller sized photo, iPhone is actually scaling the image to half of the size. ThinPIC can keep the original dimensions AND (in most cases) create a smaller image than iPhone's "large" email image.