iPad Which way to hold the iPad while taking pictures?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iMas70, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. iMas70 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently took a few pics and sent them to a friend of mine. She said they were upside down. First time that I was told that. Does it matter which way you hold the iPad in landscape mode when your taking pictures? When I take them with my phone, the Home button is on the left and I use the volume up button to take the picture. Lens is on the bottom. For the iPad, should the Home button be on the right side or left side or it doesn't matter?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    You need to get a new friend. :D Or, your friend needs to get image viewing software that pays attention to the exif information of your jpegs. That info clearly defines which side is up.

    However, since even the file explorer in Windows7 can't get it right (icons of such pics appear upside down in folder view), I now hold my iPhone with the Home button on the right, and Volume buttons on bottom. I stopped using the Volume Up to snap pics anyway, as I think this jiggles the phone more than a screen tap. Same orientation for iPad, IIRC. I don't snap too many pics with it.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  3. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I sent pics to two other people today. One said that they were both right side up while the other said that the pic taken with the Home button on the left was upside down.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    As previous poster said, this depends on the program being used to view the pictures. One of your friends had a program that interprets the iPad picture orientation currently, and the other didn't.
     
  5. ibarrett94 macrumors member

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    the best wat to hold your ipad while taking a picture is use a camera.
     
  6. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

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    Yes! haha. I still don't see why people use an iPad for taking photos or video unless it happens at the moment they happen to have the iPad in hand. Surely if you own an iPhone that is a far more likely device for taking photos.
     
  7. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that too! :) The pics that I were taking were for work so I used the iPad because it was easier if I needed to edit them. Plus, I wanted to be able to send them from the road instead of using a regular camera then waiting until I got back.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    It seems like you see it perfectly well.
     

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