should i take iphone pictures vertically or horizontally?

himynameiscody

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i always thought vertical was how it was supposed to be..but when i put em on my PC they come up sideways. horizontal/landscape would give me more coverage
 

jpetticrew

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Horizontal is more like what an actual camera would shoot. I always shoot horizontal.
 

ClutchThese

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I would say each situation differs. So if you want to take a pic of a tall building... use it vertically. if you want more of a wider image, take a pic horizontally...

If you're looking for a right Vs wrong way... you're not going to get it.
 

himynameiscody

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but if i send it or try to put it on facebook or email which way will it send, veritical or horizontal...i ask because when i plug it in it shows up sideways
 

verwon

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Same here, they always show in the correct orientation,

Cody, how are you holding the phone when you take them? Is the home button towards your right?
 

himynameiscody

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Same here, they always show in the correct orientation,

Cody, how are you holding the phone when you take them? Is the home button towards your right?
i mean when i hold vertical then plug into PC to view em
 

himynameiscody

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some i edited or weren't taken with camera

https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=312910&stc=1&d=1321811285
 

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verwon

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I understand that, but the iPhone usually shows them correctly, regardless of how they were taken. What I'm asking is how you're holding the phone? If the home button isn't pointed towards your right, with the volume buttons pointing down, then the orientation won't be correct.
 

cwwilson

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Funny, I always shoot it with the home button the left and the volume buttons on top, makes it easier to use the VolUp shutter as well. Never had any problems doing it that way.
 

Legionnaire

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man this forum gets some stupid questions.... is it better to be right handed or left handed? anyone know????
 

himynameiscody

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most all my picture are shot with the camera up and down (vertically)..but when i drag them to my desktop they're sideways


i always thought the iphone was meant to be shot vertically
 

SoloStyle

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If the home button isn't pointed towards your right, with the volume buttons pointing down, then the orientation won't be correct.
This is what I've been reading too. It's also how I just naturally turn the phone when I'm taking a picture, without even thinking about it. However, on an iPhone commercial I saw on tv last night, they demonstrated the picture taking by turning it so the home button was on the left, then pressed the volume up button along the top, as if it were a regular camera.

So now I'm wondering if there is a right or wrong way, at least according to Apple.
 
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himynameiscody

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This is what I
ve been reading too. It's also how I just naturally turn the phone when I'm taking a picture, without even thinking about it. However, on an iPhone commercial I saw on tv last night, they demonstrated the picture taking by turning it so the home button was on the left, then pressed the volume up button along the top, as if it were a regular camera.

So now I'm wondering if there is a right or wrong way, at least according to Apple.
so volume buttons down?
 

wordoflife

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man this forum gets some stupid questions.... is it better to be right handed or left handed? anyone know????
I disagree with you on that one. It's a fairly legitimate issue that he's having. (pictures not showing up in proper orientation).
 

BFG86

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Just checked mine and indeed all the vertical pictures taken with my camera appear 90 counter clockwise in windows explorer. The vertical pictures saved to the camera roll appear just fine
 
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