Not sure if I am doing something terribly wrong but landscape shots are always Letterboxed on the iPhone 5.
I would like to know why! It is really annoying. Josh’s review showed one of this letterboxing. I don’t think I want to edit every image taken with iPhone 5 to remove the letterboxing.
Here is a raw sample shot with my iPhone 5.
It looks fine once imported but on the iPhone itself, it shows those 2 ugly black strips in landscape mode.
Don’t get me wrong – iPhone 5 has a stunning camera but it would be great if Apple utilized the full screen to display the image instead of letterboxing. As it is, we see a tonne of letterboxed iOS apps on the screen which can be unpleasant to the trained eye, particularly on the White iPhone 5.
Following is a panorama shot (reduced size) from the iPhone 5. It stitches in real-time and produces a stunning output – definitely not possible by many wannabe phones out there as of today.
p.s : All the images uploaded are shot from the same phone, same spot in about the same time. Modified for size but aren’t altered using any software.