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Why does my iPhone sometimes take pics upside down?

NEtech Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Got an iPhone 5C last week and took a few pics. I have not really had time to play about with it and it's my first ever Apple product.

However, I have noticed that at random intervals some of my pics come out upside down, like the cheese deal I have just posted. The small image within the deal is showing up as upside down, whereas the image I took immediately after of the receipt is showing the correct way around.

Why does it do this?
NEtech Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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I suspect that it is to do with the metadata from the picture: the iphone recognises it and auto rotates the photo whilst on windows it does not. I.e. A camera detects whether it is in portrait or landscape and still takes the same picture but knows which orientation so shows it correctly on the screen. Probably find that photo jacket reads the metadata also and auto corrects it. :-)

Try having a play with taking photos of the same object in different orientations with screen lock on and off. Then does a little experiment to see what it looks like in windows and iPhoto. :-)

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#1
Correct way:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h198/TaylorSAFC/IMG_00321_zpsa4ac546a.jpg

Incorrect way:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h198/TaylorSAFC/IMG_00331_zpsdcdbbfcf.jpg
#2
OK that is strange, it show the wrong way around on my PC, but once uploaded to photobucket it shows the correct way around.

Why is this?

If you look at this deal here you can see the image uploaded direct from my PC is the wrong way around:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lake-district-cheese-co-mature-cheddar-700g-2-x-350-2-99-fultons-foods-1937808
banned#3
I don't know if my mind's confused, but both images are the right way up?
#4
did you enjoy your pot noodle? :S
#5
Lol yeah, once uploaded to photobucket it comes out correct. I think it must have something to do with linking to it direct from my iPhone, it then comes out back to front.

However once directly uploaded it then comes out correct.
#6
I suspect that it is to do with the metadata from the picture: the iphone recognises it and auto rotates the photo whilst on windows it does not. I.e. A camera detects whether it is in portrait or landscape and still takes the same picture but knows which orientation so shows it correctly on the screen. Probably find that photo jacket reads the metadata also and auto corrects it. :-)

Try having a play with taking photos of the same object in different orientations with screen lock on and off. Then does a little experiment to see what it looks like in windows and iPhoto. :-)
#7
Redcastle I think you could be spot on, I have just checked some images I uploaded to Photobucket yesterday and a lot are still upside down.
#8
Yup, I have just uploaded some images of books in the for sale section. Some were showing as upside down in Photoshop, I spun them around and linked to them in the for sale section...........you guessed it, they now show upside down. :(

This is gonna be hard work if I have to try and work out what is what everytime I upload an image, but I will get the hang of it after a few more pics I am sure.
#9
Just want to add, never had anything like this happen to me, had iPhone since first release.
#10
It happens to me too and sussed out why. Now I like to take photos in landscape but prefer to use the iphone volume button as a shutter button, this is where the problem is, Apple want you to use it with the volume buttons on the bottom but when taking photos it's natural to have the volume buttons on the top right like normal cameras but.... This is where the problem is, if I take photos like that then they are upside down using a Windows computer with the standard image viewer but if I take photos with the volume buttons on the bottom then they come out the correct way.

However it doesn't matter to me as I have a mac so it corrects them all for me anyway.
#11
aircanman
Just want to add, never had anything like this happen to me, had iPhone since first release.

Helpful.
#12
RabLewandowski
did you enjoy your pot noodle? :S

Nobody enjoys a Pot Noodle.
#13
mds1256
It happens to me too and sussed out why. Now I like to take photos in landscape but prefer to use the iphone volume button as a shutter button, this is where the problem is, Apple want you to use it with the volume buttons on the bottom but when taking photos it's natural to have the volume buttons on the top right like normal cameras but.... This is where the problem is, if I take photos like that then they are upside down using a Windows computer with the standard image viewer but if I take photos with the volume buttons on the bottom then they come out the correct way.

However it doesn't matter to me as I have a mac so it corrects them all for me anyway.

Thanks, very helpful I will have a go at doing the back to front way. :)
#14
Its not the phone thats doing it certain websites always rotate my photos for some reason

I find sliding to the right and take the photo on the "Square" mode stops it from doing this.

Edited By: JackRH1 on Jun 25, 2014 15:30
#15
craigstephens
aircanman
Just want to add, never had anything like this happen to me, had iPhone since first release.
Helpful.

It's funny though, never heard of this problem at all, could it be user error?
#16
Could just be a bad Apple.

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