Originally Posted by Flakwagon
Thanks for the info, Any idea how to do a batch of them? Im trying to upload the photos from my penthouse install and there are close to 100 of them. itll take me an hour using paint.
The best way that I know to go about it is to make sure that the photo is oriented correctly before you press the shutter.
In other words:
- When you take a photo, your camera (or, in most cases, your phone), encodes data into the file to identify which end is supposed to be up.
- When you take a photo, if your intended orientation does not match the phone's beliefs regarding which end is supposed to be up, then the photo will come out sideways on your screen.
- You can rotate the photo on screen, but when you do that using normal methods, that does not appear to change the original orientation instructions: it leaves those in place, and it adds a line instructing the computer to rotate the photo "X" degrees from the original orientation.
- For one reason or another, this Forum software does not read that second line of instructions. It stubbornly sticks with the original orientation information, and ignores everything else.
- The Paint technique I wrote you about creates, from the computer's standpoint, a NEW image. That new image only has a single, original line of orientation information--and that is why that image will show correctly in the forum.
- As you can see, then, the only way to get the Forum software to display photos in your desired orientation is to be sure that the original, top-line orientation information reflects your desired orientation.
- Which gets us back to your question. Either you are going to manually change the top-line orientation information by creating new images via the Paint technique, or you need to make sure that your top-line orientation information is correct to start with. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any other options.
On my phone, getting the orientation information correct in the first place is really easy to do. The little camera image in the shutter button on the right side tells me which way the photo will be oriented. In the first photo below, I have set things up so the photo will be oriented correctly.
In the second photo, however, I have not oriented the photo correctly, and it will display according to the orientation on the phone, not my intended orientation.
Every time I take a photo, I just check the camera image to be sure that it is oriented the way I want the photo to be oriented, and then I never need to mess with re-orientation.
That, however, will not help you fix the pics you have already taken...bummer. I wish I had an easier answer for you.