iPhone XS Why aren’t the photos taken with my XS in 4:3?

RickCMC

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I thought the XS photo dimensions were 4000x3000 so why are the photos I took with my XS showing 2048x1536? Am I not understanding something correctly? Thanks!
 

MEJHarrison

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I thought the XS photo dimensions were 4000x3000 so why are the photos I took with my XS showing 2048x1536? Am I not understanding something correctly? Thanks!
I'm not sure where you got 4000x3000, but 4000/3000 = 2048x1536. They're both 1.33:1, or a 4x3 ratio. So your pictures are the ratio you thought they were, just not the resolution.
 

RickCMC

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I'm not sure where you got 4000x3000, but 4000/3000 = 2048x1536. They're both 1.33:1, or a 4x3 ratio. So your pictures are the ratio you thought they were, just not the resolution.
When I download the pictures from iCloud on the internet it shows as 2048x1536 but when I send the picture to my email and then download it it’s 4032x3024. Why would that be?
 

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https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202786

Shared Albums also support special formats that you capture with your iPhone, like slo-mo, time-lapse, Live Photos, and Memory videos. When shared, photos taken with standard point-and-shoot cameras, SLR cameras, or iOS devices have up to 2048 pixels on the long edge. Panoramic photos can be up to 5400 pixels wide. You can share GIFs that are 100MB or smaller.