Artist photos always cropped short on iPad

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Linksys Velop

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11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 512GB
Google Chromecast Ultra 4K

Description Of Issue
It seems that the bottom 5% of Artist Photos get cropped on the iPad display, regardless of the aspect ration.

Aspect ration 1.55:1

Cropped top and bottom on both TV and iPad, as expected.

Aspect ratio 2.6:1

From here on up, the TV displays the full height and begins to crop the width.

Aspect ratio 3.0:1

But the iPad seems never to show the bottom 5%, even at 3.0:1.

Is there a way around this problem (other than padding the bottom of every image)?


Hi @Barry_Skingle,

When it comes to displaying images here, our goal is to have a system that works well on a variety of devices, resolutions, and form factors rather than just trying to get the image to display edge to edge. Our system always tries to detect a face in the image whenever possible and then crops accordingly around this to best fit the screen size.

There is no way to adjust how this is displayed.

Hi Dylan, thank you for your reply.

I am broadening my artist photos with transparent .PNG backgrounds to minimise vertical cropping. It’s cool how the “blurred” album art shows through the transparent background on the TV display. It’s sad, though, that people still get their feet chopped off on the iPad. Please consider this for a future feature change.

Thanks again.

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