I'm not a computer geek but I wonder if it flips the pic because of the photo's pixel limit is too big in one dimension while the other dimension is under? Say you want to post a photo that is 800 tall x 1000 width in pixels (MP's). For example....say the BS vertical pixel limit is 1000MP's and the horizontal is 900MP's.......the BS photo recognition system will rotate that photo automatically to fit the two MP limits??? That's an educated guess there. Also....I think snipping reduces the MP's of a high MP photo. A while back I was dinking around with a rotating photo trying to fix the rotation and stumbled across that.
I don’t spend nearly as much time on bowsite as I used to. There are a couple of reasons, not related to this topic, one big one is the format of the site. If bowsite had rokslide format I bet the member totals would double overnight.
The problem is related to an iPhone upgrade a few years ago that changed the way photos orientate. The software we use to upload the pics does not recognize that change. The fix is part of a larger upgrade that is underway.
Pat, I can't get pics to orient correctly even when I get them directly from my camera's SD card. Also, I have an android phone and it doesn't consistently work from it either. Both of these suggest to me is not just an iPhone upgrade issue. Or maybe the upgrade you're referring to impacts things on bowsite in a way I don't understand?
Scoot, it affects more than iPhone but iPhone set the standard. Without getting too techy, Apple added a small piece of data that is attached to every photo and it determines the orientation. That way you can take a pic horizontally or vertically from your phone and it will read that data to determine orientation when it displays. When iPhone did this, other platforms followed their lead and implemented it. The platform Bowsite is developed in can not read that data, so however the photo was shot on your phone, that's what you see.
Thanks for the explanation, Pat. I'm no techy, so that was at the right level for me to grasp! I would be great if the site could get the orientation straightened out. It would be wonderful if high quality pics could be displayed too. One of the best benefits of the site are the stories and they are so much better with quality photos. Seeing amazing things and places is frustrating when great pics get distorted and pixelated.
I've been posting screenshots of photos for a while now mainly because when I do a screenshot of a photo that's buried way down in my photo archives it brings the photo up to the top of the que and it's much easier to find it to post it.
t-roy. . . I was testing the seat system for my daughter on the trailer. couple days after this I took her in about half a mile on a farm road for her first deer hunt. And she killed a young buck and is hopefully hooked for life :)
The gate was locked, so it was this or walk. And I knew she'd be bitchin' after 200 yards :)