Hi. I have an iphone 4s. I take photos with the phone vertical & horizontal. But when I get them on the pc they are sideways. Sometimes I can rotate a few vertical, but then the pc says an error & it stops letting me. I have been videoing recently & didnt know which would b the right way. I was away on holiday, & two shows were on. I recorded the 1st vertically, the 2nd night horrizontally. Turns out its the horizontal that was the right way. The first show had some things the second night didnt, but they are vertical. Is there any way I can rotate the ones i took vertically and make them appear vertical? Rather than come up horrizontal & laying down sideways? But then i guess u cant have vertical video on a wide screen tv eh. Would look a bit dumb if a video is playing widescreen then suddenly the nxt clip is vertical. Is that why? So is the correct way to video horrizontally, and take photos horrizontally? That way they wont b sideways? Hope someone can help. Thanks :)
11:11 am 27/08/12
Hi – when taking photos either vertically or horizontally they get tagged with some metadata info to let other programs know which way they should be viewed. Obviously there is a conflict between the PC s/w and the way the images were tagged on the phone (I guess the way the iPhone tags the images is more Mac friendly…?). You could try viewing the images in a different piece of software, but most s/w should allow you to rotate a photo and save that rotation information back onto the photo.
As for videos, yes, the best orientation to shoot anything is horizontally, but plenty of people do use their smartphones held upright and I think YouTube will display these videos vertically. There are pieces of software that will allow you to rotate and save video files – I've used Quicktime 7 Pro.