A question about pictures taken with the iPhone 5.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eckscaliber, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    Why is there such a gap on the top and bottom of pictures I take with my phone? Has every iPhone had this gap? I thought pictures taken with the iphone filled up the whole screen.
     

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  2. chambone macrumors 6502a

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  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    On my phone, this occurs when taking the picture in "landscape" orientation, but then viewing them in "portrait" orientation.

    Meaning you took the picture with the phone rotated sideways, but you're viewing it in normal position.

    Rotate the phone 90 degrees left or right. Now look at the picture.
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    The iPhone screen got taller this year. But the camera is still a regular camera and works the same as it always has.
     
  6. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    My Nikon DSLR takes pictures in 16:9 and they fill up the entire screen when viewed in my iPhone.
     
  7. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    I lol'd.
    At work even.


    People are staring...
     
  8. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    right - its 16:9
     
  9. Eckscaliber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The picture was taken in portrait mode. I never use landscape. I expect the phone to fill the screen with the image that I've taken with it. I suppose I am asking too much. Lame.

    Also, instead of making a phone shaped like a ladder, Apple should have made it a little wider as well. A few millimeter's would make a nice difference.
     
  10. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Thats the way it is - you bought it. (well maybe someone gave it to you)

    My comment may seem rude - but it certainly is true.
     
  11. Steevie macrumors regular

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    pictures are not taken in 16:9 there there are bars just like when you watch hd movies on a 4:3 screen
     
  12. Eckscaliber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

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    Indeed, I did buy it. I simply came here looking for an explanation, and the post below yours gave me one.

    Rude it was not.
     
  13. lke macrumors 6502a

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    And why not give the option to select 16:9 photos or 4:3 photos.

    All new cameras have that option.
     

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