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    I've found that every time I try to send a photo (from my gallery) with a text message, the photo displays upside down. I thought maybe it just showed that way on my phone, but I verified it on a friend's phone today - the photo they received from me was upside down.

    Any way to fix this?
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Are you left handed? Did you take the picture upside down? Lol.
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    That's too funny. I guess I am kind of ambidextrous w/ some things, but mostly right handed. With the way that everything for the camera auto-rotates (even w/ auto rotate screen off), it never occurred to me that I might be holding it the "wrong way" when shooting horizontal photos. I thought your comment was just being a smarta**, but it helped fix the problem Thnx!
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    I'm actually having similar issues. I take photos with the phone upright and the photos display upright in my gallery. Then as soon as I try to send a SMS to someone and insert the picture it puts the photo sideways to send to them and there is no way to adjust it! Anyone else having this problem?
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrasherx2k1 View Post
    I'm actually having similar issues. I take photos with the phone upright and the photos display upright in my gallery. Then as soon as I try to send a SMS to someone and insert the picture it puts the photo sideways to send to them and there is no way to adjust it! Anyone else having this problem?
    I have the same problem sometimes and have not figured out a way to fix it.
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Same problem here, take a photo in portrait, looks fine in the gallery then once I send it via MMS it switches orientation to landscape and there's no way to control it.
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Just go in the gallery and rotate it until its fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by btc0526 View Post
    Just go in the gallery and rotate it until its fixed
    except it's correct in the gallery.


    Tried with goSMS and stock... it does not happen to every single picture. It happened to my mom's the other day and I was so confused.
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Have you tried what the 2nd poster stated?
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by scoobdude View Post
    Have you tried what the 2nd poster stated?
    no, the phone was not upside down. Even if it was, wouldn't the gallery pic reflect that based on the accelerometer?
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by scoobdude View Post
    Have you tried what the 2nd poster stated?
    It is messed up no matter which way you take the picture. Samsung better get this fixed along with the 160 character limit. Can't stand typing sending typing sending typing sending just to send 1 full message...
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    This has been a problem on tons of Samsung phones since the beginning of Android. It has to do with the EXIF data not properly being read. The Gallery (or JustPictures!, for example) sees it as what it should be. However, any SMS/Picasa upload/Facebook upload intents just show it sideways. It's ridiculous.

    I found a work-around to be go into the Gallery, crop the picture but select the entire thing, then select crop. You'll get a new copy of the image, and it will send in the right orientation. The downside is that the damn Gallery makes the picture like 90% compressed and it loses all EXIF data like Camera model, ISO, etc.
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    I've found that the only way they show the correct orientation when sent via email or SMS is if you take the picture holding the phone in landscape position with the home button at the top and the back button at the bottom. Holding the phone upright when you take a picture results in pics that appear correctly in the gallery, but when you email or sms them, they are always rotated incorrectly.
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrasherx2k1 View Post
    It is messed up no matter which way you take the picture. Samsung better get this fixed along with the 160 character limit. Can't stand typing sending typing sending typing sending just to send 1 full message...
    I was under the impression the 160 char limit is a stock messenger app limit which in turn, is google's fault.


    Quote Originally Posted by dylandersen View Post
    This has been a problem on tons of Samsung phones since the beginning of Android. It has to do with the EXIF data not properly being read. The Gallery (or JustPictures!, for example) sees it as what it should be. However, any SMS/Picasa upload/Facebook upload intents just show it sideways. It's ridiculous.
    seriously!??!
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by linh.nguyen View Post
    I was under the impression the 160 char limit is a stock messenger app limit which in turn, is google's fault.




    seriously!??!
    Read the manual. It states on page 231 of the user guide right off Sprints website that "You can send text (SMS) messages of up to 160 characters to another mobile phone. If you keep typing after the limit, your message is delivered as a series of messages."

    So I dunno what the deal is but they need to get this corrected asap!
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrasherx2k1 View Post
    Read the manual. It states on page 231 of the user guide right off Sprints website that "You can send text (SMS) messages of up to 160 characters to another mobile phone. If you keep typing after the limit, your message is delivered as a series of messages."

    So I dunno what the deal is but they need to get this corrected asap!
    Ah, I stand corrected. I'm getting the impression pure google is nice for major updates... but little things still are like the rest of us... begging and pleading for a fix.
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    Default Re: SMS sent photos upside down

    I don't have an issue when sending or uploading pictures. They always show up the right way. For the record.

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