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

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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  2. verwon, Dec 5, 2011
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    verwon macrumors 68030

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    They should be facing down.


    Edit: Was actually thinking of video.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    I have mine facing any direction. Haven't seen any difference between the two.
     
  4. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Easy to do it with your thumb, if they're pointing down.
     
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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.
     
  8. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    with the buttons up it doesn't make the pictures upside down?
     
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  10. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Nope. The orientation of the image is completely independent from your camera lens.
     
  11. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I've heard that windows will display them upside down. But I can't say for sure. Mac treats them properly
     
  12. dmusicman385 macrumors regular

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    never thought of this. gonna try it
     
  13. rasputinj macrumors regular

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    It does not a matter, it is easier to take pictures with volume button on top.
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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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! :)
     
  15. Davewithak macrumors regular

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    When I have the volume buttons facing up, all of my pictures and videos come out upside down :(
     
  16. M Quick, Dec 6, 2011
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    M Quick macrumors 6502

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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)..
     
  17. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    That's really odd. Are you on PC or Mac?
     
  18. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    On a pc it will display them upside down unless the volume buttons were at the bottom!
     
  19. murdoc158 macrumors regular

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    +1

    Any pictures I took with the volume buttons up and emailed to friends on a PC had the pictures display upside down.
     
  20. rayyu882 macrumors member

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    That's a bug then. Apple should fix it.

    This is from Apple iPhone 4S video.

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  21. bobswika macrumors newbie

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    +2 I would love for this to be fixed. I have made this mistake several times. Running Windows 7.
     
  22. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    This, i actually wasn't sure which way i turned it so i had to open my camera app and act like i was taking a picture in landscape haha :D
     
  23. nmork macrumors regular

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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)
     
  24. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If I email or text the pic will it be upside
     

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