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Original topic:

Photos too big on A20e

(Topic created on: 26/07/20 09:07)
ca32
Apprentice
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Galaxy A Series

I don't need photos bigger than 1MB and preferably smaller.  I don't want to contribute to global warming via unneccesary cloud storage.  The smallest my A20e camera takes is 2 or 3 MB and I don't want to have to use HEIC files.  I could get my previous phone to take photos sized around 200KB.  Without having to go through the tedious process of reducing the size after taking them, is there any way I can adjust my A20e phone settings to take smaller photos?

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Je655
Helping Hand
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Galaxy A Series

So i just tested about 7 different ones, i found two i liked if your unable to find one let me know what you think of these options

 

Cymera: you can add a camera widget to your home screen, worked good.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyworld.camera

 

Camera: worked will with no obvious issues

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=photo.android.hd.camera

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ca32
Apprentice
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Galaxy A Series

Thanks for testing them.  I appreciate someone who can provide a practical, positive solution. 

And maybe Samsung and the big guns will realise we don't all need to take high resolution selfies and photos of our last meal out!

Qwerty7
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Galaxy A Series

Install this app caller 'open camera' from play store. Launch it. Go to settings -> photo-> at the top select resolution. Make this 1080x1440 (lower if you want). Photos will now be ~ 500kb in size. If you want them to be even smaller, feel free to reduce the resultion even more, to something like 720x960.

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Je655
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Galaxy A Series

I would recommend staying away from "open camera" there are issues. The main issue i found before uninstalling it was when you turn on the flashlight from the in app options it gets stuck on with no option to turn it off. 

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Qwerty7
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Galaxy A Series

Odd, I've never got that issue before. In that case look at Footej camera, it's got a similar UI to the stock app and has an option to drastically reduce resolution

Je655
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Galaxy A Series

Footej camera 2 did work great for normal images and video.  No obvious issue with that one also.

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ca32
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Galaxy A Series

Ok thats good to know - many thanks.