Widescreen Photos?

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  1. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    Am I only one that wants to be able take widescreen photos?

    Videos are widescreen, why not photos?
     
  2. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    Have you ever noticed that when you take a video the viewable area is more zoomed in? This is because the lens on the iPhone is only able to take 4:3 (standard size) photos. So if you did take a picture utilizing the whole 4 inch screen, you lose part of the picture. Sure, it looks better while viewing from the iPhone, but at that point you are losing megapixels that apple advertises.

    I think this is the reason why we can't take widescreen photos.
     
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    It should at least be an option, I wouldn't mind it being slightly lower resolution.
     
  4. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you, I'd like it also
     
  5. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    that's what the panoramic mode does.
     
  6. 8a22a thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, that's for panoramic photos. ;)
     
  7. 8a22a thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose it's easy enough crop to 16:9 constrain.
     
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    Just a shame the Tapatalk app isn't widescreen yet.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    The standard (35mm) photography aspect ratio is 1.5. So the 1.5 aspect ratio has been the standard for almost 100 years. Why should the iPhone deviate from the 1.5 standard to 1.78? If they did there would be a backlash from photographers.:eek:
     
  11. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Taking photos WHILE shooting video gives you a 16:9 photo but the quality is pretty low.

    Personally, I would like to see two things added:
    1) 16:9 Photo setting
    2) Panoramic 16:9 mode that limits the frame span but gives you a nice large file
     
  12. 8a22a thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    TV was that way for about 70 years as well, that doesn't mean it was better than way.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...or worse...

    The aspect ratio in cinema was changed from 1.37 to wider (1.85 to 2.35) to compete with TV. TV's aspect ratio was changed from 1.33 to 1.78 because it is half way (compromise) between SDTV's 1.33 and cinema's 2.35 ratio. Photography doesn't have this 'push/pull" competition.

    MOST Important Hardware. CMSO sensors are almost always 1.5. So you want Apple to OEM/install a 1.5 CMSO sensor and then hard matte it to 1.78 (this would also lower the pixel count stat) when you can easily accomplish the same thing in software (as you did)? This would be a waste of hardware and unilateral change in the industry standard.
     
  15. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    The video analogy breaks down when you consider that for still photography we like having the option of shooting in both landscape AND portrait mode. In general use, I think portrait mode with a 9:16 ratio would look pretty strange.

    Apple could allow photos to automatically zoom to 16:9, like they zoom 4:3 pics to 3:2 on previous iPhones; maybe as an option.

    In the end, it's all about cropping. I routinely crop my photos to arbitrary dimensions to get the look I want. 3rd party photo apps could offer auto-cropping to 16:9 upon snapping photos, if that's what folks want, too.

    Regards,
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  16. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone takes 1.33 photos, it already deviates.
     

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