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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Why are my photos posting upside down?

I've recently posted a few pics and the are upside down with no way to fix it.
Please help.
Well crap, now it's not upside down.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 11:46 AM
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Although I don't really know if this would effect it or not, I'll ask you if you hold the camera in the vertical or horizontal position. I always hold my camera in the vertical position with the camera lens at the top so the picture is the same as the view through the screen. I would guess if you hold the camera in different positions then the picture would be in a different position (sideways or upside down). Just guessing on my part, but a theory to consider.


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The device you are using captures the image and also includes EXIF data in the photo.

EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File Format. Every time you take a picture with your digital camera or phone, a file (usually a JPEG) is recorded to your device’s storage. Besides the picture itself, it also records a considerable amount of supplemental metadata as well. This can include date, time, camera settings, and even possible copyright information. You can also add or further modify metadata to EXIF, with additional software. In fact, if you use a camera phone or digital camera with GPS capabilities, it will usually record EXIF geolocation metadata (the GPS coordinates of where you were standing when you took the picture). This could be seen as good or bad, depending on how you feel about privacy.

Unfortunately, some of the things it records to the file may not make sense to us, such as how you were holding the camera, and on some devices this can even depend on which button you pushed when you took the picture (did you tap the screen, did you push the Home button on the face of the phone, did you use one of the phone's side buttons (volume / Power, etc...), it may appear upright to you, but upside-down to the internet and other places where EXIF data is not used. Many internet locations (facebook, most software forums, etc..) will strip out the EXIF data and post the picture as it sees it, not as the EXIF data says it was taken. The result on our forum is usually upside-down or sideways pictures.

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When this happens, you can simply open the .jpg image with a simple photo editor (i use MSPaint that comes with Windows), rotate the picture to the correct layout and save it right back over the existing file. Then post that file. Yes, it's a pain... but until everyone gets on board with supporting EXIF data (there are some advantages), this can and will be a problem.

Hope this helps some to understand.

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The device you are using captures the image and also includes EXIF data in the photo.

EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File Format. Every time you take a picture with your digital camera or phone, a file (usually a JPEG) is recorded to your device’s storage. Besides the picture itself, it also records a considerable amount of supplemental metadata as well. This can include date, time, camera settings, and even possible copyright information. You can also add or further modify metadata to EXIF, with additional software. In fact, if you use a camera phone or digital camera with GPS capabilities, it will usually record EXIF geolocation metadata (the GPS coordinates of where you were standing when you took the picture). This could be seen as good or bad, depending on how you feel about privacy.

Unfortunately, some of the things it records to the file may not make sense to us, such as how you were holding the camera, and on some devices this can even depend on which button you pushed when you took the picture (did you tap the screen, did you push the Home button on the face of the phone, did you use one of the phone's side buttons (volume / Power, etc...), it may appear upright to you, but upside-down to the internet and other places where EXIF data is not used. Many internet locations (facebook, most software forums, etc..) will strip out the EXIF data and post the picture as it sees it, not as the EXIF data says it was taken. The result on our forum is usually upside-down or sideways pictures.

Fix:
When this happens, you can simply open the .jpg image with a simple photo editor (i use MSPaint that comes with Windows), rotate the picture to the correct layout and save it right back over the existing file. Then post that file. Yes, it's a pain... but until everyone gets on board with supporting EXIF data (there are some advantages), this can and will be a problem.

Hope this helps some to understand.

Just my $.02.

Jim

So skipping all the technical information, how you hold the camera, as well as which buttons you push, does have an impact on the orientation of the picture as I guessed? If so, there are many on this board who need to relearn how they are taking pictures lol. Thanks for the info.


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Most of the pictures I post are taken with a 10 mega pixel camera.
Before I post them, I modify them using a program called IrfanView. It allows me to change the size of the file, orientation, and add any effects etc.... I save the modified file in a separate folder so I always have the original file to go back to.

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So skipping all the technical information, how you hold the camera, as well as which buttons you push, does have an impact on the orientation of the picture as I guessed? If so, there are many on this board who need to relearn how they are taking pictures lol. Thanks for the info.


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Maybe we should deal with the spelling and grammar first? Taking pictures correctly pales in comparison.

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So skipping all the technical information, how you hold the camera, as well as which buttons you push, does have an impact on the orientation of the picture as I guessed? If so, there are many on this board who need to relearn how they are taking pictures lol. Thanks for the info.


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Yes, you were correct.
Unfortunately there is no standard (sometimes even among devices of the same manufacturer) that can be taught. Apple sees things one way (as they always do), Android sees them another, and pushing a home button vs. using a side button vs. touching the screen, could give different results even on the same device.

One simply needs to understand their own choice in hardware. I believe the technical acronym for this is called RTFM.

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Maybe we should deal with the spelling and grammar first? Taking pictures correctly pales in comparison.

I cee no thing rong with the sentance. Maybe U shuld direct yor English critique to Rail four his opinion....he seems to bee the English wizrd on this bord. @Rail32


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I cee no thing rong with the sentance. Maybe U shuld direct yor English critique to Rail four his opinion....he seems to bee the English wizrd on this bord. @Rail32


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I can spell. I just do not proof read anything before I hit submit ,,, and my spell checker hates me .

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