All my pictures are rotated, why?

Created by Erwin BF, Modified on Fri, 18 Aug 2023 at 03:03 AM by Erwin BF

Some contributors might notice that some of the pictures you're uploading are rotated while they do show correctly on your computer.

The reason for this is that your computer understands the exif data from the picture and has sufficient memory to rotate it itself. Our uploader however is limited in it's capability of reading the exif data and therefore reads it exactly as it is.

This usually happens because:

  • You did not edit the photos
  • They come directly from your camera

You can simply fix this by running them trough photoshop (saving them 1 by 1) or by using a free program like irfanview.

Here's a step by step manual how to use it:

1)   Launch the program, IrfanView.


2)   On the Menu bar, Click on File and then go down and Click on Batch Conversion or Rename OR you could press B on your keyboard to Launch Batch Conversion or Rename.

IrfanView File Menu

3)   A window will open, Batch Conversion.

Batch Conversion

4)   To carry out batch, large or bulk resize of various images, go down and check use advanced options (for bulk resize).

5)   Then You Click on Advanced.

Use Advanced options for Bulk Resize

6)   A window will open, Set for all Images, Check RESIZE in the window and enter preferred width or height of image required. (The default is in Pixels, you can also select cm or inches)

irfanView Set for all images

7)   After entering desired width and height, you could also check and other settings that might favour your image by trying it out, then Click on OK

8)  Then next when you return to the Batch Conversion Window, You can set it to either Batch Conversion, Batch Rename or Batch conversion and Rename and then you select the output format.

9)  On the Right hand side, you then load all the images, go to the file location where the images are located and load them and select all the images you want to batch resize.

irfanView Loading File

10)   Then go to Output directory for result files and click on Browse below, to select where resize images to be kept.

11)   Then Click on Start Batch.

12)    The Batch Conversion done window will open, then it show the process, till it completes the resizing.

Batch Conversion Done

13)  Then Click on Exit batch and go to the output directory to get Resized file.

 This will make sure your pictures are never rotated! 

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