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Forum topic by LittleBlackDuck posted 06-26-2019 09:41 AM 2178 views 0 times favorited 102 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LittleBlackDuck

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06-26-2019 09:41 AM

I am fed up with sideways picture postings. This is becoming ridicullusly profound.

Could LJ members please stop viewing postings with sideways photos. You are only encouraging them.

If posters are too apathetic to realise that their sideways posts are not NORMAL they don’t deserve the audience. Why can they look at “normal” pictures and think their lop side picturtes are acceptable… maybe they think that upright photos are abnormal.

Some posters ”ask why” and they can be commended… and if by some chance I happen to inadvertently view their posts I may try to offer the solution… but the others… please desist from encouraging them and either ignore the post or just offer friendly derision/enlightenmet.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD


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robscastle

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#1 posted 06-26-2019 10:13 AM

Why do they do it?

because they fail step 5.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/CricketW/blog/114193

Or as DoubleG469 says:-

I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

So, nah a PM!

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 06-26-2019 10:36 AM



Or as DoubleG469 says:- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas
- robscastle

I did check out DoubleG469 post but couldn’t find that adage. However, if it is true… how dare the rest of us not cowrtail to those elite that couldn’t give a continental about the rest of the world…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#3 posted 06-26-2019 10:39 AM

G’day Alex,
I’ve used the free program you directed some of us to a while back, to remove “metadata” but I’ve still had some I reorient they frustratingly post sideways.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 06-26-2019 10:43 AM

I agree and do not view posts with sideways pictures. If people do not care enough to post pictures properly, then I do not have the time to look at them.

Why not take pride in your work and post a good picture.

I also do not look at posts which say to ” view my video” and nothing else.

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robscastle

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#5 posted 06-26-2019 10:57 AM

Its on the bottom line similar to Petes “Lifes good,... no doubt another follower

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 06-26-2019 11:03 AM

Gents, I agree at not viewing but I hate missing out on potentially good posts… BUT I am starting up a movement (or trying to) to ignore the sideways posts… that way they may learn.

crowie, that freebie removes the metadata, however, after that, you will still need to “straighten” up the photo. Somewhere in all that garbage I sprouted, some software will automatically fix up the picture, however, it’s up to the poster to view and ascertain if it’s viewable by the rest of us mere mortals. A lot don’t seem to give a damn… and that’s what gets up my craw!

All it does is let you see the photo as the rest of the world would.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 06-26-2019 11:05 AM

I agree and will follow your advice

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 06-26-2019 11:28 AM


I agree and will follow your advice
- Dutchy

Thanks Dutchy... and endorsement form a cherished member and contributor may get some dissident people thinking.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 06-26-2019 11:31 AM

I was pretty good at getting my Ford Zephyr sideways when I was younger

-- Regards Rob

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hairy

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#10 posted 06-26-2019 12:30 PM


Why do they do it?

because they fail step 5.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/CricketW/blog/114193

- robscastle

That doesn’t always work. I’ve posted a lot of pics here, I know how to do it. I always preview before posting. I’ve had them display properly in preview, then be sideways when posted. I use an iPhone, always take pics as landscape. On a few different websites, I can’t get pics to upload unless I resize. I do that out of habit now, and they have been loading properly for me here. I think that there is more than just 1 reason for pics posting sideways.

-- My reality check bounced...

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Craftsman on the lake

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#11 posted 06-26-2019 12:31 PM

Wow, you are angry, over this? You certainly sound angry.

I’ve never had my posts come up sideways. But, with all the vitriol regarding sideways posts and how horrible a person is not to correct is a bit much.
When we look at pictures it’s usually just a glance to see what it is. I can easily tilt my head sideways a bit and I don’t expect anyone to tell me that I’m an uncaring person because I refuse to cock my head a bit.

The original poster indicates that people who do this are “apathetic”, “they don’t deserve the audience”, and telling us to “Could LJ members please stop viewing postings with sideways photos”.

I’m not going to tell people I reject them because someone else has a petty issue. There are enough other important issues in the world.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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hairy

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#12 posted 06-26-2019 12:33 PM

My previous post is an example. That was written as 3 paragraphs, properly displayed in preview, and posted as 1.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#13 posted 06-26-2019 01:05 PM

I am not angry but sorry that people do not care enough.

If you post a picture sideways, then go back and edit it. Is that too difficult?

I do not tilt my head sideways because someone can not post a picture properly. My neck no longer can tilt that way.

I am always a bit surprised that some do great projects with a lot of work and then post sideways or poor quality pictures. I guess some just want a quick shot with their phones and throw it on LJ. I take pictures on my phone (not an iPhone) and edit for size, orientation, exposure, etc on my computer.

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HokieKen

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#14 posted 06-26-2019 01:15 PM

I just use it as an excuse to lay down on my desk when I’m at work.

Having older family members who try to embrace technology, I can say that teaching my grandfather for instance, how to “fix” the photo orientation would be as productive as giving maracas to a monkey. It would likely result in 30 posts with the picture in various orientations. But none of them the right one. And each post including some text wanting to know if it looks the same on your screen as it does mine.

And he’s a relatively intelligent and competent man. So, I’d say we have a better chance of the site being fixed than everyone being able to fix their own pics. In other words, I’ll figure on laying on my desk for the foreseeable future.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Sylvain

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#15 posted 06-26-2019 01:31 PM

Like Redoak:
“I (also) do not look at posts which say to ” view my video” and nothing else.”

One or two pictures and some text to explain what it is about and how it was made is a minimum.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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