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Rotated Photos In Many Postings-Is There A Solution?

 
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 Posted 12/14/2019  06:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
You have probably noticed that many people post photos that are rotated 90 or 180 degrees, also know as sideways or upside down.

I have noticed that pictures taken on my mobile phone look normal on my phone and on my computer, but when I put them in the image optimizer they are now rotated.

I rotate them correctly before posting, but I wonder if there is some software bug or quirk that is causing this in the first place and maybe creating them by accident.

Has anyone seen this or can they suggest something?
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 Posted 12/14/2019  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/14/2019  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When your phone takes a picture, it stores a bunch of data as part of the image file. This data can include the date and time, your location, and your phone's orientation so it knows whether the picture was taken in portrait or landscape mode. Your phone uses this orientation data to show the image rotated as it was originally taken. This data is not used on most websites (perhaps unless part of an image editing tool) so pictures are displayed without considering the rotation and appear sideways or upside down.

Using the image optimizer here helps resolve that problem by letting you size, crop and rotate the image before posting. It's possible that there are code snippets to allow rotation of each image right here on the page (after they've been resized and uploaded in the first place), but in the meantime, we have to rely on people previewing and editing their own images when they post.

Edit to add: I found such a snippet to rotate an image in-place, but whether it would work on this site, I can't say.
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12/14/2019 11:55 am
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 Posted 12/14/2019  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought there was a rotation function in the optimizer, but I don't see it now.
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 Posted 12/14/2019  11:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I thought there was a rotation function in the optimizer, but I don't see it now.

It's in the upper-left corner of the image you're editing. But you have to mouse-over the image to see the buttons (which might be contributing to the problem, but some people aren't cropping either).
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 Posted 12/14/2019  12:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I crop on my phone. If for some reason it doesn't rotate, I can do it on the optimizer.
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