1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    When I take pictures and text them to others, they are turned sideways or they are no longer oriented like I took them. Meaning I take a picture as "portrait" and it turns 90 degrees to "landscape". Is there a setting that is doing this? I am running 8.1.
    04-21-2015 12:06 PM
  2. jmshub's Avatar
    As a matter of design, it seems that Windows Phone's screen rotation isn't quite as snappy as iOS or Android. When you attempt to take a picture, make sure that all the camera buttons orient themselves to acknowledge that the phone is on it's side, or upright in portrait mode. If the buttons will not rotate, make sure that you don't have screen rotation locked. You can access this function from the Action Center by swiping down from the top of your screen. (If Screen Rotation isn't one of the quick buttons in your Action Center, go to all settings, and find screen rotation in the menu.

    As far as the pictures you have already taken, you can quickly spin them to the correct orientation by finding the pic in Photos, tap the pencil button to edit, and choose Crop, rotate, auto-fix. You can use the rotate function to quickly spin the shot to the right orientation, and tap the save button.
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    As a matter of design, it seems that Windows Phone's screen rotation isn't quite as snappy as iOS or Android. When you attempt to take a picture, make sure that all the camera buttons orient themselves to acknowledge that the phone is on it's side, or upright in portrait mode. If the buttons will not rotate, make sure that you don't have screen rotation locked. You can access this function from the Action Center by swiping down from the top of your screen. (If Screen Rotation isn't one of the quick buttons in your Action Center, go to all settings, and find screen rotation in the menu.

    As far as the pictures you have already taken, you can quickly spin them to the correct orientation by finding the pic in Photos, tap the pencil button to edit, and choose Crop, rotate, auto-fix. You can use the rotate function to quickly spin the shot to the right orientation, and tap the save button.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-21-2015 01:48 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If you updated to Denim and are using Lumia Camera 5 it does seem to suffer from orientation confusion at times. Follow jmshub's workarounds above. We are all waiting for a patch to address this on 930/Icon/1520.
    04-21-2015 02:07 PM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    When I take pictures and text them to others, they are turned sideways or they are no longer oriented like I took them. Meaning I take a picture as "portrait" and it turns 90 degrees to "landscape". Is there a setting that is doing this? I am running 8.1.
    Yes it's annoying but doesn't seem to happen all of the time so I just edit/rotate when necessary. It's not caused by anything you are doing with your phone. It's a denim/lumia camera 5 thing.
    04-21-2015 02:14 PM
  6. muvig's Avatar
    Also on 920, its very annoying
    04-21-2015 02:23 PM

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