New firmware / different photo viewing??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ILBandit, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. ILBandit macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2008
    Sorry if this has been brought up, I searched, and didn't find anything on it.
    I just noticed, that when I view a picture now, and flip it sideways into landscape view, the picture doesn't fill the entire screen anymore. It has black strips on the right and left side of the pic, and doesn't go all the way to the sides like it always has in the past.
    I double checked on my nephews phone that has the latest firmware on it, and his does the same thing. I then checked out another iPhone, that DOESN'T have the latest firmware on it, and that one does go full screen when flipped to landscape mode.

    I assume it is the last update that changed it.
    Not really a big deal, but I kinda liked the pic filling the entire screen before. Wish it was still that way.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
  2. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Just wish they'd stop scaling the pics down ... would much rather have a full-size version optional and be able to zoom around the shot properly.

    Crappy resized versions are pants
  3. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Well I'm on 3.0.1 which is quite old but my camera roll behaves the same as that.

    iPhone pictures have an aspect ration of 4:3, but the screen has an aspect ration of 3:2 (480x320) , so the photo has to shrink to fit, and that means bringing the size onscreen to roughly 427x320, leaving 26 pixels unused at each side of the picture.

    If they made it fill the screen they would either have to cut off the top and bottom of the picture or distort it, ie stretch it horizontally. I think people would complain more if they did either of those things by default.

    If you like it to fill the unused pixels, you can enlarge it yourself with an outward pinch.

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