should i take iphone pictures vertically or horizontally?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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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
     
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    Horizontal is more like what an actual camera would shoot. I always shoot horizontal.
     
  3. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Horizontal is better if you're trying to use your iPhone as a "real" camera.
     
  5. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  6. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    Mine always show up with normal orientation... doesn't matter which way i take a pic.
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  8. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i mean when i hold vertical then plug into PC to view em
     
  9. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    some i edited or weren't taken with camera

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  10. verwon macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  11. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  12. Legionnaire macrumors 6502

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    man this forum gets some stupid questions.... is it better to be right handed or left handed? anyone know????
     
  13. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  14. skasol macrumors 6502

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    Let't try to be respectful of others question. If you thought it was "stupid" don't participate. That's all.

    I take them horizontal for the majority f the time except when I need a portrait view as opposed to landscape.


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  15. SoloStyle, Nov 20, 2011
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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.
     
  16. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    It's just from Cody. He starts a thread for every question that pops into his head.
     
  17. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so volume buttons down?
     
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I disagree with you on that one. It's a fairly legitimate issue that he's having. (pictures not showing up in proper orientation).
     
  19. BFG86 macrumors 6502

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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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