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Old 03-31-2016, 06:51 PM   #1
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Images rotating when posted

Why do some of images I post rotate? Can this be corrected? Thanks for any help.

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:55 PM   #2
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I had the same problem, but found that by putting them in my album then posting them they came out ok. I think they were too large originally. Give it a try, it seems to work.

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Old 03-31-2016, 08:55 PM   #3
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I really need to make an FAQ on this, but by chance, are you uploading photos taken from your phone? If so, here's some information I had provided to somebody else who was also having photo issues that might shed some light:

Many devices don't actually rotate photos when they're taken. Instead, they record the image 'as-is' and then include additional information that tells other devices which way to rotate the picture in order to see it the right way. Unfortunately, they way they do that isn't uniform among different devices or even among different programs on the same device. One of the worst of these is if you use the volume up button like a camera shutter to take a photo on an iPhone, as that actually puts the physical camera in the iPhone upside down. There's more information on this site about it:

The short of it is that you'll have to manually rotate the pictures the right way yourself first if you want to guarantee them to be right side up for everybody. The link above provides some options for this.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:20 PM   #4
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An easy way to avoid this website picture rotation problem

I think I figured out how to get around the rotation problem on this website. The website's picture manager doesn't understand EXIF information about picture orientation that you get on high-end cameras and iPhones. So, it displays them in what it regards as the native format, which is landscape. No doubt this comes from the way the JPEG array reads out: row by row, but a portrait picture needs to be read column by column and the website picture software can't do this because it doesn't read the EXIF information.

Some people have suggested using Camera+ on an iPhone to take the picture, since it presumably doesn't use the EXIF approach. The problem is that this won't work if you've already taken the picture with the iPhone's native software.

The solution is to edit the picture in some software, such as Preview on a Mac. For example, crop it slightly. This causes the JPEG array to be rewritten in a format that the picture editor understands.

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