Can the iPhone 6 take full screen photos?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by insoc, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. insoc macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Hi. Yesterday my sister told me to take some photos of her son's birthday party with her phone (she has a Samsung S5) and when I took the photos I noticed that the phone's camera displayed the picture using the phone full screen and it saved the photo that way. I thought it was nice because it gives you the actual feeling that you are using all the screen real estate whereas when I take photos with my iPhone 6 a good 35-40% percent of the screen size is wasted. Sure, I can zoom the photo to be displayed at the whole screen but by that way I lose a part of the photo.

    Is there a way or an app that can emulate the way photos are capture on said Samsung S5 phone? I also notice the same feature on a colleague's LG G2 phone.

    Thank you for your insight.
  2. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    So you looking for an App that will make the entire screen a viewfinder without cropping whatever is out of frame?

    The Camera App and something like VSCO will appear to "crop" the image top and bottom, but the device is simply showing you exactly what the 8MP sensor is capturing at the correct dimensions.

    If the S5/G2 are similar to my S4, the resolution can be adjusted in the settings, thus you can get a full screen picture. The phone will however crop where necessary. For example, at the full 13MP, the S4 will crop the photo like an iPhone. If I switched down the resolution to 9.3MP, the entire screen is used.
  3. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    take photos while in Video Mode.

    Photos full-screen on phones look good on phones and monitors/screens/TVs (when shot in landscape)

    But, the iPhone takes its photo Ratio like other cameras which are based upon film-based cameras and many photo frames.

    a 16:9 Digital Capture will be harder to fit into a frame if EVER printed.
  4. insoc thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Thank you both for your accurate answers. Yes it makes sense. Nevertheless as most of the time I watch my photos on my phone and not in other device I sure can appreciate the bigger real estate screen photos said other smartphones provide.

    Could it be that if iPhone's camera had a 20MP sensor then the photos could take all the screen?

  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    It has nothing to do with the the megapixels of the camera and everything to do with the aspect ratio.
  6. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010
    Pretty much any camera app will allow you to adjust the aspect ratio, just like any other digital camera currently made does. I use KitCam, but Camera Plus also works. There are dozens of choices and they pretty much all do it.

    But natively, no. That feature is inexplicably missing unless you take the picture during a movie recording. It's a shame as there are many people like you that only ever view their photos on their iphone or HDTV screen.
  7. ErrorBorn macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2016
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    Camera+ is an app that can do this. It's also pretty feature filled.
  8. DolceVitaCy macrumors newbie


    Dec 29, 2017
    The best app for fullscreen photos with any iPhone up to iPhone X is:

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