When taking photos via the Camera application in iOS, your photographs are set at a fixed resolution. Each and every photograph has the same resolution or aspect ratio and you have no control over it thanks to Apple's tight control over their operating system.

Fortunately, if you want more control over your photograph's resolution and/or aspect ratio, there's a new free jailbreak tweak called PhotoRes by iOS developer PoomSmart that will let you adjust it to what you want it to be. The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure its options to your liking:

Here, you can:

  • Enable or disable the tweak on demand
  • Pick your own custom aspect ratio
  • Configure your own custom photograph resolution

The aspect ratios that you have to pick from include:

  • Default
  • 4:3 (iPad ratio)
  • 16:9
  • 16:10
  • 7:3
  • 3:2 (3.5-inch device ratio)
  • 5:3
  • 5:4
  • 11:8
  • 1.618:1
  • 1.85:1
  • 2.39:1
  • 1.775:1 (4-inch device ratio)
  • 1:1 (square)

When you want to set a custom resolution, you need to enable the feature, and then manually type in your own resolution values for the height and the width before tapping on the "Apply" button to save your changes.

If you want to start giving PhotoRes a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The developer notes that the tweak is compatible with iOS 6 and later, all the way up to iOS 8.

Name: PhotoRes
Price: FREE
Version: 1.0-1
Requirements: iOS 6.0-8.1.2
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: PoomSmart
Editor's Rating:  5/5