Is there a way, when writing one up to rotate pictures for Instructable on this site?

I am working on a Mac and sometimes when I upload pix for an Instructable, they are oriented the wrong way. The only way I've been able to overcome this is to go back out to my picture file and play with the picture and rotate and save it a couple of different times and then, maybe it will be the right way when I upload...anyone else run into this? Is there some "tool" on this site which allows us to rotate pix? Thanks much~?

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lemonie6 years ago

There isn't.
The site probably considers users capable of rotating originals on their own machine.

jamilks (author)  lemonie6 years ago
lemonie, alopha~
Thanks for the response!

I DO rotate them in my image editor (along with downsizing etc) but somehow when I upload, they come on in the same orientation that the picture was of those mysteries of cyberspace...
lemonie jamilks6 years ago

The file-format may be recording a Mac-feature which says "rotate this", rather than reprocessing the whole file?
Macs are smart like that, but it makes for incompatibilities.

Kiteman6 years ago
The site uploader does not change the orientation of images that are uploaded. What's more likely is that you are forgetting to save the rotated images, or are accidentally selecting earlier versions of the image to upload.

Rather than use an image editor, the most reliable way to rotate an image before uploading is (assuming you're on a WIndows PC):
  1. Open the folder containing your images, and click to view them as thumbnails.
  2. Right-click on the images you need to rotate, and select "Rotate Clockwise" or "Rotate anticlockwise" as required. See the screenshot I have added below (full-size version here).

The whole image will be rotated automatically. If you get any warnings about loss of resolution, ignore them - any image with a high-enough resolution to get that warning is at a higher resolution than you need to use here.
rotate images.jpg
jamilks (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
iKiteman, aloha~

You obviously gave this a lot of thought and put some effort in putting this up. Thanks bunches. Unfoprtunatley, I'm working on a Mac and have also tried many of the things you mentioned so that is probably not the problem....It may be more like Lemonie says about Mac "commands" versus "suggestions"... I'm still learning about these guys having been a PC owner since...well, forever....I'm still not used to the idea that when I hit the ret button at the top, the program/page I'm working on may not have actually closed but is still running somewhere in the background....

Thanks again~
Kiteman jamilks6 years ago
It's not a problem.

I know that member gmjhowe uses macs a lot, and works with a lot of images, so maybe he'll be able to provide a solution for you?
iceng6 years ago
if you can view the pic on the Mac there has to be a rotate cw and ccw

Every prog I have in my pc has that feature.

jamilks (author)  iceng6 years ago
iceng, aloha~

Thanks for taking the time to respond!

I DO rotate (and down size etc.) before I upload, but for some reason, they sometimes upload in the same orientation as when they were taken...not sure why, but I guess I don't know enough about these "infernal machines"....
iceng jamilks6 years ago
Put your finished images into a separate folder give it an easy name like Ibles,
then be very sure when you select a picture it is from that folder.
I have not had the problem myself but I have often thought a simple image edtitor such as they have on ebay would be useful, several 'ibles I have seen would have been greatly improved if the pictures had been set the correct way up.
Perhaps if you post something in the Forum maybe in Feedback & suggest one could be incorporated inyo a site update they may be able to offer a ray of hope for the future.