6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2011 4:56 PM by shmapple
Glideslope1234 Level 1 (0 points)
Airplay is displaying my photos from my camera role on my TV as advertised except the orientation is wrong. Portrait photos are displayed in landscape. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong and a way to fix this? Thanks

iPhone 3GS, iOS 4
  • ourfoz Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got the same problem with both our 3GS's and the AppleTV. When I email the photos they also appear portrait in the preview on the recipients machine but the full size image is landscape 90 degrees CCW. This email issue has been happening since IOS4 and now it's causing havoc with Apple TV. I'm pretty sure it's to do with the metadata of the picture.

    I can't believe this stuff gets through QA and I now have to turn my head on it's side to look at portrait pics on my TV as well as on my email. This isn't how "it just works" is meant to be Apple. Please fix.
  • Glideslope1234 Level 1 (0 points)
    One work around I discovered is to import the camera roll to iPhoto, create an new album of the camera roll and re-sync it to your iPhone. Orientation works fine then. I think I will limit my iPhone photos to landscape view until they fix this bug.
  • johninsj Level 1 (70 points)
    The "correct" orientation for the camera is to have the home button in your right hand, and the ear-hole side in your left hand. Any other orientation will generate a picture that is rotated (the same as if you took a photo with your digital camera holding it sideways or upside down)

    The iphone knows what orientation it was in when you snapped the photo, and if its not right side up, it adds the orientation to the jpeg meta data in the photo. It will auto-rotate any images to display "right side up" when displayed on the phone, but not all other software/devices will do that.

    * remember to hold the camera the right way so you don't take rotated photos or
    * see if the problem software/device has an "automatic rotate" feature or
    * import/rotate/export your photos in some photo editing software.
  • Linnnnn Level 1 (130 points)
    When you hold your iPhone in Portrait, are the photos showing in Portrait too? Just asking because sometimes when I'm holding phone & I quickly take a photo, I don't always wait until the buttons rotate to portrait indicating the phone still thinks it's on landscape (so the phone takes the photo in landscape, and this is all correct, its just a result of me being impatient)...and these are all your portrait photos in you're camera roll or just some? So far all my portrait photos are showing in portrait as I would expect.
  • NYFooty Level 1 (0 points)
    Me too - both iphone 3GS and iphone 4 phones are doing the same. If i have taken a photo in landscape it shows in portrait, if I have taken a photo in Portrait it shows in Landscape.

    Any ideas on this? Also I played around with FIOS Media Manager and sending photos from the iphone to the TV that way - it suffered the same.

    No fun trying to view photos in the wrong orientation - and most photos I take are in portrait.
  • shmapple Level 1 (0 points)
    Typical Apple attitude. It's been at least 3 months and Apple didn't even acknowledge this bug, let alone fixed it