Mapping Species Distributions

How to fix the photo rotation problem

We have noticed that many photos are being uploaded with an incorrect rotation. Currently we don't have any means of rotating a photo once it has been uploaded to the Photo Gallery, which means that it must be 'properly' oriented prior to being uploaded.

Why do photos appear properly oriented on your phone or computer (photo on the left), but appear incorrectly oriented after being uploaded to E-Flora (photo on the right)? There is a simple explanation for this problem given on this web page: Why Your Photos Don’t Always Appear Correctly Rotated.

As noted on that page there is a simple solution to the problem if you are working with JPEG images--a free program that will orient the photos properly. You can obtain the program here: JPEG Autorotate. After installing the software you simply right-mouse click on the directory name within which your photos reside and select 'Autorotate all JPEGs in folder.'

We have tried out the software and it does appear to resolve the orientation issue.


Recommended citation:  Author, date, page title. In: Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia []. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Date Accessed]

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