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Forum topic by Evangogh posted 10-07-2014 01:56 AM 1616 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2014 01:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: project post sideways help

Does anyone know why some of my project pictures won’t appear the way they are supposed to? Most of my pictures are rotated around to be in landscape format. I’m assuming it is the LJ site doing this? I even tried rotating the files before uploading them and it still came out sideways…

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 03:02 PM

Well, it looks like the site will only let you upload pictures in landscape format. *sigh.

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 04:55 PM

I have uploaded photos that are portrait. I think that when this problem has been brought up before it was because the source of the photo did not have the proper data that told what the orientation was. Are your pictures from a camera, or are they from something like a phone or tablet? I think phone pictures have been the source of a lot of this type problem.

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 05:00 PM

I rotate it the wrong way then save. Rotate right side up and save. iPhone4 here.

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 06:21 PM

Hm… I’ll have to try rotating it again then I guess. Life, I’m taking pictures from my phone so you’re probably right. *sigh

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 07:41 PM

if you’re taking the pics with your Phone, you can only take them in landscape mode (hold the phone sideways, not vertical). If you take them vertically, they will be saved sideways.

I had the same problem until I figured it out

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#6 posted 10-07-2014 08:51 PM

Upload ‘em to your computer. Then right-click and open with “paint”. In paint, rotate to be upright correctly. Close paint with “X” in top right corner and when it asks if you want to save, say “Yes”.

Now when you upload to LJs, the pix will be upright.

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#7 posted 10-08-2014 11:57 AM

You can also crop them on the iPhone and that will allow them to upload in the proper orientation. That’s how I do it.

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#8 posted 10-08-2014 12:03 PM

You can load them In landscape or portrait mode, the data just has to be there to tell LJ whether it’s up or down. Saving them as thefridge has explained will let them be displayed like you want.

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#9 posted 10-09-2014 11:42 PM

Yup, it’s an iPhone issue. What kind of computer are you using when you post them? If it is a Mac, send them to yourself using iMessage instead of by email, save them, and you won’t have to rotate them.

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