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Replying to:  Text pics too small by nyislander27   Sep 19, 2009, 1:14 PM

Re: Text pics too small

by mupi    Oct 2, 2009, 4:17 PM

It occurs to me that it may be an artifact of the resolution of the display. you've got a 800x480 display, and MMS pictures are only a small fraction of that (I want to say 160xsomething, but even if it is 320x240, that's going to be 1/4 of your screen size (1/2 of each dimension)(the 160xwhatever may be video...)). Videos are going to be even worse.

Having said that, of course, it's not really much of an excuse, since there's no reason that they couldn't scale the image up, however, you'd lose a lot of the apparent resolution doing so. how much? depends on the scaling routine. You should, however, be able to extract & save the picture onto your phone, and then open the picture viewer. I am guessing, since I don't have one, but at least on the Dare, the picture viewer can zoom, so you could zoom in to full screen, or near full screen, and see how it looks. I'd guess it will look pretty ugly. In essence what I am saying is that they are trying to keep you (and those you show MMS's to) from thinking your screen resolution sucks when in fact, it blows practically everything else out there out of the water.

In the FWIW category, the Dare (which also has a higher resolution screen than most phones, though not anywhere close to 480x800) does the same thing. I don't get tons of MMS messages, but those I do get, the image rarely fills the screen.

hth...Save & zoom is what I do on my Dare, if I really feel I need to...

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