Picture Orientation Help

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Can someone tell me if there is a way to ensure the correct orientation of a pic. The pics appear correctly on my computer. When I create a post and hit preview, only the text gets previewed. Then when I hit post, the image is either 90 or 180 degrees off. Thank you
 

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Can someone tell me if there is a way to ensure the correct orientation of a pic. The pics appear correctly on my computer. When I create a post and hit preview, only the text gets previewed. Then when I hit post, the image is either 90 or 180 degrees off. Thank you
You need to be able to look at the metadata included with the picture. Since cameras in phones have replaced most stand alone cameras, there is an orientation field. Our forum ignores this field, so the trick is to make sure that the picture is rotated correctly prior to uploading, and that the orientation field shows position 1 (Normal).
 

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Thanks for the quick response. Where do you see the metadata or field position 1 Normal? Is it while I am on this site or when I am in my photos album. I am uploading from a MacBook (photos)if that matters. I guess I have a lot to learn... Thanks again
 

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Thanks for the quick response. Where do you see the metadata or field position 1 Normal? Is it while I am on this site or when I am in my photos album. I am uploading from a MacBook (photos)if that matters. I guess I have a lot to learn... Thanks again
Mac is easy :) Open the picture in your Preview app, and press ⌘-I to open the information window, and you should see the orientation field. I usually use ⌘-L to rotate the pic to the orientation I want, and the orientation field should change to 1(Normal). Save the pic, then upload it here. Preview is also a good place to resize pics to fit within the limitations of the forum software.
 
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