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Neil Wyatt01/06/2017 11:39:58
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Several operating systems hold a separate file with information on image rotation, if you upload the photo to this website the rotation data is left behind with obvious consequences.

If you make your post and the photos are the wrong way up, don't panic!

You have about 15 minutes to click 'edit' which will then let you change the post.

Simply right click on the photo and choose rotate left or rotate right. Repeat until the photo is the correct way up.

Moderators can do this at any time and try to correct pictures as we notice, but we can't guarantee to spot every instance of this.

Neil

SillyOldDuffer01/06/2017 12:00:00
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Just testing - I've not sussed picture rotate out yet!

img_5028.jpg

And I still haven't!  After switching to edit, right-clicking on the photo doesn't give me any options to rotate the image.  The closest is 'Image Properties' but that doesn't seem to have rotate options either. I'm using Ubuntu 17.04 and Firefox 53.0.3.

What am I missing?

Ta,

Dave

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 01/06/2017 12:04:07

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 01/06/2017 12:29:57

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 01/06/2017 13:07:38

JasonB01/06/2017 12:06:56
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Works for me on Windows, IE

SillyOldDuffer01/06/2017 12:32:33
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Second attempt, Windows 10 + Edge

img_5028.jpg

Hmm, that's not working either. Right-clicking in edge (and Linux/Firefox) I just get a pop-up with
Cut
Copy
Paste
Edit Link
Unlink
​Image Properties

​Not sure I still have IE available...

Latest edit done with IE 11.  Same as edge and Firefox - no picture rotate option.  I'm right clicking inside the image.



Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 01/06/2017 12:37:22

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 01/06/2017 12:46:21

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 01/06/2017 13:08:06

JasonB01/06/2017 12:43:23
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I just tried it on a post I made yesterday using an image hosted elsewhere and it does not work, infact it makes things worse as it moved the image behind the adverts but it was still teh same way up. Just going to try it with an image hosted on this site

Also not rotating the image on one hosted here just adds lots of space top and bottom

Both these are when I actually save the edit rather than just trying it and not saving which is what I did when I said it worke dfor me, must just work for Neil

Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2017 12:49:41

MW01/06/2017 12:49:37
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If your photo isn't showing the right way up on M.E but does on windows;

On Win10, IE based, for me atleast

Open/edit it in paint,

Do what you want to it (rotate or nothing if it appears the right way up anyway).

Save, JPEG format.

Done, photo now shows right way on M.E

Michael W 

Edited By Michael-w on 01/06/2017 12:51:34

Neil Wyatt01/06/2017 13:09:50
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This is odd... works ok for me, as you can see above.

counterbores and spot facers.jpg

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 01/06/2017 13:10:02

Neil Wyatt01/06/2017 13:11:02
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And the wonky image above proves it works through the green edit post link (available to all) rather than the moderator's edit post link.

N.

JasonB01/06/2017 13:15:06
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Neil, this is what I get

1. externally hosted image rotated twice, should be upside down but all it did was move sideways

rotate.jpg

2. Image hosted here rotated once, all it has done is added space above and below, much like I see on your example above

rotate2.jpg

I'm not seeing any "wonky images" which I assume are suppose to be images that are the wroung way up that you have adited and can see on YOUR screen

Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2017 13:16:34

Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2017 13:17:07

richardandtracy01/06/2017 13:20:29
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Neil,

I wonder if it's not a function that is set as moderator or above privilege (which would be why Jason can see it too). I'm a mod on another forum & one occasion forgot I could see some things normal users can't & gave unusable info as a result. Much to the user's chagrin.

Regards,

Richard

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JasonB01/06/2017 13:33:36
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Richard, you are correct the options to rotate only show up for moderators and even then they do not work for me. I Tried to rotate that traction engine when logged in on my other account and did not get the option to rotate it when I right clicked.

 

Neil maybe it works for you as you have a higher level of access?

Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2017 13:34:58

SillyOldDuffer01/06/2017 14:14:13
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Ah ha, a moderator function. With luck it can be delegated to ordinary mortals.

In the meantime, as Michael-W suggests, orientation can be fixed externally. It would be better if the forum could rotate pictures. I don't always realise the orientation is wrong until the photo has been uploaded and inserted in a post.

There must be two different values in digital photos to tell them which way up pictures are because various image viewers and the forum occasionally get portrait/landscape mixed up. With me, it's usually when the camera was tilted to take the photo. GIMP always recognises if there's a problem and asks. Probably Photoshop and other editors are similarly clever, but I doubt the average Joe would want to learn photo-editing just for the forum.

Dave

Muzzer01/06/2017 14:22:00
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My photos usually display OK anyway until I upload them to the forum, at which point something clever (too much so for its own good) determines that they should be displayed differently. Not something I've found on any other forum....

Before uploading anything to this site, I now routinely open each photo in Paint, click once almost anywhere in the photo (this actually changes the colour of a invisibly tiny area to that of the pen tool), then close, saving when prompted on the way out. Job done.

Murray

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Well, the mercury didn't fall out after all. Rotated on a MAC OK
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Journeyman01/06/2017 17:24:32
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Apparently it's all down to the rotation flag stored in the EXIF data which is stored with the picture. It seems that every bit of software for image processing has it's own way of dealing with or ignoring the data. Most unhelpful! More info ***HERE*** Unfortunately gives no real clue as to solving the problem.

John

Neil Wyatt01/06/2017 17:29:58
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Well I have no trouble with rotating, although Jason's pic (above) has gathered all that extra space...

Shold have kept schtumm!

JasonB01/06/2017 18:00:08
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Neil has it revolved on your screen? as it is still the right way up after you edited it - just got the blank spaces nowquestion

 

The source cod efor the post suggests that it should now be upside down "rotate (180deg) "

rotate3.jpg

Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2017 18:04:59

Neil Wyatt01/06/2017 18:05:14
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It's upside down here.

Blimey this is weird!

Neil

JasonB01/06/2017 18:22:23
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Seems to be browser specific, I just tried it on Chrome and the engine was upside down, edited it and it is now on end.

 

Just gone back to IE and they are still all as originally posted even after refreshing page

Edited By JasonB on 01/06/2017 18:24:03

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