Originally Posted by John Smith_inFL
I have never used a phone for photos (ever).
phones are for talking - cameras are for photos.
no - I don't like the way the 21st Century is going electronically.
(actually, I don't know if my phone will even take photos).
Since, you admitted your lack of knowledge of the capabilities of the smart phones, look up what their resolution is. My Kodak camera was about 4.1 MP years ago and now there are smart phones with 18 MP resolution, orders of magnitude better. Why does this matter? It allows you to enlarge the digital image many times over without losing clarity. If only the in store video cameras has this kind of resolution, we would capture many more criminals.
I don't know what all this tech talk means except in the most general sense:
The other aspect is sheer convenience. If you are carrying a phone a suddenly need a camera as many folks do, it's ready to go, even videos. Again, criminals caught in the act can not dispute the video evidence.
Back to the site issue. Some computer genius needs to figure out that the orientation that the photo was taken was for a reason, it fits into the screen rectangle better.... landscape VS portrait. This site's technology seems to know better, but not really. Not only do some our newer folks have difficulty posting an actual image, it typically ends up with a link, but then when the image gets posted, the orientation is messed up.
We constantly ask for images to clarify the question and to make explanations more clear, then run into these completely unnecessary computer issues.