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Instagram on Android- Picture Quality ***Fixed in 4.1 and alternate fix on page 7***

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14th September 2012, 10:52 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, I know a lot of you hate on Instagram so please move on.

I was looking at my pictures and found that Instagram was destroying my pictures a little bit in excess of what I would normally find respectable for such a software.

So today I took a picture I shot with my 5DMKII (DSLR) and did the following...

I took my I9300, open instagram, applied no filter and this is what came out:



Then I used a iPod 4th gen I got today for cheap and did the SAME thing, this is what came out:



WTF is wrong with the Android app ? Is this a SGSIII issue or is everyone on Android affected. This is really horrible.

This is the same picture using Eyeem : http://www.eyeem.com/thumb/h/682/555...2b0-1347659393
This is the original picture I used : http://goo.gl/hMun0
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15th September 2012, 12:11 AM   |  #2  
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Err is it my eyes? I don't see any differences bro, could you describe it on words?

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15th September 2012, 12:15 AM   |  #3  
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i see that the picture from the ipod comes out sharper, as you can see it looks less pixelated.
I've come across this at one point in my own head, like maybe its an android affected problem.
15th September 2012, 12:19 AM   |  #4  
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I, too, have noticed this, and am starting to believe a conspiracy is growing. My pictures look incredible on my phone, then once I upload them to instagram....its pixelated. I have found that screenshots are even worse.

Maybe, its the type of image it gets saved as in the phones directory. Can anyone confirm this?

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15th September 2012, 01:12 AM   |  #5  
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I believe it's a compression issue

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Err is it my eyes? I don't see any differences bro, could you describe it on words?

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Look at it on a computer. Full size. It's horrible the Instagram pictures have jagged edges all over the picture.
15th September 2012, 03:30 PM   |  #7  
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Instagram app for android uploads a crappy downsized version of the modified original. What I do is go to the Instagram folder with my favorite gallery browser where you'll find the hi-res version and upload that one instead.
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Instagram app for android uploads a crappy downsized version of the modified original. What I do is go to the Instagram folder with my favorite gallery browser where you'll find the hi-res version and upload that one instead.

Ok you mean, after editing the image before uploading it to Instagram, i should cancel it then uploads the saved Instagram image and upload that one instead??

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Instagram app for android uploads a crappy downsized version of the modified original. What I do is go to the Instagram folder with my favorite gallery browser where you'll find the hi-res version and upload that one instead.

The quality of that one still sucks and is not on par with the iOS version.
17th September 2012, 05:45 AM   |  #10  
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I've sent an email to instagram, will see what they have to say.

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