saving pictures to iphone from Safari

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marc Heusser, Jan 12, 2009.

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    Marc Heusser Guest

    Marc Heusser, Jan 12, 2009
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    Mike Guest

    Don't forget you have to be viewing the pic on your iphone ;-)

    Mike, Jan 12, 2009
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    Larry Guest

    Larry, Jan 12, 2009
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    Marc Heusser Guest

    That was too easy ;-)
    You can make it foolproof but not engineerproof :)

    Still: I find it does reduce resolution while saving - have you tried
    with the above link?
    (Sea weather for the North Sea)

    I find the picture afterwards in the camera roll, but with much reduced
    resolution, even if I enlarge it beforehand to full screen.
    I need to see the "feathers" of the lines, because the do indicate wind
    strength (every longer stroke is 10 knots, every short one 5).

    Is there a setting or another way to keep full resolution (640x478
    pixels for the above link)?


    Marc Heusser, Jan 14, 2009
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    Marc Heusser Guest

    That is exactly why I like to have the pictures when on sea ;-)
    They do provide those for now, +24h, +48h, +72h for the North sea and
    the Baltic sea.
    Ate least in the Baltic sea between Germany, Denmark, Sweden the
    coverage of the mobile network is almost complete.

    Marc Heusser, Jan 14, 2009
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    Marc Stibane Guest

    That's just a limitation of the "Camera" application.
    Open the "Photos" application and select the camera roll.
    Marc Stibane, Jan 14, 2009
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    Marc Heusser Guest

    Following up on this:
    The above map's web address would indicate it is a jpg picture, but when
    I download it on my MacBook Pro Graphic converter says the following
    about it (png):

    640x478 pixel
    16 colors (4 bit) sorted
    memory 156.9 KB
    File format: PNG
    File length: 21.4 KB
    compression 1:7

    (Or more details here:
    ---- ExifTool ----
    ExifTool Version Number : 7.52
    ---- File ----
    File Name :
    Directory : /Users/marc/Desktop
    File Size : 21 kB
    File Modification Date/Time : 2009:01:16 14:48:19+01:00
    File Type : PNG
    MIME Type : image/png
    ---- PNG ----
    Image Width : 640
    Image Height : 478
    Bit Depth : 4
    Color Type : Palette
    Compression : Deflate/Inflate
    Filter : Adaptive
    Interlace : Noninterlaced
    Palette : (Binary data 48 bytes, use -b option
    to extract)
    Pixels Per Unit X : 72
    Pixels Per Unit Y : 72
    Pixel Units : Unknown
    Comment : XWDUMP.XWD
    Create-date : 2009-01-16T04:08:18+00:00
    Modify-date : 2009-01-16T04:08:18+00:00
    ---- Composite ----
    Image Size : 640x478

    Trouble is, when I tap and hold and save, the resolution is reduced on
    the iPhone so much, I cannot read the important information anymore (try
    it yourself). This would be useful for offline viewing Š

    Is there any way to preserve the resolution?


    Marc Heusser, Jan 16, 2009
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    Marc Heusser Guest

    Unfortunately no: See my separate post.
    Opening with Photos does not help.
    It probably has to do with the picture being a png (4bit) instead of jpg.

    Marc Heusser, Jan 16, 2009
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    Marc Heusser Guest

    I am happy to report that since the update of the iPhone to OS version
    2.1.1 I can save the above mentioned picture just fine with the simple
    method above without reducing resolution :)

    (the picture is a 4 bit PNG with a color palette, in spite of its name)

    Great news for me, as it gives a four day weather report with all the
    necessary information by downloading just four 21 kB pictures (same for
    Baltic, North Sea, Atlantic ...)

    Marc Heusser, Jan 28, 2009
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    Larry Guest

    Marc, here's the coolest weather gadget I've ever seen from Finnish company
    It's a maemo applet running on our desktop of the tablets. What's so cool
    about it is it interfaces with the N810 internal or N800 external GPS so as
    you travel you are always looking at the latest 5 day weather forcast for
    the spot you're standing on from the closest weather station....fully
    automatically. It multitasks with any of our GPS apps like Maemo Mapper or
    Wayfinder mapping system without interference. You can also pick any city
    on the planet from a massive menu and it will switch to that city from the
    config menu at a touch for looking ahead to your destination.

    The company are weather professionals and have a great Symbian app for
    Nokia S60 phones and a non-OS specific Flash mini app anyone can run who
    supports Flash.

    Foreca provides weather data to places like Google and AOL across Europe.
    They now are providing Russian data to Google:

    The crazies even have Weather in Latin???

    Foreca for Maemo tablets and the data to feed them is free.....
    Larry, Jan 29, 2009
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    Marc Heusser Guest

    That does look nice indeed - there are similar apps for the iPhone.

    I am specifically interested in sea weather, and also offline viewing it.
    For that purpose up to now I found the following sources on the web and
    on the iPhone best around Europe - but glad for any new pointers: (Web, German weather service with very nice weather maps)
    windguru (Czech, both on the web and as iPhone app) (Norwegian, both on the web and as iPhone app)

    There are very nice apps for other kinds of weather, such as the Swiss
    snow report on the iPhone.

    Marc Heusser, Jan 29, 2009
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    Larry Guest

    I don't have much to cover Europe. Here at home, this is my most
    important mobile weather site:
    Having realtime radar available wherever there is Alltel. You can get
    this radar coverage from any US station by just changing the kclx for
    that station's callsign. The current satellite image on:
    is also hard to beat for looking ahead. There's even a loop to play.

    Alltel gets about 20 miles offshore of the South Carolina coast if I
    haul the little Z6m up the mast 55' in a waterproof bag on a halyard.
    The cells reach the phone up there, while the phone's Bluetooth DUN
    reaches my N800 Linux tablets in the boat, even inside the cabin through
    the fiberglass. This lets us have live weather radar, and fair internet
    service, as we approach the coast or sail along it. It also lets me
    have offshore phone service by using my Skype account through the mast-
    top little modem, giving the crew access to phone calls home a lot
    further out.

    The phone sits quite protected in one of those marine VHF walkie talkie
    protective plastic pouches available from most chandlers and marine
    discount stores. It has a hanging device to clip to the halyard and I
    tie off the halyard to keep it a couple of feet away from the mast to
    put the phone out in the clear hanging down to keep the aluminum mast
    from blocking the signal. The boat is an Amel Sharki 41' ketch so
    there's plenty of places to tie it off to. I only haul it down to
    recharge while I sleep.

    Farther from shore, we go back to WEFAX printing using HF-FAX software
    from Germany on a Dell Latitude notebook with little HP printer plugged
    into the headphone jack of the boat's Icom M-802 150 watt HF
    transceiver. Of course, the pictures aren't as good but are very
    usable. My friend Skip, on S/V "Flying Pig", a Morgan 46' cruising
    ketch, has a full-time 138Mhz direct weather satellite receiver hooked
    to his laptop and gets beautiful weather satellite photos directly off
    the satellites over the Equator. An odd-looking helical antenna on his
    solar array mount works great from anywhere he travels, even high
    latitudes in Maine.

    It's not my boat. It belongs to an English friend from Atlanta I met on
    the docks years ago. I look after it, and 3 others for other out-of-
    town owners, when he's back making the big $$$ it takes to keep it
    afloat. When one of the yachties says, "Good morning, Captain.", my
    response is "OH, no...I'm not taking the blame for anything! I'm just
    the Chief Engineer."....(c;] My pay is going to sea, which I love.

    It's my boat when something's broken or the engine won't start.....
    Larry, Jan 29, 2009
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