Pictures in camera roll not full screen for iPhone 5?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Took some pics today but it didn't take advantage of the iPhone 5 screen. Seems odd
    Just black bits like on apps which haven't got updated

    Why is this the case? Thought it would be full screen
     
  2. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Care to post up a pic for review?
     
  3. jfulcher macrumors regular

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    The camera resolution doesn't match the aspect ratio of the screen. So it's either use black bars or stretch/zoom on the object.
     
  4. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Right I see didn't realise this was the case. First time I have took pics with the 5
     
  5. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Videos will use the whole screen. But 16:9 aspect ratio is crap for most photos. So rather than display them pre-zoomed in it shows the black bars.
     
  6. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    If you edit the picture and crop it using constrain to a preset 16x9 it will fill the screen. Also, a picture snapped during video creation will also fill the frame. For some reason, photos imported from a digital camera automatically format to fit the frame.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I find the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S, all with 3:2 screens would auto-crop any 4:3 images synced from the computer or taken with the camera.

    With the iPhone 5 it will auto-crop any 3:2 images but not the 4:3 ones the camera on the phone takes.
     
  8. Hpye, Oct 13, 2012
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    Hpye macrumors 6502

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    You are absolutely right, i just try mine and notice that it is not full screen ...wtf apple, it is your own app! Make it perfect !!
     
  9. Hpye macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't be nice if we can take like the picture below in same ratio using iphone
     

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  10. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    This is not just with iPhone but Android phones as well ... for full 8MP shots the aspects is at 4:3 and you get black bars on side on 16:9 aspect screens (most phones now)

    Android phones have option to come down to 6.5MP and get full screen shots (16:9) like Samsung Camera App ...
     
  11. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Taking a 16:9 ratio picture would not be "perfect" for most people. It should be an option in the settings though.
     
  12. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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  13. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I most certainly do not have any use for 16:9 for stills.
     
  14. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nope. Would never want to take 16:9 stills. I don't mind the phone doing the auto-crop but the whole image is still there to use.

    Much prefer 3:2 to any of the other options, shame the phone shoots in 4:3.
     
  15. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    I love the 16:9 aspect for photos ... for one biggest reason of all that all viewing devices at this time are 16:9 ... and so displaying them directly using lets say AppleTV doesnt do any cropping with bars, etc ... just fills the whole screen ...

    I guess just comes down to personal preference.
     
  16. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately, while the screen is 16:9, photo standards are not.

    You can however go into the camera roll, select a photo and edit, crop, constrain and pic 16:9 it will crop to fit perfectly.
     

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