Use Email to Reduce Photo Size on iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
If you ever need to upload a photo from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to LGF that’s larger than the allowed 400K and you don’t have an app to do resize for you, here’s a quick and easy workaround using email.
Note: The following only applies to fairly large images, like those taken with your device’s camera. With smaller images you won’t be given the option to resize when trying to email them. I’m not sure what the exact cut-off point is, but hopefully it’s less than 400K.
Emailing a photo from an iPad
Step 1: Go into your photos and choose the image you want to send. Now hit the little options arrow that let’s you choose what you want to do with it. Once you choose “Email Photo”, it’ll embed the image into an email.
Off to the right, at the end of the CC/BCC field, you should see your image info as shown below (it may be different on newer iPads—mine is ancient). Tap it.
Step 2: You should now be presented with options to resize it. Choose one and then mail it to yourself.
Once you receive it, just tap the photo to select it and you’ll see the option to save it.
Emailing a photo from an iPhone/iPod Touch
As with the iPad, you go into your photos and choose the image you want to send, then hit the options arrow that let’s you choose to email it. Once you fill out the “To” field—which is the only field that must be filled out—you can simply hit “Send” and it’ll automagically present you with resizing options.
As with the iPad, once you receive it just tap the photo to select it and you’ll see the option to save it.
As Charles mentioned in the thread that prompted me to create this Page, there’s a $2 app that looks like it can do batch resizing, so you might want to take a look at it. I said I wasn’t going to buy another app, but on second thought…