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    Default Compress Pictures Right From iOS With 'Small4MMS'

    Screenshot left: Before – Screenshot right: After

    If you send a lot of pictures via e-mail, MMS, or iMessage, you might find that the large file sizes can cause the messages to take a while to send. This is because it takes a while for those large files to get uploaded to the servers you’re sending them to. Luckily, there is a new free jailbreak tweak available in Cydia today called Small4MMS by iOS developer iOSHack and it allows you to compress pictures right from your Camera Roll in iOS.

    Shown above is a before and after image displaying what the file-size of a particular photograph was prior to using and after using the tweak. Small4MMS actually adds a new option to the Action Menu in the Photos application that says, “Shrink it!” and it includes the current file size. The compression makes it much easier to send photographs to people via MMS, iMessage, and e-mail because it takes a lot less time to upload the smaller files to the necessary servers.



    When you tap on the “Shrink it!” button, you will be notified by an alert (shown above) that lets you know that the shrunken file was saved to your Camera Roll. The smaller photograph file is actually a separate file from the original photograph, so you will always have a copy of the original and the compressed version. This is good, because compression will distort the clarity of the image, so you are going to want to keep the original photograph for yourself because it is of the highest quality of the bunch.

    Small4MMS is a great idea and solves a pretty big problem. Hopefully it will assist you in speeding up your photo-sharing needs anywhere that you may need to upload photographs that are large in file-size. For a free tweak, I’d say it’s worth grabbing. It has no options to configure.

    Name: Small4MMS
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: iOSHack
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5

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    I wonder how it shows up on the other end... Size wise I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
    I wonder how it shows up on the other end... Size wise I mean.
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
    I wonder how it shows up on the other end... Size wise I mean.
    Compressed, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
    Compressed, of course.
    What about the quality of that compression? Can we get screenshots of a picture before and after compression?

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    It's a free tweak,nothing like trying it yourself to see the quality and everything else about it.

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    Awesome!

    Check out WW2 for iOS 8 - Widget-Weather 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by HovikGas View Post
    What about the quality of that compression? Can we get screenshots of a picture before and after compression?
    I'll try it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HovikGas View Post
    What about the quality of that compression? Can we get screenshots of a picture before and after compression?
    It's not horridly noticeable, however it is distinguishable. I didn't include pictures because the iPod touch's 1 megapixel camera is already low quality so the quality difference will be hard to see.

    Try it out (It's free!)
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 09-07-2012 at 10:47 AM.

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    So it definitely does decrease the quality of the image. Not horribly but it is noticeable. I will add that it was almost instant in sending.
    I'll upload some images when I get home

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    It did save 4 seconds in sending a compressed photo to myself compared to the original photo. You need to compress the photo(s)first in the photo app and then choose the compressed photo to email or text it.

    In my test, both the original and compressed photos that were received appeared identical. I assumed the compressed photo would actually be smaller and it wasn't.

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    I think I'll pass on saving the 4 seconds. If it's worth sending,I want to send the best quality available. Don't want people to think I'm using an Android.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    I think I'll pass on saving the 4 seconds. If it's worth sending,I want to send the best quality available. Don't want people to think I'm using an Android.
    lol

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