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Old 07-04-2018, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Photos area flips photos - whazzup with that

I've noticed that when I upload a photo, the forum tends to flip it.

Why does it do that, and how can I avoid it?

Here's an example. It's weird - when I open the original file on my computer, it's fine. But after uploading it, it's turned. And it doesn't seem to happen every time.


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And here's one that didn't. What's the difference?


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Old 07-04-2018, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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It happens with my phone if it isn’t held vertical when I take the pictures. If you hold it in landscape mode it may get flipped. Something to do with how the data is saved in the phone. PIA isn’t it?
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It happens with my phone if it isnít held vertical when I take the pictures. If you hold it in landscape mode it may get flipped. Something to do with how the data is saved in the phone. PIA isnít it?
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I've posted this before: The issue is that cell phone photos (and some cameras) are taken and saved in the exact way the camera sees them. BUT a small bit of data is saved in the photo EXIF data to say which way the photo should be orientated on display and which way was up when the photo was taken.

Cell phones look at the data in the EXIF area and some (most) recent photo editing programs do too, but some programs ignore the EXIF data, so the photos appear to be rotated or upside down. The Windows explorer doesn't look at the EXIF data so will show the photo sideways. The photo gallery here doesn't do this either, so the photos appear to be rotated or upside down.

To fix the photo permanently, Bring the photo up in a photo editing program and orient it properly(rotate), then save the photo. There are several free photo editing programs.

Hope this helps.....
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Randy does that work with the phone's picture software or do we have to get another editing app? Or does the photo have to be downloaded to the desktop and rotated and saved there?
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Thank you for pointing me to the EXIF data.

All my graphic editing software was respecting the EXIF, so it all displayed it correctly. That's why I couldn't figure it out.

With that tip, I downloaded a free EXIF editor (EXIF Pilot) and just cleared out all the EXIF on all the files. And now they'll be perfect.

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Randy does that work with the phone's picture software or do we have to get another editing app? Or does the photo have to be downloaded to the desktop and rotated and saved there?
I use the free version of Photoshop on my phone. I just crop the photo a little, it then will save the photo as a separate file (in a Photoshop folder on your phone). Works for me. Not sure about the "camera" app on the phone, mine let's me crop images but I've never tested it on IAP uploads...
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I too had this problem some years ago. I found that on my iPhone/IPad, I can simply edit, crop, save and am ready to post to the forum. This solution is easy and works for me. My phone is a 5S so not new by any means.
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BTW, it is a good thing that the EXIF data is stripped from the image when uploading to IAP -- although it can be a little annoying. The EXIF contains a lot of information that you may not want to be putting out on the web, for example the GPS coordinates where the picture was taken...
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