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Posted: October 11 2012 at 10:50pm | IP Logged Quote Rigmarol

Have you considered possibly using a photo hosting site like It realy is a great way to share your photos, not just
here either it works anywhere.

I've got hundred of photos on my account and haven't run out of room

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Posted: October 12 2012 at 6:38am | IP Logged Quote twillis

Paul, when my phone is in "take picture mode" there is an options menu. On that menu there is an item that allows you to save the picture to internal or external memory. The default is internal. If you change that to external you can then use the card reader Rig mentioned to get your pictures. Again I don't have that problem because my phone isn't capable of high enough resolution to cause pictures to be resized when texted.

Also, when viewing pictures in "My Pictures" there is an options menu. One of the options is to move a picture from internal to external memory allowing you get existing pictures off.

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Posted: October 12 2012 at 7:18am | IP Logged Quote Paul5388

Terry, my Samsung doesn't exactly have those options, but I did find a couple to try. We'll see and thanks for the help!

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Posted: October 22 2012 at 8:25am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Phone cameras are very convenient, but most phone cameras do not have very good resolution. A phone/camera with a micro SD card is the easiest way to transfer pictures.

I have noticed that the new phones will do almost anything but wash windows and consistently complete a phone call.
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Posted: December 22 2012 at 5:49pm | IP Logged Quote getsmart

That is sound advice Rig, Thanks.

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Posted: March 04 2014 at 10:49pm | IP Logged Quote landtoy80

My Iphone 5 takes great pic even closeups are great. I just found a feature called HDR High Dynamic Range. I still dont know how it works but it greatly improves pic quality in many conditions. On the Iphone 5 you have to turn on the HDR. The camera takes a pic in digital and HDR so you can see the difference. I will start using it to see what it does.

This pic not in HDR but is great even with a crappy dirty phone cover over the lens, it turned out great.

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Posted: November 04 2014 at 8:54am | IP Logged Quote viktor

Say cheeeese, we are about to shoot our Browning.
We know what you meant though, although Brownie is an
ooold camera... wow
I love those.

There are good tips which I have picked up while working
with film, this makes even greater difference with
digital cameras.

Use more light. The more light the sharper the
picture will be, experiment with position of light.
Try NOT to use built in flash, unless you have no other

For most impressive difference:
Be very still taking a picture, especially in low light
conditions. Prop yourself or your camera against a
steady object. Focus, when ready reach for the trigger
very gently, no sudden movements, surprise break, follow
Think of it like shooting a rifle.

I had some impressive pictures taken this way with sub
megapixel cameras...

If your subject is moving or if you are taking a picture
from a moving platform, unless you want to capture
motion blur:
Pan the camera while tracking the subject with some
lead space
for the the subject in viewfinder and trigger the camera

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Posted: November 19 2014 at 11:26am | IP Logged Quote Pinsnscrews

Going to add some info here.

Thanks to my wife's need to take Ebay photos, and
resisting actually using a camera, I have learned there
are wonderful attachments and accessories for Most
Smartphones today.

There is a table top tripod available that cradles your
phone. This allows you to frame out the picture, and then
use the timer function to take the photo, leaving out the
user shake. gws_rd=ssl#tbm=shop&q=iphone+5+tripod+mount">Example of
Tripods for iPhone5

There is an adapter that allows you to use your
smartphone with Scopes and Spotting Scopes. Search Ebay
and Amazon for those as the prices vary widely. I have
seen them as low as $20 and as high as $125. The price
equates more on the accuracy of the fit to phone and the
ring that attaches to the scope. The higher dollar ones
have adjustable rings.
Shopping List of Scope Adapters for iPhone5

There are stick on/clamp on/slip on lenses that can be
purchased. I have a set from my iPhone4 that I have
adapted for use with my iPhone5 rather than buying
another set for the 5. This gives Macro/Fisheye/and a 5x
Telescopic lens. Different lens kits for the different
phones are available, and prices range from $4.99 and up
to over $100 depending on lens feature, phone, and
quality of the lens.
gws_rd=ssl#q=lenses+for+iphone5&tbm=shop">Example Shopping
List of Lenses from Google for iPhone5
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