I only need about 500 pixels of a photo to publish a full-sized photo in this blog template. Most photos can easily be cropped to make it a better image.
The image here started out as 2592 x 1944 – 5MP. The 8 MP image in my Motorola Droid X is 3264 x 2448.
Likewise, pixel zooming before shooting a picture in a smartphone is cropping a photo before you shoot.
Knowing where the zoom slider corresponds with image pixil size will allow you to maximize the distance from your subject.
The larger the image in a phone camera, the greater the ability there is to zoom.
Know the maximum zoom ability of your smartphone by shooting a photo at various zooms and looking at the pixel size of the images.
On the Nexus, this is in the properties menu for each photo.
The Nexus has an advantage of shooting many frames (about 6-10) in a second which can be useful to shoot first and edit later.
Using quick links from the phone gallery, I send the photo directly to a post in WordPress.
Quick links work the same way in earlier versions of Android.
I give the photo a title, describe what it is and publish the post.
WordPress for Android allows you to size the photo in the post with a visual interface before publishing.
I swap over to my twitter client that has a built-in link shortener and publish the tweet.
I publish to my own feed first to make sure the link works, then retweet into @ydrcom
Alternative use of this app for journalists:
–Type up posts on your phone or tablet (post photos) and save as a draft to work on later or when you have time. Revisit during the day.
—Post ideas(copy/paste from phone)/tweets/events real-time and expand later. You can always clean it up later on the web. Call it a raw feed.
–Copy/paste related comments, tweets, facebook and Google+ traffic (from your phone) back from multiple platforms where you originally shared the blog link, into the related blog post and expand on them. Retweet!
–Update edited posts to a current time the way facebook and G+ does to push active content to the top of your blog when it happens.
The process constantly points traffic back to your blog after the initial post