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Ambiance: ability to reposition the photograph

asked 2014-08-22 23:40:16 +0300

FJVA gravatar image

If you create an ambiance you do not have control over exactly wich part of the photograph is shown on the screen? It would be nice if you could somehow control that.

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As kimmoli answered already there is a work around. But implementing your idea on the long run would add convinience for sure! +1

mosen ( 2014-08-23 00:02:43 +0300 )edit

It would be most easy if you could move the picture around in a frame to position it as you want it. Keeping the picture quality as it is.

FJVA ( 2014-08-23 00:12:22 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-08-22 23:44:00 +0300

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updated 2014-08-22 23:44:44 +0300

In gallery, you can pre-edit you picture and crop it to ambience.

Pulldown > Edit > Crop > click on photo (crop area preview) > Select Ambience for crop mode.

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Thank you for the tip, I just tried this but it is not at all easy. Seems to distort the picture and effect the quality. And you still can not precisely control the positioning.

FJVA ( 2014-08-23 00:08:47 +0300 )edit

It is not a panacea, because sometimes it works pretty badly, not allowing you to move the picture at all, forcing you to restart the crop process!

dsilveira ( 2014-08-23 15:33:06 +0300 )edit

Agree, it is not "Greek goddess of universal remedy" but the only tool that current apps on phone has for this atm.

And, also agree that if this will be someday in control of user while creating Ambience, it needs to be much better.

Currently best way is to use some desktop tool.

kimmoli ( 2014-08-23 15:44:47 +0300 )edit

If you adverstise your phone as being able to create your own ambiance, this needs to be in control of the user. I tried this out with holliday photo's but only one of them worked out statisfactory as ambiance. So you are pretty much dependent on luck weather or not you can use a photo for ambiance. This is not wat you want.

FJVA ( 2014-08-24 13:42:04 +0300 )edit

btw, have you tried the ambience grid while taking the photo? (not a solution)

kimmoli ( 2014-08-24 13:54:44 +0300 )edit
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