Photo File Size Discrepancies
This applies to my iphone 4S and my wife's iphone 4: Can anyone tell my why photos consume more space on the iphone than on my PC? Example: According to iTunes, the amount of space consumed by photos on my phone is 2.9GB. By comparison the same photos on my PC only consume's the following: Photostream 35.1 MB, the photos I've loaded from my old phone 557 MB. The phone is using over 3 times the amount of space to store the pix. It would not be a big deal but considering that I only have a 16GB phone and my wife has a 8GB, I feel like we are getting rooked out of storage space. Anyone have any answers or a possible fix to this?
- 02-20-2012, 10:55 PM #2
Thanks for responding. For simplicity sake, after i posted the original message I removed all of my photos from the phone except my camera roll. The camera roll has 175 pics and photo stream has 3 pics according to the iPhone. iTunes now shows there is 3.5GB of photos on my phone. The photo stream folder on my PC shows as 327 MB. There are no other copies of these photos or photo stream in any other location on my PC.
iTunes shows Audio 1.54 GB, Photos 3.5GB, Apps 4.5GB, Other .78GB, and free space 3.4 GB(16GB phone).
On the iPhone under Settings>General>About: 402 songs, 4 videos, 174 photos, 46 apps, 3.3 GB available.
I hope this helps.
- 03-08-2012, 11:36 PM #4
- 03-09-2012, 12:20 AM #5
I don't know if this will work for everyone else, but I got tired of dealing with it so synced all my pictures to my PC, deleted all the pics from my phone, reset iCloud, then did the old drag and drop to the dcim folder from the folder where I have all the pics stored on my PC. It is kind of a pain in the a$$ but it works. Now iTunes only shows .72 GB of photos on the phone.
To answer your question Peligro911, I don't remember exactly, but when I looked in the dcim folder every one of the photos were double to triple in size from the exact same pic saved on my PC. I read somewhere in Apple's forum that iTunes "optimizes" photos that are synced to the phone so I don't know if this has anything to do with it. I'm not a conspiracy theorist and whether intentional or not, I kind of get the feeling that I was getting screwed out of valuable memory space. Next upgrade, I will be moving to at least the 32GB model but for now I just have to optimize every MB of space I have with minimal compromise.
- 03-11-2012, 10:54 PM #7