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Photos taken on smartphones, tablets and some cameras can look great on your device but appear upside down or sideways when uploaded to a post or page because the device stores the image’s orientation in the EXIF metadata and not all software is able to read the metadata.

Rotate Image

You fix image issues in posts as follows:

1. Click on your inserted image to select it then click on the Edit icon (Pencil icon).

Click on Edit

2.  Click on Edit Original in the Image Details window.

Click on Edit Original

3.  Click on the Rotate icon.

Click on Rotate

4.  Click on Save.

Click on Save

5.  Click Update.

Click on Save

What to do about it

The solution is to always take your photos and videos by holding the device in landscape mode with the home button on the right.

This is the only way these devices know how to take pictures without rotation issues.

iPhone
Correct way to take a photo

Here’s a simple illustration to share with students to help them!

Picture ipad
Correct way to hold an iPad when taking pictures