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Why are the photos I took with my Sony digital camera rotated sideways?

3.22. Why are the photos I took with my Sony digital camera rotated sideways?

This is a common issue with many different models of Sony digital cameras, when uploading photos to many different sites, with photos taken in portrait / vertical orientation. You can find discussions about this issue in Sony's support discussion forums.

As a work-around for this issue, you can rotate the image(s) on your computer, before uploading, to rotate the image 90° to the right (clockwise.) This is to compensate for the rotation of 90° to the left (counter-clockwise) that will occur during upload.

To rotate the image(s) 90° to the right (clockwise):

  1. Locate the image(s) in a folder in Windows.

  2. Left-click on the image to select it. To select all the images in the folder, left-click on one of the images, then use Ctrl+a to select-all. (Alternatively you can left-click on the first image, then hold down the Shift key while left-clicking on the last image):

    Select all

  3. Next, right-click on any of the selected images, then, in the resulting menu, left-click on "Rotate clockwise":

    Rotate clockwise

  4. All of the images will now be rotated. (When you upload them to the Marketing Center, they'll be rotated back to the correct orientation):

    All rotated

If you have a folder with both vertical (portrait orientation) images and horizontal (landscape orientation) images, here are instructions on how to select and rotate only the vertical images:

  1. Locate the image(s) in a folder in Windows.

  2. Left-click the first image to be rotated. To select subsequent images, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard while you left-click the other images that you want to rotate:

    Select non-contiguous images

  3. Next right-click on any of the selected images, then, in the resulting menu, left-click on "Rotate clockwise":

    Rotate non-contiguous images

  4. The selected images will now be rotated. (When you upload them to the Marketing Center, they'll be rotated back to the correct orientation):

    Non-contiguous rotated

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