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Blog entry by woodsmithshop posted 12-31-2018 04:23 PM 678 reads 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the past year or so I have not been able to post a picture right side up, it is always shown sideways, I have tried to correct this by turning them before posting, but nothing seems to work, it does not matter whether I use my phone or my camera, they still come out sideways. Before this problem started I never had a problem with posting pictures, they always came out right side up. I refuse to post them in an incorrect position, I do not like looking at photos that way, so I will not post them that way.

Anyone have an idea what is wrong?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

-- Smitty!!!



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 12-31-2018 05:15 PM


.....
Anyone have an idea what is wrong?
- woodsmithshop

Yep!

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

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Andybb

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#2 posted 12-31-2018 05:16 PM

If you are using a phone take the picture with the phone oriented horizontally (wide) vs vertically. Unless you have some other issue that should fix it. The other thing you can do is use one of the free picture sites. I use imgur.com if I’m not uploading directly from my computer or if posting from my phone.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 12-31-2018 05:22 PM

Now for the more serious addendum…

I belive it all has to do with the metadata stored with the image… As technology advances, more and more picture “capturers” include metadata with the image.
One bit of that metadata is orientation…

The solution is to play with the metadata… now I’m not technical enough to perform a DNA circumcission so I cut the whole lot off.

I have a licensed copy of batch purifier that will do all sorts of metadata manupulation for all types of file, however, I hate to read so I haven’t mastered any of it.

To cut it short, there is a free version of BatchPurifier that will remove the metadata from JPG files… give that a try…

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

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woodsmithshop

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#4 posted 12-31-2018 06:37 PM

LBD, thank you for the help, this worked and I finally posted a project.
now I will have to go through all of my photos That I want to post as a project and purify them.

Thank you very much Little Black Duck.

-- Smitty!!!

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Andre

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#5 posted 12-31-2018 07:27 PM

PITA! For some reason just started for me yesterday!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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MountainMan63

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#6 posted 12-31-2018 07:46 PM

Glad to see that I am not the only one with the orientation of photos. Not that I’m glad you are having problems, just so you know, woodsmithshop. By the way, I like the signature that you have, too! It gave me some chuckles when I read it!

Thank you, Andy for your posting of your solution to this issue. I will try it out with my next posting.

-- “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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htl

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#7 posted 12-31-2018 10:56 PM

I haven’t had the problem but will be saving this in favorites, in case I may need it down the road.
Thanks Ducky!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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#8 posted 01-01-2019 03:51 AM

Gents, just a further bit of FYI…

Screen dumps taken out of ThumbsPlus,

Metadata (note all the extra in-store info, tab 3. Info),

scrolled down to orientation info (about 2/3 down),

Same picture with the metadata removed (note ALL in-store info is lost… the 3. Info tab is now missing),

Note that the picture without the metadata will now display the proper orientation on your laptop/PC (landscape),

and will still need you to rotate it 90° Counter-clockwise for the correct orientation (portrait),

before uploading to LJ.

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

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Sylvain

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#9 posted 01-03-2019 03:15 PM

What I have to do with vertical pictures that would not show correctly on LJ:
In Windows 10 :
right click on the picture file (e.g. “filename”);
select “Edit with Picture”;
the picture will show correctly vertically but don’t take it for granted;
select “crop and rotate”;
rotate the picture sideways;
rotate it back to vertical;
click on “done”
click “save a copy”;
the copy will be “filename (2)”
publish the “filename (2)” picture file on LJ and Voilà.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 01-03-2019 09:50 PM


What I have to do with vertical pictures that would not show correctly on LJ:
In Windows 10 :
....
- Sylvain

Thx, that WILL WORK 2 Sylvain! At least you have the courtesy of treating fellow readers with respect…

Why spend hours building a project only to post it and have the viewers’ brains pour out their ears trying to look at it sideways.

My bad maybe, but I refuse to look at any posts that are sideways (though if it is spectacular, I may have a vino and bend my rules)... and due to that pig headedness, I’m sure I have missed some many great contributions.

I have seen many readers in the past, go to the trouble of correcting poster’s slackness, but that just goes to show the difference in peoples attitudes…! FAIW, htl was one that dis this (far too often)!

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

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#11 posted 01-03-2019 10:06 PM

I am not gunna read all that!

In my MS Windows ver 1.0 there is an application called MS Paint just use it or ask the administrator to correct it for you she is aware of the problem and has posted a blog regarding it as well.
You can also download it for a Mac and its free!

I used to change the images around but gave up as the poster learned nuffin and repeated the error later so I stopped viewing and commenting onprojects with sideways pictures, apart from Crowie of course I always give him a bit of wire brush if he does it.

As with LBD in the rare times I do look and comment I usually ask for their health insurance details so I can make a “crook” neck claim! ...brains falling out is not an issue for me.

Now if we could all follow woodsmithshop’s lead the problem would self correct, ... as its got to one of the most adverse issues currently effecting this site.

-- Regards Rob

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 01-03-2019 11:04 PM

Some pictures Paint refuses to correct. Even when the new version is saved ;-( They still post sidways or what ever they feel like. Mickey Soft does have its ways!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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htl

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#13 posted 01-03-2019 11:34 PM

Some that wouldn’t switch for me could be done by flipping them half way round then one more to get it right, probable just needed two flips to get it right.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 01-03-2019 11:54 PM

Sometimes Mickey Soft just refuses to cooperate ;-) Geek squad says somethings in Windows have been there for several versions. There is hope, we get unannounced downgrades on a regular basis.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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