Who says Ancestry.com is not listening? In a major reversal, Ancestry has reverted portrait photos to squares, similar to Old Ancestry. They are also adding a cropping tool, a feature not available in Old Ancestry. That makes it convenient to use a single group photograph as a source for multiple portraits.
They have also tweaked readability by bolding the name of the person and adjusted some spacing issues. They acknowledge the user complaints about white on black text, but haven’t indicated any plans to address it.
I don’t have a clear before shot, but here is an old, low resolution one from the Ancestry Blog:
The portrait is now square and the text is bolded:
For more information, see “The New Ancestry: October 8th Feature Update” on the Ancestry Blog.