How can I share hi res images via text message?

Episode 1202 (51:13)

Tom from Ohio

Tom wants to know if there's any way to send images via text without degrading the quality. Leo says no. Texting compresses the image because of data limits via SMS. It's just a smaller pipe. He could email it and choose a larger size, or upload it to a website like Flickr or Google Photos and then send someone a link. Air Drop is another option if he's within proximity of the person he wants to share the image with. He can also double check the resolution of the images he shoots, or use an alternative messaging program like Google's. Another issue could be the carrier, which may have its own limitations. Sending a link to the photo is always a better way.

Alternative messaging apps include Avocado, Whats App, and Kik.