Idea – Double Resolutions For The Smartphone Camera App

The idea is simple. When you take photos you almost always want to take with the highest resolution. Because you can not retake the photo. Then there is a problem. Since I think the standard for the highest resolution is a 4:3 box. For my phone its 2592×1944 = 4*648 x 3*648 or a 4:3 ratio . But the screen has a resolution that is 16:9 in resolution.

Then the idea is to have help lines showing a 16:9 box in the phone camera application. You then aim so that the important stuff is in the 16:9 box. Even if the photo will be a 4:3 box.

Here the idea is to implement automatic crop and store two photos. One with the 4:3 resolution which can be printed on paper and a 16:9 resolution perfect for viewing on the TV or phone.

Perhaps the meta data about the position of the 16:9 box could be stored in the larger 4:3 photo. But when viewing on the TV or the phone it automatically crops the image to the right position.

Maybe a default position like in my screen shot could be used. Equal cut on one side as the other.

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Idea – Double Resolutions For The Smartphone Camera App. The important stuff is in the 16:9 box.

The inner box is the 16:9 box of help lines. Then the 4:3 box. The actual photo. This is all wrapped up in the phone screen.

Blender 3D which I used for this is an excellent program on Linux for testing ideas.