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Brightauthor rotate my images when I don't want them rotated

I prepare content for the TVs at my school and I publish pics taken by the teachers.  Many of them are portrait orientation.  Brightauthor automatically rotates them to landscape.  How can I prevent this?

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    Aaron Kammerman

    I just realized this is happening with videos taken in portrait, too.  Grumble. . .

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    ^UD\_$

    If you drop the problem images onto a web browser window, do they appear normal? 

     

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    Aaron Kammerman

    Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.  I'll try to put them in a blog post on our school webpage and see what happens. . .

     

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    Aaron Kammerman

    Ha!  Word press is automatically rotating the picture as well!

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    Aaron Kammerman

    I can think of a workaround by pasting the pics into a Google slides page, then downloading the page as a PNG file.  But if there's a way to get Brightauthor to cooperate, that would be ideal.

     

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    ^UD\_$

    There are easier ways to correct that.

    Are you on a Mac or Windows?

     

    Also, you can edit your previous posts, instead of creating multiple ones.

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    Aaron Kammerman

    Great, thanks on the edit tip.  I'll do that from now on.  I am on a Windows 10 PC.

    and I realized that my workaround won't do for videos.  I did try editing the Zone Properties and that didn't seem to help.

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    ^UD\_$

    You would need to rotate images to their correct orientation, prior to including in the presentation.

    Rotating images on Windows is easy with Paint.

    Open, rotate, save, done.

    Videos can be more time consuming to process. You could try Windows Movie Maker. Is that included in Win 10?...

    Or something like Handbreak 

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    Aaron Kammerman

    Okay, here's my confusion. 

    1)  If I take file A and bring it into Brightauthor, it will re-size it and rotate to landscape orientation (A_resized_by_Brightauthor);

    2 ) If I take file A and resize it first (A_resized_in_Photogallery) Brightauthor still rotates it to landscape, but opening that same file (A_resized_in_Photogallery) in Paint shows portrait orientation. Huh?

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    3) If I take file A and let Brightauthor resize it (A_resized_by_Brightauthor) and then I take that file and pull it into Paint, it shows landscape and I can rotate in Paint and it's fine back in Brightauthor.  

    It seems silly to have to bring files into Brightauthor for the re-size, then take those Brightauthor-resized photos into Paint, then put them back into Brightauthor.  

     

    And I don't even know if I explained myself well. . .

     

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    ^UD\_$

    My intention was to process images BeforE they are brought into Bright Author.

    If they look rotated in Paint, you would need to un-rotate them first.

    The process is simple.

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    Aaron Kammerman

    See my #2 above.  I know the process is simple, resizing them prior to bringing them into Brightauthor is not working for me.  When I bring that re-sized pic into Paint it shows it portrait, and bringing it into Brightauthor results in Brightauthor switching it to landscape.

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    ^UD\_$

    Please include screenshots in your post, so we can understand better.

    You can use the Windows Snipping Tool for that.

    You should be able to directly paste the image into your post.

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