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Posted on Geez, please rotate pictures before posting them

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#1 posted 11-10-2018 04:11 PM

Plus, nine people in the world still use Paint.

- BroncoBrian

Yeah, but every Windows PC on the planet has Paint. I figured if folks are posting pictures without taking a few seconds to orient them, they re probably not Photoshop experts but at least they can follow what I posted and orient their photos.

- shawnn

Let me rephrase this. 9 people still use a PC.

I know that is understated by a few users, but the problem is not photo orientation if you have not figured this out yet. I have posted photos that were properly in landscape, previewed them and posted. The service LumberJocks runs on has its own issue because a correctly oriented image can still be rotated by the service.

I just saw Cricket’s response: This happens because the forum software is unable to read the EXIF data that is imprinted on the photo when you take it.

The EXIF data holds a lot of information, which includes the orientation of your photo. Many programs are able to read this, and that is why you see it displayed upright in some places, but many others still are not.

YES. That is what I have found to be true. It can be a little more complicated because the orientation lock on your phone will still rotate for images so you can think you took the image correctly.

Thanks for the explanation Cricket. My experience of operating a mobile data collection service in 40 countries can confirm your diagnosis.

And thank you for addressing the banter. It is getting old quickly!

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