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    Help with an iPhone picture thing

    My girlfriend goes out to Capitol Reef and around with old friends. She just informs me that one of friends wants 20x30 sort of size out of iPhone picture emailed that is a small jpeg, 480x something or other pixels, 72dpi, you know, small. I say I need bigger (haha, yeah, funny), and she says that's it. I really don't want to let this be a wedge, so, I need advice, cause these people are just, like, "print it". It really looks like shit on anything bigger than 5x7. So, I'm not an iPhone user, I'm Pixel 2, so I don't know. Is there a larger file on the actual phone and this is just a compression? A phone that's 500 miles away? Is there something in the cloud?

    I have a 17 inch printer, so, 17x22 is max. No way this should go there.

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    If it was emailed, iphone's mail program asks what size to send attachment. She should have said "actual size" to get the biggest. That size varies with which iphone it came from (based on the quality of camera that iteration of phone has).

    for reference, 20" x 30" at 300dpi minimum for printing images well
    you need an image measuring 6,000 pixels x 9,000 pixels

    you can get away with 150dpi, but it doesn't look crisp: 3,500 x 4,500

    or on your printer:
    5,100 x 6,600 minimum for best
    2,550 x 3,300 minimum for mediocre

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    Yeah, I know what's required. But this ain't it. I just got second hand she sent actual size. But, I'm dealing with technical cretins here, at least as photos are concerned.

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    Help with an iPhone picture thing

    Yea, I’m calling bs that the largest size of the image is 480xsomething. Unless she has an original iphone. lol

    Here are two screenshots I just took uploading the same image to TGR and attaching to email. Taken with an iphone 10xs for reference.

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    Ask again for the full size, and of course, let us know how it goes.

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    Have the friend resend the original to your phone. Ask her to choose “actual size” when she does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Yeah, I know what's required. But this ain't it. I just got second hand she sent actual size. But, I'm dealing with technical cretins here, at least as photos are concerned.
    what version iPhone dude.
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    People with iPhones are the worst at sharing pictures at full size, ime. They will text photos and videos, not realizing that for non iphone users, they come through in shitty quality. And when I ask for them to email the full size version, it's hit or miss whether I get the full size version.
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    I hate texting, absolutely hate it, but sometimes I'm forced into it. What's insult to injury is when I phone users "like" a text. Then I get another fucking text telling me that they liked or hearted or some shit my text. Wrong thread, I know, but the hate is real. They just assume that logic based devices have this "feature".
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