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Black Cavalier01 Aug 2012 9:31 p.m. PST

Somethimes, when I take pictures for my blog, I turned my phone on its side to get a wider shot. This meant the picture was on its side when I initially load it in MS photo editor. I rotate the picture so it looks right, but when I upload it to the blog, it rotates back to its original orientation (on it's side). The same thing happened when I post the pictures in the photo folder in a yahoo group.

Any idea why this is happening & how to prevent it?


Micman Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2012 9:57 p.m. PST

Did you save it after rotating it? Then upload the pic to the web.

Black Cavalier01 Aug 2012 10:51 p.m. PST

Yes. saved it after rotating, & when I open the picture in IE or MS photo editor, it's oriented the right way (landscape).

But the blog shows the same picture in portrait mode.

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member02 Aug 2012 2:50 a.m. PST

I don't know anything about blogs so forgive a basic question. Do blogs (specifically your blog) permit landscape mode or all or pics automatically in portrait…?


AndrewGPaul Inactive Member02 Aug 2012 4:37 a.m. PST

Daft suggestion – try uploading the pics without rotating them, and see what happens. I have heard that some cameras include the orientation of the camera as part of the metadata in the image file.

Jovian1 Inactive Member02 Aug 2012 9:00 a.m. PST

Some blog software makes you re-orient the photograph in the editor section. Which blog site are you using?

Black Cavalier02 Aug 2012 10:29 a.m. PST

I figured out how to fix the pictures. I rotated them in the Gimp freeware graphics software, which apparently permanently rotates the pictures, as opposed to MS Photo Editor, which does not.

& to answer the other questions, I am using the Blogger/BlogSpot site for my blog, but it doesn't give any photo orientation or editing capability when doing an upload.

Thanks for the help & suggestions.

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