Photos taken in landscape have borders?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tomacwhite, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. tomacwhite macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    I've just noticed that any photo I have taken on the 3GS in landscape mode has borders on the left and right sides when viewing the images. Does anyone know why this is? It should fill the screen up, surely?

    If you take a picture in portrait mode the images appear full screen (when viewing in portrait), so this is a little weird.

    Any explanation?
  2. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    Note that the actual ratio of images taken with the camera is 4:3 (not 3:2, which is the ratio of the screen), whether you take them in landscape or portrait.

    What actually happens (at least on my 3G), is that images taken in landscape, when rotated to a landscape iPhone, has the black borders at the edge due to the difference in ratio. Portrait pictures have no borders, because it is already 'fit to screen'. Try pinch-shrinking a portrait orientation image - you'll notice it gets the borders too, when it actually is fit to screen. The oddity is really why the default for portrait is fill screen.

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