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JayCee03/10/2012 10:51:16
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I was about to start a build blog for the Flair SE5A with electric conversion.

However the first batch of pictures imported into my 'Pictures Album' are all upside down I can't find a way to edit them.

Im working via my iPad not sure if this is the problem.

Can anyone help?


Chris Bott - Moderator03/10/2012 11:20:07
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Hi JayCee I have no idea whatsover on this one.

However I have found this from Google. See if the advice helps.

The iPad camera has a natural orientation: landscape, with the camera at
the top. If you take a photo with the iPad in any other orientation, it
is actually saved in the natural orientation, but has an "Orientation"
tag in the EXIF data which indiciates which way to rotate the photo for

If you take a portrait or upside-down landscape photo, it is the
responsibility of the viewing software to rotate the photo the right
way. Unfortunately not all software understands the Orientation EXIF tag
and just displays the photo in the order the data appears in the file,
resulting in it being rotated incorrectly.

In my experience, you are most likely to encounter this when displaying
the photo on Windows (particularly older versions of Windows, such as
XP), but I expect there are also some older Mac applications which don't
know about the Orientation tag.

To avoid this, always take photos on the iPad in landscape orientation
with the camera at the top.

JayCee03/10/2012 11:38:38
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Thanks, yep you got it, strange but true eve though the picture shows in 'My Picture' the correct way up it exports upside down.

However, was able to email them to myself then pick them up on my standard PC in the correct orientation

So will start my build blog from there


Chris Bott - Moderator03/10/2012 11:45:25
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Ok, sounds like your PC understands the orientation tag. When I see your blog I'll let you know if I see any pics upside down.


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