Taking pictures holding iPhone landscape: volume buttons up or down?

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  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    Does it even matter or is there a preferred orientation when taking pictures with the iPhone? Should the volume buttons be on the top edge (home button left) or bottom edge (home button right)?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    To iOS and the phone, it doesn't matter. It's all personal preference.
     
  3. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I recall way back that one of the orientations made upside down photos and videos when imported to Windows machines. But maybe that's been resolved.

    Also, with volume buttons up, the flash is above the lens (like a normal camera). But maybe doesn't matter really.
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Buttons down is best. Otherwise the images are upside down in Windows.
     
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    You're right, and this is the same situation even now. I keep the volume buttons at the top edge.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I thought it was the other way around.
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    There's that too. I tend to keep it on top as that's more or less where the shutter is on typical standalone cameras.
     
  8. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    I resolved it by not using Windows machines anymore.
     
  9. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    "Otherwise the images are upside down in Windows applications that don't pay attention to the EXIF information."

    There, corrected that for you.
     
  10. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, so VOLUME BUTTONS DOWN is the best way, right? ;)
     
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  12. Zapdoc macrumors member

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    Problem I find with the 7, and 6 i phones is that I keep hitting the on/off switch with my thumb when in landscape mode unlike the SE which has the on/off switch on to of phone and out if my way. Prefer the layout f on/off button of the SE - but doesn't matter which orientation you hold i phone 7 in for landscape
     
  13. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    This is an issue for me as well.
     
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I use Windows PC and I guess whatever orientation I use naturally (I can't even tell you which one that is) is the "right" one because my photos are right side up. But even if they weren't, flipping them is very easy in any photo viewer.
     
  15. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

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    It's weird though... since "buttons-up" would be more like clicking the shutter button on a traditional camera.
     
  16. akash.nu macrumors 68020

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    Unless the user is on windows computer that's the best way.
     
  17. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

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    Microsoft must have fixed this in Windows 10. I just shot 4 photos and 4 videos in every orientation... and they all were correct in Windows and 3rd party apps. None upside-down or sideways.

    I never understood why the iPhone inserted an orientation flag in the photos anyway.

    The iPhone is designed to shoot in ANY orientation, right? So why hard-code "up" or "down" in the photo?

    It's bad enough that Windows used to screw it up... but why was it like that in the first place?
     

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