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Picture upload issue

  1. #1


    Posts : 42
    W8.1

    Picture upload issue


    Not sure if I can explain this well enough but here goes.

    I take pictures on a Galaxy S3.
    I post pictures to a forum.
    Before posting, I download them to PC.

    Pictures taken in the vertical (portrait) mode need to be rotated 90* clockwise to appear in the right orientation on the forum.
    Windows 7 completes this rotation function without a hitch.

    Here's the problem...
    When I use windows 8 or 10, the rotation step, in any direction, does not work so the picture always posts sideways.

    Don't blame the forum, W7 and Mac accomplish the task just fine .

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  2. #2


    What are you using to rotate the pics?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 42
    W8.1


    Thanks for the quick reply Rich.
    Windows 7 and 8.1 both say Windows Photo Viewer.
    10 doesn't tell me but I assume the stock viewer as I have added nothing.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    1) Make sure the files are not "Read-Only" (right click on the picture > Properties. See if Read-only is checked. If it is, then uncheck it, and try it again).
    2) A little hecktik solution, but guaranteed to work: Right click your image file, and select Edit. This opens the picture in Microsoft Paint.
    Under the Home button on top, click Rotate, then Rotate right 90 degrees Fahrenheit, then save the image using that little purple disk icon in the top left of the program. Try getting used to this method for rotating your pictures. I love Microsoft Paint since I can do a lot with it.

    Hope you found this post useful. ....and a little funny
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  5. #5


    Posts : 42
    W8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pepanee View Post
    1) Make sure the files are not "Read-Only" (right click on the picture > Properties. See if Read-only is checked. If it is, then uncheck it, and try it again).
    2) A little hecktik solution, but guaranteed to work: Right click your image file, and select Edit. This opens the picture in Microsoft Paint.
    Under the Home button on top, click Rotate, then Rotate right 90 degrees Fahrenheit, then save the image using that little purple disk icon in the top left of the program. Try getting used to this method for rotating your pictures.
    1)They are not read only and as I said the process with W7 is simple and easy as it was with XP.
    I will just use 7 for posting to forums instead of taking the extra steps with 8 & 10. Since 7 will be around for a while yet, it's not a big deal and maybe the 8-10 brains will catch on and change things, just for me.
    Thanks for the input.
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  6. #6


    The default viewer in Windows 10 is Photos which I don't like, not Windows Photo Viewer. Try changing to Windows Photo Viewer and see if that solves the problem.

    Control Panel
    Default Programs
    Associate a file type or protocol with a program

    Scroll down to the image types like .jpg, .bmp. .tiff, etc. I currently have the following set to use WPV:

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #7


    Posts : 42
    W8.1


    Rich;
    Thanks again for pitching in here.
    Your suggestion had merit but I was a bit sceptical since 8.1 has WPV as default and it doesn't work there.
    I followed your advice and went into W10 changed default to WPV and still have the same problem.
    I think this forum has the same parents so I'll see what happens here.
    The first pic was taken in horizontal (landscape) mode.
    Second in vertical (portrait).
    Third is the second one rotated 90* CW with W8, WPV.

    Edit...
    Third pic would not upload so perhaps 2 is the limit.
    I'll try putting #3 the rotated one in a following post.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Horizontal.jpg   Verticle.jpg  
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  8. #8


    Posts : 42
    W8.1


    This picture is pic 2 in above post, rotated 90* CW.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Verticle Rotated 90 CW.jpg  
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  9. #9


    I downloaded the 3rd one, rotated it 90 degrees using WPV and here it is:

    Click image for larger version


    Windows 10 Pro X64.
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  10. #10


    How do you get the pictures from the cell to the PC?
    Where on the PC are you placing them?
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