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iPhone 13.1.3 internal photo editor - size of horizontal preview reduced for no apparent reason

TGB77

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At the recommendation of Apple, I updated my phone from 12.1.4 to 13.1.2, then shortly after that to 13.1.3. As I had been using the internal photo editor more and more with 12.1.4, I wished to continue using it with 13.1.3. However, I noticed that Apple decreased the size of the preview image in the editor in the horizontal view. I rotated the phone 90 degrees to the vertical position and the preview became larger - running from edge to edge. So the preview with the camera in the horizontal position - in which position there is more room to show a larger preview - is actually smaller than the preview in vertical. And I notice that there is a tremendous amount of unused space to the left, above and below the preview.

I have included four screen captures. Two for each of vertical and horizontal and two for each of the initial view and the view after I press the crop icon.

Note: the screen captures in horizontal are auto-enlarged so the horizontal and vertical previews appear the same. But if you measure from screen edge to screen edge in both horizontal and vertical, you'll see what I mean.

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scruffypig

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If you pinch-zoom in on the image, you can bring it full screen or zoom in further for minute details.
 

TGB77

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I made some measurements on the iPhone7 and found there was a 42% reduction in size for both the horizontal and vertical axis.

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TGB77

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I have attached five additional screen captures.

A 4:3 aspect ratio photo using iOS 12 when the editor is first opened up in both horizontal and vertical (IMG 1627 & 1628)

A panorama photo (approximately 4:1 aspect ratio) showing the original photo (IMG 2581), the editor prior to the crop tool (IMG 2580) and after the crop tool is turned on (IMG 2579).IMG_1627 (1).JPGIMG_1628.JPGIMG_2579.pngIMG_2580.pngIMG_2581.png