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10-27-2015 08:35 PM

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does anyone know how to turn a photo when posting a project? I’m posting a grandfather clock, and even tho it is correct in my photo files, when inserted, it appears turned 90 degrees, or is laying down.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 08:41 PM

You need to do it prior to uploading it. If you are able to view the image while the file is closed, right click on the file and click either rotate left or rotate right to rotate the image in the direction it needs to turn.

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#2 posted 10-27-2015 08:49 PM

If you are using your phone to take the photo you can achieve this by just taking the photo by holding the phone sideways. I have an iphone and this is how I do it.

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#3 posted 10-27-2015 09:43 PM

I have all my downloads, scans, and photos set up to open, using “Paint”. Most computer have it I think. Rotating, and cropping photos is pretty simple there.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#4 posted 10-27-2015 10:54 PM

Crop photo before uploading
if your using your phone. Even if you don’t change
anything on pic.

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 12:29 AM

I just turn my phone horizontal when I take the pics. I don’t have to change anything that way.

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 08:52 PM

Dave, lots of good information here. But, if you tell us step by step what you are doing we can give you better information.
1. What are you using to take the pictures? Camera or phone?
2. Are you uploading from your computer or from your phone?
3. If from your computer are you using software for modification?
4. If so what software?
5. Is this the only photo editing software available to you?
This basic information will allow us to better guide you with what you have available to you and resolve the problem.

As an example, I always upload direct from my computer. However, I always modify the photo in photoshop, where I can rotate and resize as a minimum.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 09:49 PM

Ok, here is where I’m at. The picture was taken with my iPhone. Downloaded onto my Macbook pro into the photo’s application. In photo’s, the picture is in the proper orientation. When moving the photo from my macbook to the lumberjocks project page, the photo turned sideways. I am not using any software for modification. Hope these answers clarify . Thanks

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 10:17 PM

I have come to view this as a “feature” of Apple products.

Recent example: I took a photo with my IPad in landscape orientation, turning it 90 degrees clockwise. Sent it to someone using a Windows based PC and he said the picture was upside down (it was fine on the IPod). I took another picture, this time turning the IPad Counterclockwise. He told me the picture was upside down.

I told him to get over it.

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#9 posted 10-28-2015 10:32 PM

OK. Let me clarify that I don’t use apple products, so some of my answers may need some clarification. From what I have read, the Iphone delivers photos turned 90 degrees in LJ. You need to open these in some type of photo editing software and save them again before uploading to LJ. I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense on the surface, but it is some problem between the Iphone and LJ that will be resolved with this procedure. At least, this is what I have read on multiple other forum topics concerning this issue.

-- Bob

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 10:42 PM

Good enough, I’ll move it into another platform and try again. tnx bosum 3919

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 11:22 PM

Hey guys, Thanks for all of your input on this problem; I exported the photo over to “keynote” (similar to powerpoint), and saved it as a jpg. then imported into LJ site – - problem solved. Again thanks to everyone who rung in on this one ! PS I just posted it !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#12 posted 10-30-2015 03:54 PM

A free photo software that lets you do loss less rotation (some software lets you rotate photos, but they loose data from the photo each time you rotate them – not this one), make slide shows, and adjust pictures easily is Irfanview. It’s available in versions for both MAC and PC. Just do a search for it and you will easily find it. Be sure to download the plug-in file too so it will open many kinds of picture files. I do photo editing using many professional photo processing software packages, but I always have Irfanview on my PCs for the “quick adjustments” that I sometimes need to do like sizing and rotation. It’s very easy to learn, quick to load (much faster than most), and it will run a slide show of a whole directory of photos very easily.


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#13 posted 10-30-2015 04:00 PM

CharleyL Thanks for the info, I will look into it.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#14 posted 10-30-2015 05:55 PM

I use Picassa on all my photos before posting them anywhere, fix the contrast and color and crop.


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#15 posted 10-30-2015 06:56 PM

So, Rick, your photos are all doctored before we see them!

I admit that I do rotate my photos with IrfanView but I do not do any touch up because it’s too time consuming!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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