Pictures load upside down.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bhigh8, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. bhigh8 macrumors 6502

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    How come when I load pictures to my laptop they load upside down. I hold the camera with the buttons on the top when it's in landscape mode. It's almost like it's just a random choice for the computer. it does the same on my emails as well. I will choose a picture on my iPhone and put it into an email. When I send it people say they get the picture upside down.

    Thanks
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Do you live in Australia??:confused:

    ;):D
     
  3. bhigh8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Apparently this happens often since I googled it and others have said the same thing. I came here cause this forum knows everything.
     
  4. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    I've had that problem with my 4s and 5. I'm using windows 7 and some of the photos are upside down or sideways when I load them off my phone. I started using Picasa to manage my photos on my PC and the photos are all fine in Picasa. Not sure why windows has this issue but that was my way around it. The main problem is that if you flip them in windows and load them back then they will be upside down when you load them back on the phone. Now the email thing has never happened to me so I'm not sure about that.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    That's the problem with using the volume button for the camera. You have to hold the camera with the buttons on the bottom. Otherwise the image is upside down!

    Turn the phone around!! That will fix it. :D
     
  6. apptopranking macrumors newbie

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  7. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    The iPhone, like every camera, encodes its orientation.

    The correct iPhone camera upright position is in portrait the home button is on the bottom and in landscape it is on the right.

    Not all Windows programs can interpret this information correctly and won't automatically flip an inverted picture to bottom side down.
     
  8. bhigh8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so wait the buttons have to be on the bottom in landscape mode? or top? i have always heard top.
     
  9. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    I noticed it was a problem with landscape and not portrait but I never thought of that. That makes more sense than windows just flipping them for no reason. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    You can always edit the picture on your phone or even on the computer to rotate the picture to the correct position. I always have to since I'm used to using cameras with the button on the top. Feels more natural for me, imo.
     
  11. adam044 macrumors 65816

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    Buttons on bottom. Which would put the camera on top
     
  12. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    Funny. I always hold the camera with the buttons on top (live practically every camera ever made) in landscape orientation, and wondered why my pictures came out upside down. If I remember correctly my Mac is smart enough to put them the right way, but when I use Windows, or upload to Craigslist or something they always come out the wrong way and I have to go back and fix them.
     
  13. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Yup, it's upside down and has always been that way since this volume button feature was added.

    Another tip: Don't use the volume button to take a picture. The shutter is released when you depress the button which jars the camera and blurs the image in low light (slow shutter speed).

    Instead use the on-screen virtual button. Here, the shutter is released when you take your finger off the button! Just hold and release to take the shot. Much better. :)
     
  14. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    You are assuming every user wants their photos to be upright. What if someone needs to take a photo with the view upside down? It is illogical to assume or want software telling a user how a photo should look.
     
  15. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Then use the phone's 'Edit' feature while in the photo to rotate the picture to the orientation that you want...

    Stop assuming.. Use your common sense.
     
  16. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    So, in the other words....you're holding it wrong? :D
     
  17. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    It's not that Apple put the camera button on the bottom. It that Apple put the volume buttons the right side. Originally you couldn't take pictures with the volume button. Only on the touch screen, and the orientation was already built into the OS.

    Later when they allowed the volume buttons to also work as the camera shutter button, they didn't change the orientation of the pictures in the OS.
     

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