Do not rotate "landscapish" pictures, just cut the central part of it for portraitish lockscreen
I thought that auto-rotation is cool, but several comments on ovi store tell that autorotation isn't welcome.
Hmm, should there be an option for it?
I just completed the update for it. From version 1.1, we are able to set an option for rotating too wide images or cutting the central part of them. Cutting out is the default value.
This version was published in Nokia Store yesterday. Update and enjoy! http://store.ovi.com/content/214273
I started working on the proper caching and scheduling at the moment (to download a set of photos at once so that battery affect would be smaller and scheduling accuracy wouldn't have to depend on connection quality).
However, this portraitish thing seems to be of bigger interest, so I'll do it first. Thanks for the feedback. I am not sure if cutting out the central part out of landscapish image is always a good idea, but we can give it a try at least as an option.
(I'm the first commenter.) Just an update; I have noticed that I really dislike those landscape wallpapers. I actually go and manually change the wallpaper each and every time I don't get a portrait version, which means almost daily. This quite decreases application's usefulness for me.
Otherwise, nice application, thanks :)
Mikkel Munch Mortensen commented
i'd prefer the image to be same orientation as the rest as well. have you tried out cropping? my guess is that in most cases it will look great anyway. i love how it works now, the wrong rotation is the only thing bugging me.
Thing is that most of good wallpapers are shot in landscape way, so in order to show them well, app is rotating the picture. That naturally creates some confusion. One of the options is to forget about rotation and cut out the central part of a picture, at least as an option. I am still thinking about it.
What I did for version 1.0.6 (currently under ovi store QA, should be published in a few days) is that I locked all the app pages in portrait. Then at least you are able to see how exactly the picture will look like when installed.
I don't think an option is needed. The lock screen is portrait only, so I don't see much value in landscape images -- it just doesn't feel intuitive if the background orientation doesn't match content orientation.