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Picture Size

(Topic created on: 27/03/19 19:09)
Marcusdr
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Hi. On my old Galaxy phones there was always an option to change picture sizes for example 10 or 16 megapixels. Cant see anywhere with that option on S10+. Has anyone else found an option yet?

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theo23suki
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You are correct. I saw the presentation until the moment it took photos the rewrite work. It just forgot to turn on optimiser for s10
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Jinjur
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If you think the scene optimizer can do anything even remotely close..........you truly are deluded.

 

There is no replacement for high iso capability and sensor advancements as seen in the P30 Pro

 

Samsung had an opportunity here and just went with the same old in the camera department

 

Big mistake

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Vetri
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I keep the scene optimiser disabled for most of the times as I don’t think it’s even half effective as Mi phones, let alone Huawei and Google. Like you said what a let down especially 10th anniversary phones, and Huawei literally going crazy every year with total overhaul 

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theo23suki
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Ok, this is your opinion. But if you compare 3 phones to show that yours is the best do it activating full specs on all three. And dont worry I will use flash in no light to capture the best of every scene. 

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Jinjur
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That is dumb. The dumbest analogy ever.

 

Face it. S10 camera is absolutely and categorically no match for the P30 Pro. Not even close.

 

Do you think the P30 Pro used a flash?

theo23suki
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Sorry but I cannot. Visit Dxomark. Score Huawei P30 Pro camera 112. Score Samsung Galaxy S10 camera 109. Only 3 points different, oh my god. 

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theo23suki
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I didnt told you that it used flash. I told you that I will use flash in no light scenes with the samsung s10 to get the best results

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MirceaForce
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hope they will bring us this option ...it's a bug in my opinion every phone on the market has this option 

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Jasonrburgess
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Whether the P30 is better is irrelevant to those of us who chose the S10. I've come from a S7 and the only issue I have is the lack of resolution setting for photos, which is why I'm here. I was in two minds whether to jump to the Huawei, but I'm one of the few people who thinks Bixby is great, especially the routines options and voice command, which are better in places to Alexa.

ramaries
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On the s10 camera menu on the top, there's picture aspect setting [3/4]. Press that will allow you to select [3:4], [1:1], [6:19], [Full].

Cooloox
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The way to get the full 12MP on your S10 is to choose 4:3 ratio. It's actually a little over 12MP. If you choose Full - it's talking about the correct aspect ratio to fit your entire (full) screen. That turns out to be 9.1MP.

 

If you take a shot at each aspect ratio you'll be able to swipe each photo upwards, when viewing it, to see the pixel size it was shot at. HTH

Folacks
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Hi guys,

 

I just finally updated from S7 to S10. And I too just discovered that there is no option to amend reolsution like there had been on my S7.

 

Can we assume that this is the case permanently? 

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Cooloox
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What are you saying? It has already been discussed in this thread that you can change the resolution depending on what aspect ratio you choose. If you want the full 12MP of the S10, for example, then you have to shoot in 4:3 ratio, as that is the aspect ratio of the image sensor. Anything other than 4:3 has to crop into the image to provide the aspect ratio you desire. E.g. 16:9 or even 3:2 are slimmer formats (less square) than 4:3. You cannot extend the number of physical pixels to change the aspect ratio, you can only crop into what is actually there.

 

So yes, we can close this matter and agree that the camera 'does' offer varying resolutions based on aspect ratio.

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Jasonrburgess
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I think there is a misunderstanding and my original post was from last year. The Camera settings allow you to set the resolution of the video from front and rear cameras, but you can not set the resolution for photos, which you could do on S7 Edge that I previously owned.

Folacks
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@Jasonrburgess wrote:

I think there is a misunderstanding and my original post was from last year. The Camera settings allow you to set the resolution of the video from front and rear cameras, but you can not set the resolution for photos, which you could do on S7 Edge that I previously owned.


That is exactly how I understood your message. This is what I was wantign clarity about as well. As with all my previous samsung phones, there was always an option to set resolution for photos.

 

But it seems that what people are saying is that with S10 & others the removal of that function is deliberate because the aspect ratio is now connected to resolution as a default. Is that corret @cooloox? If that is the case then understood but I am sure you can appreciate that this is a significant change for those who are used to having both functions present.

 

A general question also is how does samsung manage to keep the file sizes so small even for 4:3 ratio pictures? 

 

 

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Cooloox
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Hi Jason, on the S10 the different aspect ratios which affect image dimensions apply to both photo and videos. If you go into the "camera settings" you will only see options for various video sizes... however, when you are in the "camera screen" (where you take photos) you can change the aspect ratio at the top of the screen and that affects photos. I just looked on my S8+ and that offers different resolutions in the camera Settings for video and photos separately. I think the older Samsung phones had even more options, but I could be wrong.

 

The file sizes are small as Samsung seems to be compressing the files with a really good algorithym which retains a lot of detail and reduces file sizes significantly at the same time. If you shoot at a higher ISO you will see the file size increase slightly, but still a small file size overall.

 

I hope you are enjoying using your phone's camera. I only really use mine for grabbing a quick shot to show someone something, as I prefer using my DSLRs and mirrorless cameras for anything serious. The cameras in these phones are fantastic for sharing stuff, that's for sure.

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Db131
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I had the same issue. Took it to a shop but the guy said he is an Iphone user so didn't know. Don't know why he works selling phones.  I worked out its the options of aspect at the top. Ie 4:3h shows you the res it will use. Play with different settings and see the photo size you get

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Johnbryce3
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You can get picture sizes from about 300KB to 900KB by using the Instagram mode instead of Photo mode, on my S10e. The downside is you're stuck in portrait orientation.  But at least you have smaller file sizes when you need it. Shame on Samsung for inability to change resolution in whatever aspect ratio. 

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Etex
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Yes , shame for samsung. I have s8+, note 9, and s10+. In room condition, standar shoot, my s8+ and note9 way more better quality foto than s10+.. its shame shame shame..  except if use night mode, s10+ more better..

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Cooloox
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That is weird, what are you finding inferior about the S10+? I have the S10 and an S8+ and the S10 is significantly better.

 

I did comparison tests when I first bought the S10, but I just did another quick test now. I photographed a set of containers used for storing spices, or sugar, coffee etc. They are pure white with an intricate, very fine blue pattern on them. The S10 image is much much sharper and brings out the fine details far better. The S8+ has a shallower depth of field as the focal length is longer than the normal camera on the S10 and it may have a faster aperture (I can't remember what each camera has in terms of aperture). In terms of colour, the auto-white balance on the S10 is doing a better job than the S8+. The containers are in a yellowish light and the S8+ image looks identical to the real objects "in that light", as though the WB was set to daylight, but it isn't. However, the whole purpose of auto-white balance is to correct colours to look how they would look in neutral lighting. The S10 shows the white containers as white, which is what they really are. The blue looks more accurate too.

 

There is no doubt that the S10 cameras are a big jump up from the camera in the S8+ in terms of sharpness, detail and colour accuracy.

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JPS1130
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If it is about the size of the saved file there is a "Save options and a toggle for HEIF (High Efficiency image) that will save space when taking a pic, check out the cautionary info too.

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