How to prevent Image  rotation Html5

Posted on 2015-01-02
Last Modified: 2015-01-03
Portrait pictures get rotated?

Please how do I Prevent this? - display without rotation. I just want the picture to display as is.

When I look at the original it is OK see below - it is portrait - see here:

<IMG ID="DataField40" SRC="/pics/2145674015_6.jpg?ref=4096"  
ALT="House Sitters Pictures from YouthfulRetiree">

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Question by:Ian White
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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it has to do with the meta data in the image which was put there by the camera it was taken with. If you only have a few images the easiest way to 'fix' it is to open the images in phoshop and resave.

if these are client images and you have no control over them, you can manipulate the rotation server side.

as far as i remember there is no way to have html5 ignore the rotation, but u could be wrong.
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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oops, i meant, "i could be wrong"
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Expert Comment

ID: 40529249
You might be able to fix it with a CSS transform. Try changing the CSS for the images to include:


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If it does not work when applied directly to the images, you can try rotating the container for the images instead.

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Author Comment

by:Ian White
ID: 40529580
They are client posted images dynamically loaded.  So the logic would apply to thousands of pictures, loaded by clients  for the same page .

I am not sure why the meta data of the image would cause it to flip unnaturally? so the picture cant be seen as taken?

I thought maybe it was the css for the page?  Maybe it couldnt fit so it rotated? Not an expert on CSS

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by:Ian White
ID: 40529582
It does not happen for most images posted by clients  - just some

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by:Ian White
ID: 40529588
So this is an example of the same page where the image is ok - for another client
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Accepted Solution

Kyle Hamilton earned 500 total points
ID: 40529785
you will need a server solution. the reason only some images appear flipped is becuase the cameras are different. this is meta data set by the camera - nothing to do with CSS.

i could give you a php solution, but it looks like you are using cold fusion, so that would probably be no use to you.

while you can do rotation client side, you would need to wait until the image is loaded to get the exif_data to determine whether to rotate or not. imo, lots of unnecessary work that's better left to the server

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by:Ian White
ID: 40529876
I dont seem to be able to add coldfusion as topic  Should I close this and reopen in coldfusion?

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by:Ian White
ID: 40529889
Thanks for your help. I will repost as a cold fusion problem

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