Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 12:20 AM (in response to Notintune)
You can try doing these few steps to change the properties of the photos:
1. Do your import of the pictures (copy, import, whatever) into your "My Pictures" folder or sub-folder.
2. Open Windows Explorer (The folder next to the start button)
3. Under Desktop... Expand the "Libraries" tab (the little triangle next to the folder).
4. Expand the "Pictures" tab.
5. Right-click on the "My Pictures" folder and select "Properties" at the very bottom.
6. Uncheck the "Read-Only" box. APPLY THIS TO ALL SUBFOLDERS.
7. Open the pictures.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to parker612)
Okay, I took a new picture as opposed to trying to fix one already in MyPictures, and it worked with the new picture. I will continue to play with it to make sure it always works for me.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to parker612)
I'm sorry parker 612, I didn't click on the right posting and I don't know how to correct it. I did then mark your original posting as helpful answer. I had never done that before. I didn't know that the posters were the ones that gave a grade -- always learning. I don't think I will ever learn all there is to know about the iPhone 4S either, but this community has really helped. When I bought the iPhone 3 at an Apple store, I expressed surprise that there wasn't a manual with the phone; the salesman told me it was intuitive! Maybe for him! I have never been around other iPhone users or even smartphone users. I have to learn everything on my own; there are no friends that know all the ins and outs of technology like the high school and college students enjoy. Of course, I learn by just using the phone, but reading the posts in this community since buying the iPhone 4S has taught me a lot. I also downloaded the manual and that is also helpful. Thanks for giving your time to help others.
Just a note for others using your solution. There were a few things I had to do differently. I didn't know how to do the first step, but what I did do with his following steps sent the picture in an editable fashion to Windows Photo Gallery. Also when I clicked on the yellow triangle, it wouldn't let me open MyPictures, but when I went to the next step and right clicked, I was able to get to Properties. The read-only box was not checked, but I changed the security settings at this location to allow others to make changes in MyPictures and that made the difference. So parker612 has the right idea, just play around with it a little if things don't work exactly as he posted. I have found that new pictures I take with the iPhone can be edited and pictures which I import from emails can also be edited. In order to edit photos from the iPhone that were already in Photo Gallery can only be edited if I rename the picture, a tedious process, so glad I got parker612's help to prevent this problem in the future.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to Notintune)
I have a much easier solution to this problem for Windows users:
- right-click your picture and choose "open with"
- choose the program "paint"
- paint will open, then choose "rotate right 90"
- click save
Voila. Problem solved.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 10:16 PM (in response to FuzziMac)
Thanks but this works great FuzziMac, if you have 2 or 3 pictures, but when you have hundreds, it gets cumbersome. There really needs to be a better solution. Frustration is setting in big time for me on this subject.