mac displays things backwards and upside down

Discussion in 'macOS' started by katties, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. katties macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    Hi I've got this Mac OS X 10.6.5 (10H574)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 10.5.0,
    and for some time he displays file names alphabetically-backwards, and now he started flipping pictures upside down. It doesn't happen all the time, however.. Does anyone know what's going on? I attach screen shot of files

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  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    as far as the backwards thing in your picture, that is expected behavior.
    The little black triangle pointing down means it's in reverse sort mode, click the column header again, the triangle will flip, and so will the list.

    not sure about the picture upside down thing, is it possible they were taken with an iPhone or other smart phone? if so the pictures are always all the same way with relation to the orientation of the phone, so if you hold the camera upside down, it will be upside down when you look at it. (same holds true for vertically or horizontally) The iphone gets around this by setting a tag in the image as to what side is really the top of the image, some image viewers don't take that into account.
  3. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009

    Click the "Name" field to switch between ascending and descending alphabetical sort. As to the pics, I have no idea.
  4. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    Under the Displays System Preference, check to see if there's a Rotation pop up menu. It might be set to 180 degrees by the sound of it.
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    The entire screen isn't reversed, just some pictures (and the OP has the sort order reversed). I imagine the pictures were taken upside down or changed accidentally in Preview and then saved.
  6. katties thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    Thank you!

    Many thanks to everyone; I fixed the files, really had no idea about it, once I know it seems pretty obvious. The photos upside down were on facebook, but they seem to be fine now. I checked my Rotation tool and no setting has been changed. Thank you again!

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