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Dropbox for iOS updated to handle higher resolution photos

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Dropbox for iOS updated to handle higher resolution photos
For both Android and iOS users, Dropbox has been offering automatic uploading of photographs from mobile devices for several months. Unfortunately for iPhone users, the iOS version of Dropbox had been scaling down the images when they were saved to the camera roll – sometimes quite dramatically. Sharp-eyed iPhone users viewing images on the camera roll weren’t too happy when their Retina Screens showed the clear loss in resolution.

That has now been addressed in the latest app update, which brings Dropbox for iOS to version 1.5.6. IN addition to retaining the original photo resolution, the app UI has also received the iPhone 5 treatment, allowing it to scale natively to the taller screen of the newest iDevice.

While image resolution is now maintained, you should note that they are still compressed to save virtual space. Thus the Dropbox updated may still not appeal to prosumer users who pay attention to fine detail structure and color accuracy in their photographs. There’s also a tradeoff with the update – while more of the image fidelity is maintained now, the time to save a photo has increased quite a bit. So users who were already satisfied with the quality of the images and value speed more than image quality may want to hold off on the update for the time being.

Anyone else can hit up the source link below to get started with the newest version of Dropbox.

source: App Store via Engadget

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 11:58 1

1. PAPINYC (Posts: 2171; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


This is great, I need added support for those high resolution Purple pics'.

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