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Offline jbasen

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How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« on: February 22, 2016, 07:22 PM »
On my laptop this picture displays with the proper orientation.  When I uploaded it to my post the picture was rotated 90 degrees.  [sad]

http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/necklace/msg444455/?topicseen#msg444455

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 08:01 PM »


I am trying an experience.  All I did was download your image and save it again on my Mac.  I suspect that it has something to do with the forum software.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 09:28 PM »
Ya Peter, this has been a problem for the last couple of months. I've replied to posts on my MacBook Pro, but when I add photos with my iPad or iPhone the photos become turned either 90 degrees CW or 90 degrees CCW. It's a rather willy-nilly state of events.

I've given @TylerC a heads-up on numerous occasions so this situation can be addressed. I've just chalked it up to a difficult to diagnose issue which I understand, however it makes effective communications more difficult, and sometimes impossible.

Offline Shane Holland

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 09:38 PM »
Digital cameras, especially those on phones, store orientation data in EXIF. I had modified the forum software to determine the orientation and auto-correct/rotate images as necessary. Your computer is doing this for you and that's why it looks right there. I think when the forum software was updated, this modification that I wrote was lost.

One way to "fix" your image is to re-save the image on your computer/notebook where it has been auto-rotated based on the orientation of your camera when you took the photo. When you re-save it, the new orientation will be saved as well. Then when you upload it, it will be in the correct orientation.

Alternatively, hold your phone the right way when you take the photo. I say this, but I always hold my iPhone "upside down" from what the "correct" orientation is. For instance, the "correct" way to hold your iPhone is with the volume buttons up. I'm right handed, so I hold it with the volume buttons down since the red button to take the photo is on the right in that position.

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 07:24 AM »
A good way to use the iPhone camera in right orientation with your right hand is to use a volume button as the shutter button.  Either will work, just don't accidentally press the sleep/wake button on the bottom right when you do it. :)
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Offline Cheese

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 12:38 PM »
@Shane Holland

Here's something interesting.
http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/screw-drivers/msg444424/?topicseen#msg444424

I posted this on my MB Pro, then took the photos with my iPhone. The photos are oriented correctly on my iPhone. I then opened the thread on my phone and added the photos.  Both of the thumbs have been turned 90 degrees CCW, yet when expanded to full size they are returned to the correct position.

However, looking at the same thread on the MB Pro, the thumbs have again been turned 90 degrees CCW, yet when expanded to full size, they remain turned 90 degrees CCW.  [eek]

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 12:41 PM »
Cheese,

They are the same orientation in the thumbnail and full size for me.

I guess there's just some goofy image stuff going on here.  [unsure]

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Offline jbasen

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 01:54 PM »
Thanks all.  I'm running win10 on my laptop. 

In the future I'll try re-saving the picture on my laptop, even if it is showing the picture in the correct orientation, before uploading it to see if that fixes the problem.

Shame Shane's custom code was lost in an update.

Thanks again.

Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2016, 10:46 AM »
Same here. Just look at my profile picture. Rotated 90 CCW. When I modify the picture in my computer 90 degrees, it puts it up the same way as I rotated it. Cant win for losing. Oh well. What can I do?
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 07:42 AM »
Apparently this problem has not been solved as I still
see images that appear rotated in many posts.

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Re: How do I keep the FOG from rotating pictures
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 09:30 AM »
Apparently this problem has not been solved as I still
see images that appear rotated in many posts.

The most common cause is the size of the image in both pixel dimensions and data size. Try making them significantly smaller.

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