The 401st Blow :: Thoughts On Media

iOS4 Blurry Photo Fix

Posted in Technology by Noah Harlan on June 22, 2010

If you’re like me, you were thrilled to get the new iOS4 update for your iPhone. Tons of great new features.

That being said, there was a problem. The first time many people synced (and this happened to me), all your iPhone photos were downgraded in resolution so they were completely blurry. Potentially terrifying!

Fortunately, don’t be too concerned. It’s a glitch, but your photos are fine and it’s easy to fix. Here’s what you do:

  1. Find your “iPhoto Library”. For most users it will be in your “Pictures” folder.
  2. Right-click (or control-click) on the folder and select “show package contents.” The finder will now show you a folder that is the reality of what’s inside your iPhoto Library.
  3. In there you’ll find a folder called “iPod Photo Cache”.
  4. Delete that!
  5. Now sync your device again and you should be good to go with nice, full resolution images.

One other nice benefit for me? That Cache folder was 1.3GB in size and now, after doing this, it’s only 300MB so I got an extra GB of storage space… bonus!

Let me know how this goes for you or if you’ve found other glitches & fixes.

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