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Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby rvdz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:25 pm

donkeyotty wrote:Strange this, it only turns the pictures I have took with my camera, this is a screenshot and it comes out perfick. :(


The reason for that is pictures on your phone often have some additional data embedded that specifies the orientation (portrait or landscape). Sometimes your camera adds this info when you take the picture, or software you use to rotate images can do it as well. This is really cool, because instead of going through the (relatively slow) process of physically rearranging the pixels to actually rotate the image, it just turns 90 degrees whenever you view it. Unfortunately, when you upload a picture, this additional data is lost. That's not just the case with image uploads on this forum btw, all uploads will discard this info. Therefore, once the image is uploaded it shows up in the "original" orientation, which in this case, is different from how it appears on your phone. Very annoying!

The best way to get around this is to get a photo app that physically rotates the image, instead of simply editing this meta-data. Then when you upload the pictures, they will appear as you see them on your phone.

Hope that makes sense!
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby donkeyotty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:08 pm

Great, so I need a new browser and a photo app just to load photos, smashing.
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby abercanadian » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:22 pm

donkeyotty wrote:Great, so I need a new browser and a photo app just to load photos, smashing.


Penance for buying into the super proprietary Appleverse, Don! :lol:

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby donkeyotty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 pm

abercanadian wrote:
donkeyotty wrote:Great, so I need a new browser and a photo app just to load photos, smashing.


Penance for buying into the super proprietary Appleverse, Don! :lol:

Larry

I didn’t even buy it, it was a present :lol:
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby abercanadian » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:42 pm

Ahhh... I guess they must have bought it at Reginald Perrin's specialty shop then? (obscure reference only for old farts like myself)

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby abercanadian » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:50 pm

Ok, here's the shop ....



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby carlmt » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:17 pm

Test photo upload from my phone...dont ask me what type - i have no idea!

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby carlmt » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:29 pm

It works!!!!! Amazing!!!!

Just took a squint at this thin black box here..... It says Samsung at the top.....running an android apparently with a number 8.0.0?

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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby Walker » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:02 am

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Test post using my android mobile and an image of my recent cylinder head swap. Personally at the ripe age of 26 I'm not as up to date with the tech as I probably should be. I live in the highlands and don't work in an office block what can I say. Just coming to grips with the new phone I knew the old one couldn't upload directly but this posh number clearly can.

Hopefully then I will post a lot more knowing this! I have set up a monthly donation just now and as I'm sure others will echo I'd gladly increase this if it meant the forum was not only a permanent fixture but up to date and relevant for years to come.

Fantastic thread here and certainly something we should be talking about
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Re: Facebook groups vs this forum? Can of worms?

Postby Xj40kate » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:21 pm

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