November 7, 2010
With iOS 4, Apple has given users more control over the quality of images they share through email. It's very convenient, and the old iOS 3 days, where we had to copy and paste images into emails to get the highest quality, are now far behind us. However, with AT&T's new limited data plans, you might want to be careful about what you send. With the arrival of iOS 4 on the iPad, specifically iOS 4.2, our iPads are getting the image quality setting feature as well. It's not the quite the same as on the iPhone, which just prompts you before your email goes out. Instead, you'll be getting a new field in the new message creation screen, which indicates the size of your email. If you tap it, you'll be presented with a selection of sizes for your pictures. The settings themselves are the same. Namely: "Small," "Medium," "Large" or "Actual Size." Also, your setting will apply to all the pictures, and no separate tuning is allowed in the same email. Expect this functionality on your iPad (with iOS 4.2) in the next week or two.