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Title: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: Ensign Elliott on January 09, 2017, 03:44:41 pm
Hi

I've tried to do a couple of posts with photos recently. I've taken them with my phone, then downloaded them onto my PC. I then upload them onto my post without any problems, but when I come to preview the post, most of the photos are showing upside down, even though they are showing the right way up on the PC.

I have even tried turning the original photos upside down on the PC, then uploading them onto the forum in the hope they might show the right way up, but they still show upside down!

Any ideas?

Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: newportnobby on January 09, 2017, 03:48:56 pm
Over to the photo expert @Only Me (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1328)
Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: Only Me on January 09, 2017, 03:53:33 pm
You know what i know we had this issue many times in the past but not seen it for a long long time now.... its because when you take  photos on your device you have meta tags turned on which unfortunately for the overly clever forum reads them and is told by the photo which way up it should be.... eg you turn your device on its side to take a landscape photo and then upload it its on its side because of the meta tagging. If its ios it was fixed in ios 10 if its android theres a setting i know not where if its a camera itll be in the setup somewhere...
Sorry cant be of more help or you could edit the photo in a photo editor and remove the meta tags before saving it again
Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: Ensign Elliott on January 11, 2017, 11:13:08 am
Thanks for that - it all sounds rather complicated. I don't have the time/IT skills to mess about editing pics to that extent or risk messing up my phone by changing settings, so I'll just have to do with out pics. Shame as I had some nice new ones of my layout.
Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: Railwaygun on January 11, 2017, 03:54:57 pm
How to rotate pictures when in NGF:

If you go to the Gallery tab at the top of the screen, it will allow you to access your picture.

Click on my images tab

Look at picture - there is an EDIT button underneath

Then EDIT

Half way down the page is a ROTATE IMAGE option

Type in 180

SImples?



Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: Mr Sprue on January 11, 2017, 05:06:41 pm
All the above sounds too complicated! :confused1:

Here's what I do:  Upload my pictures from my phone to PC. Then view them in Windows Photo Viewer, if they load upside down or whatever I just simply use one of the blue direction arrows in the right of the menu pane at the bottom of the viewer to rotate them.

When you select the next picture or close the viewer the pictures position you rotated it to will be automatically saved in that position.

I then upload them onto Photobucket then just paste the direct link in a post using the "Insert Image " tab

Hope that helps you.
Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: Ensign Elliott on January 11, 2017, 07:15:51 pm
Thanks. That's what I used to do Mr Sprue - unfortunately my new laptop is Windows 10, which no longer supports Windows Photo Viewer. I might try another download version.
Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: Mr Sprue on January 11, 2017, 10:39:42 pm
Ah I did not realise that, the dreaded 10... :uneasy: I'm still staying with 7 for a while yet!!  But if you use Photobucket you can easily rotate pictures on there before posting them on here!
Title: Re: Posted photos appearing upside down
Post by: mickster04 on January 16, 2017, 06:34:27 am
Thanks. That's what I used to do Mr Sprue - unfortunately my new laptop is Windows 10, which no longer supports Windows Photo Viewer. I might try another download version.

In windows ten, the app is 'Photos' which should actually still be default when you double click an image on your pc. And if windows ten doesn't have a default app, Photos is good enough for what you need.