Enable upload of full-size, full-resolution photos
Milo Rankin commented
What are you people using? I'm on a 920 with WP8, and I can send pictures at whatever size I wish.
seriously and why is the skydrive auto highres upload only supported in a few countries?!?! what possible rationale is behind that?!?
Gaatje Nietsaan commented
Tanj Bennett commented
Pointless to have a good camera and not be able to email originals or upload to other apps. Instead you have to set the option to use WiFI and then wait until your phone has been in a wifi zone and then use a PC to really work with the photos .. that is just so last century. A smartphone should be capable of sending originals.
I have a lumia 920 and It doesn't work!
WP8 allows syncing of full resolution images to skydrive when connected over wifi
Just give the user the choice of what dimension / image compression they wish to send/share the image. Sometimes I want to email a full sized photograph (esp when I'm on wifi), sometimes I just want to email an 800 x 600 image when I'm out and about. The ability to do so is already in the OS because it chooses one dimension/compression for email, and another dimension for skydrive.
Sharing photos via any service (social, email etc) as well as the option to upload all photos automatically to SkyDrive should be in the original size/format. At the very least there should be a system setting that allows for "Transfer Photos at Original Size" with a warning that data transfer will be higher (because naturally people will complain if they aren't warned). I have an LTE phone with great camera (Lumia 900) and yet sharing to Facebook the photos look like they were taken on a 5 year old blackberry, not cool at all....
An Duy commented
iOS let its user choose which resolution they wish to email their photos in. So unless Microsoft updates this quickly, they'll lose an important point.
This is very important for us!
I need to mail the pictures in full size and full resolution!
I agree 100%. Full resolution picture uploads are a must.
Since SkyDrive turned off social update on the Mobile uploads folder, I would also like to be able to chose the folder to upload to...one that has social feeds turned on! Especially if you allow full resolution photos...give users the control of the folder permissions
Definitely needs to be done. I was almost shocked to see my pictures were resized to a basically useless size during upload to SkyDrive. If iCloud can do it...
Vadim Kantorov commented
This is a big issue when "scanning" a document with the standard camera app.
This should really be a choice and default to full-size. I have free full 3G connection and the pictures are not abusive data transfer. It would be nice also to be a choice to sync them over wifi automatically as well for those with limited 3G connection.
Picture quality is bad enough on cell phones already, by the time you reduce the resolution the image is completely worthless. The only value this currently has is if you captured some truly magical moment and your phone gets nuked...well at least you have some version of it left to remind you of the amazing photo you once had.
Having the option would be ideal for folks to choose depending on their wireless plans. And you could have an option of doing the full-res upload over wifi. Personally I don't feel the low-res image has much value at all.
Barranger Ridler commented
this is a huge issue for me