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Phil Francis 128/01/2019 19:58:39
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HI, just posted an item for sale but its upside down. Any ideas?

Thanks Phil

Brian H28/01/2019 20:09:43
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I think if you appeal to one of the moderators, Jason or Neil they will be able to rotate it.


Phil Francis 128/01/2019 20:21:27
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Ok Thanks I'll try that.

Clive Foster28/01/2019 20:51:10
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Site seems to be a bit picky about some phone and camera image files. Best practice when posting pictures is to open them in a suitable program on your computer, make sure they are the right way up, re-name and re-save under the new name.

Doesn't have to be anything sophisticated. I use the basic Preview program which comes with the operating system on my Mac. Usually take the opportunity to edit the picture size to something more reasonable for on-line too. Although medium resolution from my iPhone isn't stupidly big.


JasonB28/01/2019 20:51:17
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Phil Francis 128/01/2019 21:10:58
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Thanks all. It a;; looks fine on my mac.

Neil Wyatt28/01/2019 21:19:59
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Posted by Phil Francis 1 on 28/01/2019 21:10:58:

Thanks all. It a;; looks fine on my mac.

That explains it.

If you turn photos the right way up on a Mac they settings seem only export to other macs.

I recently got an article with about 44 photos, no captions all with meaningless filenames.

The author had carefully numbered and captioned them in his Mac photo-organising program, but when he sent me them they left all that behind (yes I did check the file properties).


Phil Francis 128/01/2019 21:38:48
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Doesn't help when your computer illiterate laugh

Phil Francis 128/01/2019 21:39:43
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Well that sold quickyes

JohnF28/01/2019 22:06:56
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Hi Phil, i guess its a phone photo? if so it probably has EXIF data embedded here is a link explaining it **LINK**

You can usually use any photo software and open the photo then alter it by pretty much anything, rotate, crop etc then save and the EXIF disappears so it seems to me.


Got a bit waylaid helping a pal so my post is a bit late !

Edited By JohnF on 28/01/2019 22:08:24

Clive Foster28/01/2019 22:11:46
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For albums at least opening in Preview, turning pictures right way up if need be, and re-saving under a new file name seems to put things right way up. Works for me anyway.


Vic28/01/2019 22:46:04
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The biggest problem with taking pictures with mobile devices like phones and tablets is not orienting it correctly, the camera lens needs to be at the top when you take the picture. If you don’t observe this the picture will often appear upside down once uploaded.

not done it yet29/01/2019 10:19:46
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Phil, the simple way to invert pics posted on the forum is to turn the camera upside down!

george Aldous30/01/2019 10:06:20
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I thought for a min you were going to say turn the monitor upside down..

Nick Clarke 330/01/2019 14:34:20
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Posted by george Aldous on 30/01/2019 10:06:20:

I thought for a min you were going to say turn the monitor upside down..

At least that would work - turning the screen upside down when projecting an image seems to be a little less effective! laugh

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