Just when you think you know everything… 🙂
Along comes something new.
In my research yesterday to find out why my vertical photos were displaying horizontally in this blog, I learned that this is a digital camera thing. Pictures you take vertically are actually horizontal, the camera and your photo software display them correctly so you would never know. I never knew, although my little Kodak camera, for a blip of a second, displays the picture horizontally and then quickly rotates it. I assumed that was a quirk of that particular camera. My Digital Rebel displays them vertically. WordPress software (and I don’t know, maybe all blog software?) apparently can’t read the code embedded in the image telling it the picture is vertical, so it displays it as is.
The way to get around this is to save a copy of your photo and upload the copy. Apparently something happens in the copy process that changes the code or something. It is also recommended to change the ppi to 75 while you’re at it, to avoid saving excessively large photos on the server and ultimately eating up your allotted free storage space. I know, I’m guilty. My workflow has been to copy the pictures I want to upload to a special upload folder and then delete them when I’ve done that. I’ve been too lazy to do that extra image-editing step. So I’ll look into creating a Photoshop action or some kind of batch process in Bridge.
If you know more about this than I do, feel free to post a comment and correct me if need be or expand on my explanation.