tpcollins

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Sep 17, 2012
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LAst week I got my first smart phone - the iPhone 5S. When I take a picture with the so called "8 megapixel" camera, the photo does not fill up the entire screen when viewing - as if a lower megapixel sized picture was taken. I can't find anything in Settings to change -is this the way it's suppose to be? Thanks.
 

zman2100

macrumors regular
Apr 26, 2009
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Florida
LAst week I got my first smart phone - the iPhone 5S. When I take a picture with the so called "8 megapixel" camera, the photo does not fill up the entire screen when viewing - as if a lower megapixel sized picture was taken. I can't find anything in Settings to change -is this the way it's suppose to be? Thanks.

What "screen" are you referring to? The screen on the 5s, or a computer screen? If you're referring to the phone's screen, a photo won't fill up the whole screen without zooming in because the resolution of the photo is different than the resolution of the phone screen. There's no settings or anything that would cause your phone to take lower quality photos.
 

tpcollins

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 17, 2012
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Thanks zman, I see how to zoom the pic on my phone's screen - I just thought there was a way to make all pics appear that way without manually zooming.
 

zman2100

macrumors regular
Apr 26, 2009
233
8
Florida
Thanks zman, I see how to zoom the pic on my phone's screen - I just thought there was a way to make all pics appear that way without manually zooming.

No problem. Also, as a rule of thumb, don't ever actually use the zoom function on the camera app while taking a photo. That's just a digital zoom (not an optical zoom) which will lead to lower quality images. Take a normal photo and then edit/crop later to blow it up to the size you want.
 
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