when you take a landscape (sideways) picture with the camera....

verwon

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They should be facing down.


Edit: Was actually thinking of video.
 
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himynameiscody

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kinda would seem more convenient to have them on top like a normal camera, assuming the want to press the volume for the shutter
 

thatoneguy82

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Facing UP. It's a lot easier. It is reminiscent of a P&S shutter release button that our brains are used to, well most, not all. Also, with it facing up, it is furthest from your fingers, so you won't be covering it the lens. To actually take a picture, I use my index/pointer finger since it has right amount force without making the unnecessarily shaky or a finger at the last minute (even on the flash).

Off topic... On my SLR, I have two buttons depending on orientation, but it's always at the top right.
 

lordofthereef

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While it doesn't matter in terms of functionality, the obvious answer is up. One what camera would you see the shutter button on the bottom? Answer: no camera! :)
 

Davewithak

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When I have the volume buttons facing up, all of my pictures and videos come out upside down :(
 

M Quick

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Never had an issue with pictures nor videos showing upside down no matter how i held the iPhone in landscape while taking a picture or video.

And i'm running both OSX(macbook) and Windows 7(PC laptop)..
 
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Gav2k

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On a pc it will display them upside down unless the volume buttons were at the bottom!
 

murdoc158

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On a pc it will display them upside down unless the volume buttons were at the bottom!
+1

Any pictures I took with the volume buttons up and emailed to friends on a PC had the pictures display upside down.
 

bobswika

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Any pictures I took with the volume buttons up and emailed to friends on a PC had the pictures display upside down.
+2 I would love for this to be fixed. I have made this mistake several times. Running Windows 7.
 

nmork

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Re: upsidedowngate

the iPhone saves the photos one way, and adds orientation information to the photos via EXIF tags, same as it saves GPS data, phone model, shutter speed, etc. there's nothing wrong with this, as ALMOST everything listens to them and rotates the photos properly. basically: they're always saved upside down but the photos have instructions to display them right side up.

the problem is with windows: for whatever reason, if you don't "import" the photos (if you just copy them from the phone, or even use photo stream) it ignores the instructions to rotate the photos and they'll end up upside down. it's the same reason you can't use windows' remove properties feature to remove geotags from images. i *think* it got fixed in the windows 8 developer preview, but i haven't used it in so long i don't remember.

for the record, the upside-down problem happens if you have the volume buttons on top (home button on left, camera lens on bottom)
 

himynameiscody

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bobswika said:
+1

Any pictures I took with the volume buttons up and emailed to friends on a PC had the pictures display upside down.
+2 I would love for this to be fixed. I have made this mistake several times. Running Windows 7.
If I email or text the pic will it be upside
 
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