Why would anyone ever want vertical photos or video

lsafley

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 6, 2012
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Why would anyone ever want to use a 8 mega pixel camera or 1080p capture device for vertical photos or video. I get it, maybe crop a photo to be used as a screen saver on the Iphone but that is only reason I can think of.

Holding the phone horizontally is a terrible fix and almost impossible not to shake and cause blurry photos or video. Then to have to dbl tap the screen just to get a widescreen video is a joke. Does anyone even own a square monitor or tv anymore? Taking a vertical or square format video is as outdated as the 8 track or beta video.
 

danahn17

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Dec 3, 2009
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Holding the phone horizontally is a terrible fix and almost impossible not to shake and cause blurry photos or video. Then to have to dbl tap the screen just to get a widescreen video is a joke.
You're holding it wrong. :p
 

SuperCachetes

macrumors 6502a
Nov 28, 2010
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Away from you
Why would anyone ever want to use a 8 mega pixel camera or 1080p capture device for vertical photos or video. I get it, maybe crop a photo to be used as a screen saver on the Iphone but that is only reason I can think of.
With hard-hitting questions of substance like this, your career as an investigative journalist is sure to take off any day now. :rolleyes:

Seriously, you never take pictures of anything tall?

 

SporkLover

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Nov 8, 2011
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Full length Portrait shot......... like if you wanted to capture the entirety of someone's halloween costume without having to step back ten feet.