Smartphones can take amazing pictures, and they can take really high quality, high-resolution images. However, sometimes getting those images to stay hi-res OFF the device can be tricky. If you want to send your photo entries to participate in our annual photo contest to have your cat featured in our calendars or to have made into a canvas print, or really any kind of photo print, then you want to make sure you’re giving us the best available size.
When mailing the image from your camera roll, Mail will ask you what size you want to send. Here it is step by step:
- When the image you want to send is open, click the share icon in the lower left corner and choose Mail.
- Add the recipients address, a subject line and type something in the message. You can leave some of those fields blank but that can flag the message as a potential threat or spam.
- When you click Send, a menu will pop up asking you what size to send it as. Do NOT select Large. That’s not really “large” it’s just large by email standards. You want the option that says “Actual Size” and as you can see from this screenshot, that’s the largest file size.
Now that you know how to save and send your hi-res smartphone pics, you are ready to sumbit some awesome entries!