thank you for the info. If I understand correctly, the photo size that is ideal for the iPad 3 is 1536 x 2048. So for a general size photos, my photos need cropping at 5in x 7in @ 300ppi ?
Hi again Anthony
- well, the iPad will resize images when imported to 'optimize' each for viewing on the device, so checking their 'size' on the iPad w/ one of the apps mentioned in my previous post would be helpful. What is most important in this typical 'downsizing' on the iPad is that its main purpose is for viewing photos (and not for storage of a large number at their original size - if you want to keep your images at their maximum pixel density, then use a computer, an attached hard drive, and/or an appropriate cloud service).
Since the iPad will automatically 'downsize' your larger photos, then reducing each to the size mentioned in your post (i.e. 5" x 7") may not be necessary - all that I can say is try to make a few 'smaller' and give it a try - no promises here. Also, keep in mind that the chart I posted is more important in understanding pixel size when printing out images - the 300 ppi translates to 300 dpi which is a standard for printing images w/ good resolution (of course requires a LOT more pixels); however, the pixel density needed on a computer monitor is much less (72 ppi is often used although the iPad w/ retina display portrays at a much higher pixel number).
My bottom line - first, 'Restart' or 'Reset' your iPad just to see if that makes a difference; second, downsize a handful of your images & put them on the iPad just to see if the change in size helps; and finally, don't use your iPad as the main 'storage location' for you high pixel density photos - you may want to print some out at sizes larger that just 5" x 7" (e.g. I print out some of my travel photos at 8" x 10" and then make my own frames - my digital camera takes images up to 14 MP - usually a 5 MP+ size reduction gives me a nice photo). Please post back your results and if you still have questions, then ask away - this stuff is really confusing! Dave