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woodsmithshop

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05-30-2017 02:03 PM

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I see so many pictures turned 90 deg. and I was wondering how to correct this problem. the last time I tried showing a project all the pictures turned out 90 deg off and I finally gave up. this never used to happen, has something changed, have I done something wrong, what?

I know there is a way to fix it, but I don’t know how. any help out there?
thanks

-- Smitty!!!


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AllenD

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#1 posted 05-30-2017 02:08 PM

I don’t know the cause of this but when it happens to me I open the photo on windows/mac, rotate 90 degrees save and reupload.

-- - Allen (Marietta, GA) In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#2 posted 05-30-2017 02:08 PM

I read some place here that a lot of the times it occurs when the pictures are taken with an iphone.

I always use a camera and have not had that problem. There are some free photo manipulation software programs that can adjust the photos prior to uploading. One I like is called “PixResizer” from http://bluefive.pairsite.com/updates.htm

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 05-30-2017 03:27 PM

What are you taking pictures with, Smitty? Additional specifics would help nail down the problem. Also, there have been a number of posts recently on this, along with research and corrective action suggestions. It’s not specific to the iPhone; it’s about LJ’s inability to read the mind of the poster as to what the orientation of the photo is and autocorrect.

iPhone posting is simple: Landscape orientation for the phone, with the home button on the right. Take pic, post, done. No editing, no PC required. I’ve posted hundreds (if not thousands) of pics on LJs via iPhone using this simple approach.

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

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ArtMann

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#4 posted 05-30-2017 05:15 PM

Like Lew, I think most of these unwanted rotations are produced by phone cameras. It seems manufacturers haven’t learned to produce correct metadata with the image file. Apple is the worst but I have seen the problem with Android phones too. A minor edit to the image file will correct the problem but you shouldn’t have to do that. A phone knows whether it is being held upright or horizontally.

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Woodknack

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#5 posted 05-30-2017 06:14 PM

There are several discussions on this. Most of the time it’s sideways because of operator error.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 05-30-2017 06:58 PM

Once again … Uploading Photos ...

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DS

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#7 posted 05-30-2017 07:05 PM

Why not have the website have the ability to specify whether to rotate an image (or not) when you edit a post?

That could alleviate lots of confusion and headache for posters that are more technologically challenged.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 05-30-2017 07:09 PM

“Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person’s desire to perform it.”

In other words, figure out how to post pictures or don’t post pictures. It’s not hard, and it ain’t the camera’s fault (or phone’s fault, or platform’s fault) either. Lots of helpful posts on how to get it right… do it once, repeat indefinitely.

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

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woodsmithshop

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#9 posted 05-31-2017 01:02 PM

I think the last pictures I tried to upload were taken with my phone (android) but I had transferred them to my pc I will try again and see what happens.

Thank you everyone for all of your input, maybe someone else with this problem will benefit from this, I never have liked laying on my side or standing on my head trying to look at pictures.

-- Smitty!!!

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Carloz

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#10 posted 05-31-2017 02:04 PM

Because the person who maintains the site has no knowledge how to or time and desire to look into it.

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