|Forum topic by CueballRosendaul||posted 03-23-2015 04:44 PM||2097 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
03-23-2015 04:44 PM
I’m seeing a LOT of project pictures that hurt my neck to look at because they’re sideways, so I wanted to post some picture tips that I use:
When taking a picture with the iphone, the volume button should be at the bottom and the home button on the right. In this orientation, the picture won’t need to be rotated or anything. I then email the photo to myself and tell it to make the photos “medium” in size so they’re not so huge.
If you do take a picture in portrait mode, or even upside down, you should EDIT THE PICTURE in the iphone (or other device) before sending it to yourself. To rotate pictures in the iphone, visit the picture from the PHOTOS app (not in the camera app), click Edit on the top right, and select the crop tool which looks like a little box next to the cancel button, then just above that will appear another little box with an arrow for rotating the photo. Hitting DONE will then save the picture so you can send it to yourself.
If you email these pictures to yourself, you’ll need to save them to the computer (right click on one and click Save Attachments) before you can rotate them in the windows picture viewer. Once they are saved, then you can open them from the folder where you saved them and click the rotate button in the picture viewer. Closing the picture viewer or going to the next photo will automatically save the picture in the rotated position.
You can also plug the phone into the computer with a USB port like any other camera but it’s easier to email them to yourself. Most cameras have a rotate feature in the camera somewhere, but it’s easier to do it once the pictures are on your computer.
If you are using Photobucket, you can also do all the edits within the Photobucket website but I have found that it’s very slow to update and confusing to find. The most annoying thing with PB is that you need to resize the pictures in order for them to fit within the margins where you will post them otherwise it will crop half the picture out. Much easier to do on the computer before uploading them to Photobucket. Most pictures only need to be about 640×480 pixels in size.
Finally, if you are looking for a very easy photo editing program that you can crop, resize, brighten, and even add text and other graphics to the photos, I use Photoscape which is a free download.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.