1. Yuzry Yusoff's Avatar
    Which is the best aspect ratio for BlackBerry Key² camera?
    03-01-19 12:01 PM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    I used to use 16:9, but now I use 3:2 which I believe is the default
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    03-01-19 12:39 PM
  3. Yuzry Yusoff's Avatar
    I used to use 16:9, but now I use 3:2 which I believe is the default
    I too expecting 3:2 ratio . I remember BlackBerry Passport was 4:3 something for it's full capacity... 😅
    03-01-19 12:51 PM
  4. Vistaus's Avatar
    I too expecting 3:2 ratio . I remember BlackBerry Passport was 4:3 something for it's full capacity... 😅
    I always used 1:1 on the Passport and photos looked gorgeous.
    03-01-19 01:10 PM
  5. Crusader03's Avatar
    I too have mine set to 4:3, which I believe is the default. Is there a better/best setting for aspect ratio of photos? Very curious. Thanks in advance,
    03-01-19 01:18 PM
  6. joeldf's Avatar
    I too have mine set to 4:3, which I believe is the default. Is there a better/best setting for aspect ratio of photos? Very curious. Thanks in advance,
    Most mobile phone camera sensors are 4x3, even on the new 18x9 phones (and the Passport). Any other ratio setting in the camera app is just letterboxing or pillarboxing (cropping off) the maximum possible usable pixels.

    But, it's up to you.

    You can crop after-the-fact and get the same results.
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    03-01-19 01:38 PM
  7. Crusader03's Avatar
    Most mobile phone camera sensors are 4x3, even on the new 18x9 phones (and the Passport). Any other ratio setting in the camera app is just letterboxing or pillarboxing (cropping off) the maximum possible usable pixels.

    But, it's up to you.

    You can crop after-the-fact and get the same results.
    Thanks for the informed response. 4:3 it is then!
    03-01-19 02:12 PM
  8. Blackberryphosphamide's Avatar
    I have mine set to 3:2 but I sometimes put it on 1:1 if I'm feeling nostalgic 😁
    03-01-19 02:36 PM
  9. Bob80220's Avatar
    Mine is set at 3:2 which I also believe is default... I might try 4:3 for a change and see what I think.

    Bob
    03-01-19 02:54 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    Anything other than 4:3 involves cropping.
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    03-01-19 03:49 PM
  11. jelp2's Avatar
    Anything other than 4:3 involves cropping.
    Do you mean the device itself crops the photo to fill the screen at 3:2?
    03-01-19 04:45 PM
  12. conite's Avatar
    Do you mean the device itself crops the photo to fill the screen at 3:2?
    Yes.
    03-01-19 04:56 PM
  13. Bob80220's Avatar
    Anything other than 4:3 involves cropping.
    Looks like I need to change to 4:3...

    Bob
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    03-01-19 05:04 PM
  14. jelp2's Avatar
    Yes.
    So if Im looking at this correct 4:3 creates a larger file with better resolution than 3:2 even though 3:2 fills the screen.
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    03-01-19 05:58 PM
  15. conite's Avatar
    So if Im looking at this correct 4:3 creates a larger file with better resolution than 3:2 even though 3:2 fills the screen.
    4:3 uses the entire sensor. Anything else doesn't.
    03-01-19 05:59 PM
  16. jelp2's Avatar
    4:3 uses the entire sensor. Anything else doesn't.
    Thats good to know, thanks
    03-01-19 06:01 PM
  17. Vistaus's Avatar
    4:3 uses the entire sensor. Anything else doesn't.
    Thank you so much for that information! Just changed from 3:2 to 4:3
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    03-01-19 06:28 PM
  18. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Most mobile phone camera sensors are 4x3, even on the new 18x9 phones (and the Passport). Any other ratio setting in the camera app is just letterboxing or pillarboxing (cropping off) the maximum possible usable pixels.
    This is absolutely correct. Unless you are taking a throw-away pic or posting a square pic to Instagram or whatever, you probably want to use the native ratio of the camera sensor, which is almost always 4:3. Anything else and the camera is just cropping the original picture, which means you'll never get back those pictures that were cropped.

    We went over this on a PP thread a few years ago, when someone had their camera set to 1:1, and then wanted to make prints, which were cropped again from the 1:1 crops to the print size (3x5 or 4x6). I made a couple of pics to illustrate those multiple crops and why he lost so much picture:




    Looking at the Mustang pic, the black lines represented the original 1:1 crop, and the white lines represented the re-crop used to make prints - all compared to what the original photo would have looked like had it been left uncropped in the first place.

    I always take full-sensor-sized photos, and I can always crop or resize a copy from the original.
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    03-02-19 05:42 PM
  19. Yuzry Yusoff's Avatar
    so, to conclude

    4:3 is the best ration for Key² full capacity

    1:1 also the best ratio but can be crop as we like

    Are there any conclusion can be added here?

    Thanks to all for such great responded
    03-02-19 11:41 PM
  20. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    The ideal ratio for virtually any reason is the full, native 4:3 of the sensor. Do your cropping after the fact, so you always have a copy of the full-frame original.
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    03-03-19 02:37 AM
  21. babugaru1's Avatar
    very useful discussion, so 4:3 AR is recommended while capturing pics on key2
    03-03-19 11:20 AM
  22. joeldf's Avatar
    very useful discussion, so 4:3 AR is recommended while capturing pics on key2
    I'd recommend it on any device.

    Still, it is your call, and depends on what you want out of your photos.

    I just wish cell phone cameras actually went with the sensor ratio of 3x2 to match 35mm SLR film cameras instead of the 4x3 of the old TV shape.
    03-03-19 12:57 PM
  23. conite's Avatar
    I'd recommend it on any device.

    Still, it is your call, and depends on what you want out of your photos.

    I just wish cell phone cameras actually went with the sensor ratio of 3x2 to match 35mm SLR film cameras instead of the 4x3 of the old TV shape.
    Cost of optics are relative to the diagonal measurement, so 4:3 gives more bang for the buck. You also get a larger aperture.

    3:2 has no history of being "real". It originally came about when trying to join two cinema 4:3 images together for better stills.
    03-03-19 01:20 PM
  24. joeldf's Avatar
    Cost of optics are relative to the diagonal measurement, so 4:3 gives more bang for the buck. You also get a larger aperture.

    3:2 has no history of being "real". It originally came about when trying to join two cinema 4:3 images together for better stills.
    Real enough for me after years of using my Canon AE-1 shooting thousands of rolls of film.
    Last edited by joeldf; 03-03-19 at 09:29 PM.
    03-03-19 01:35 PM
  25. CheckWriter's Avatar
    I'm on K1, but I've usually gone with 3:2 just because it matches with my camera. maybe I'll give 4:3 a try.
    03-03-19 08:33 PM

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