Exporting from Lightroom to display on iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by EvilEvil, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
    Hi guys what dimensions should I use to export photos from Lightroom to display on my iphone 5? I tried using 2048 px on the long edge for iPad but the images get cut off on the top when viewing in landscape view. I have to pinch to view the full image but then it adds temporary black bars on the side. I did some google searching but nothing has come up. The only info is for exporting for iPad. Any suggestions?
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    The symptoms you describe involve a problem with the height, not the width (in landscape).

    It's the aspect ratio that matters: 16:9 for iPhone 5. The iPad's aspect ratio is 4:3.

    For a 16:9 aspect, if the width is 2048 the height should be 1151. If you cropped for iPad (4:3) your dimensions would be 2048 x 1536 (give or take, if you didn't use a fixed aspect ratio for the crop).

    You should be able select a 16:9 aspect ratio in Lightroom's crop tool.

    For what it's worth, the official spec for iPhone 5 is: 1136-by-640-pixel resolution

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