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Why are the photos I took with my iPhone or iPad upside-down?

3.21. Why are the photos I took with my iPhone or iPad upside-down?

If you hold your iPhone or iPad upside-down when you take photos, the photos will look correct when viewed on an Apple computer or mobile device.

However, when viewed in most software on a non-Apple computer or web server, your photos will appear as you actually took them, upside-down. You'll need to use photo editing software to correct the photo orientation before uploading the photos to the Marketing Center. You can avoid this issue in the future by holding your iPhone or iPad correctly when taking photos.

The correct way to hold the iPhone when taking photos in landscape mode is to hold it with the volume buttons on the lower side of the phone, pointing toward the ground. On the iPhone5 and higher you can use your left thumb to take the photo. The correct way to hold the iPhone when taking photos in portrait mode is to hold it with the volume buttons on the left side of the phone, with the home button below the screen. Click here to read an article about this issue.

The correct way to hold the iPad when taking photos in landscape mode is to hold it with the home button on your right. The correct way to hold the iPad when taking photos in portrait mode is to hold it with the camera lens at the top of the device. Click here to read an article about this issue.

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