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10 hours ago, Moderator said:

Some members have trouble posting pictures with the right-side-up and there is no reason evident. Maybe someone better with software can offer some help.

Mod Marc

(And nobody take photographs like Ron !!)

Thank you Mr. Moderator. Yes, there is a simple solution but first let me apologize for the above, kind of snide comments, I made about using a phone to take pictures.  To be clear, a camera is always the best option but not everyone wants to carry one around with them at all times like folks do with their phones.

When using the phone, the phone's internal software determines if you held the camera in a vertical (portrait) position or a horizontal (landscape) position.  Sometimes (despite the genius of Steve Jobs) the phone gets it wrong.  To make sure your picture appears right-side-up here, edit the photo before posting it.  Use iPhoto, the Mac built in software or some other photo editing software.  I use Lightroom from Adobe.

That ought to fix the problem for you.


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On 10/6/2020 at 8:49 AM, fin-addict said:

Do not understand why it happens.

Here is a little more detail.

No matter how you are holding your iPhone when you take a photo, the camera's sensors will attempt to determine which way is up and automatically flip it. But the bit of code Apple uses to tell your Photos app which way to display the photo sometimes gets lost when you send them in an email or upload them online. That's why photos that look fine on your iPhone are suddenly upside down.

The easiest way to fix upside down photos is to avoid taking them. Make sure to always have your device's camera lens at the top of your iPhone when shooting a photo:

  • When you're shooting in portrait orientation; just make sure you're holding your iPhone right side up. 
  • And when you're holding your iPhone in landscape mode, be sure the camera lens is at the top left corner of the back of your iPhone. 
  • When shooting straight down, as in the photo of the handgun, sometimes the sensors get confused as to wether the photo is portrait or landscape.  Just change angle to tilt the phone a little bit, that should correct it.

 And, as mentioned before, edit the photo before posting it, that will assure the correct orientation.


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