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Blog entry by dbhost posted 05-08-2014 01:06 PM 1228 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay this isn’t aimed at anyone in particular, but I keep coming across photos here, particularly in the Workshops area, that people post up that are sideways.

Please learn to use standard rotation tools before uploading your photos!

In order to help you out with this, I am including the link for how to take care of this with the standard tools included in Microsoft Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/rotate-a-picture-using-windows-photo-viewer

Sorry, Mac users I can’t find anything from Apple to tell me how to handle this…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Buckethead

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#1 posted 05-08-2014 01:09 PM

What are these Microsoft Windows you speak of?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 01:20 PM

On a mac… drop it into preview and there’s a rotator there. If you do picts from iPhoto you can rotate there too.

In windows.. is this the new windows, the old windows, or the discontinued one that everyone still wants to use? ;-)

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 01:41 PM

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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sras

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 01:46 PM

I suspect the problem for at least some people has nothing to do with rotating the image. You have to STORE the image after you have the correct image orientation. LJs uploads the file, not what you see on the screen.

dbhost, If you wish you can add this hint to your OP.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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doitforfun

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#5 posted 05-08-2014 02:16 PM

This is a problem with the website not the users. 99.9999999% of all portrait photos already contain orientation meta data. The website image tools don’t know how to read it. That is a very rare problem for websites in the “modern era”.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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ChuckV

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#6 posted 05-08-2014 02:18 PM

I am using Win7. When I right-click on the name of a .jpg file, there are the choice “Rotate clockwise” and “Rotate counterclockwise”. Nothing else is needed.

Before:

After:

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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b2rtch

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#7 posted 05-08-2014 02:25 PM

I believe that in addition after rotating the image , you have to save it before posting it.
You also can rotate the images right from the image folder
Images in focus would also be nice.

-- Bert

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doitforfun

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 02:37 PM

Every other website on the interweave interweb auto rotates images based on embedded exif data.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 02:46 PM

I would bet that a lot of the photos posted come from a phone and thus it takes more of a challenge to rotate and save an image for those who do this.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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dbhost

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#10 posted 05-08-2014 02:49 PM

I figure some are phone photos. I host mine on Google, and use their tools to rotate. I just got the nerve hit about having to look at someone’s shop, or project sideways… It’s a pet peeve I know…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Ocelot

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#11 posted 05-08-2014 02:53 PM

You don’t have to look at it if it bothers you. :) I figure people are doing the best they can. The web site could add a “rotate” button in the post editor. Some people still might have trouble using it. It’s not like working a drawknife or something!

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b2rtch

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#12 posted 05-08-2014 03:18 PM

Ocelot, I disagree with you.
People post pictures for us to look at.
Out of respect for us the viewers, they should do their best to show their work and to post the pictures.
To rotate a picture is not rocket science.

-- Bert

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 05-08-2014 03:26 PM

I never waste my time looking at a project or post from someone has not invested the time to learn how to rotate pictures correctly.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#14 posted 05-08-2014 03:30 PM

I’ve decided to stop wasting my time reading posts by people that refuse to waste time…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Shawn Masterson

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#15 posted 05-08-2014 03:39 PM

I think what is missing is a lot of the pix in ? are posted from a phone. I have posted pix from my Iphone 4 and they ended up sideways. So it may not be as easy to fix as you think.

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