Well, I learned a couple things about the S4 that I did not know yesterday. First, the stock cam app in the phone is programmed such that if a pic is done in portrait, it is stored in gallery full image, but if turned into landscape mode, it is reduced in size with the black bars squeezing the image smaller. This is reversed if the original pic is done in landscape, is stored in gallery full size but if turned to portrait the image is reduced in size. Second, if I want to send the pic via MMS using the Verizon message app, it is programmed such that if you want to send it as landscape, the To box doesn't auto load the contact list from the first name typed. One needs to open the contact list from the red box icon in the top right. If a MMS is chosen using portrait mode, the To box lights up with the contact name list quickly. I called Verizon and was told that both features are part of the phone's software, that it was a quirky feature, and it stumped the tech since they hadn't ever replicated the procedures. Leo G, thank you for helping me with the questions I had last night, it got me started on learning the cam features better. I would appreciate anyone who uses a Playstore app alternative to the gallery app, especially if the app offers features that are improved from the ones I have described here.