How to Rotate Pictures?

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How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby OCEANREEF203 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:45 pm

Help anyone? I am inserting pictures from my library into a document in Open Office. Some pictures are inserted upright, some are inserted from my Windows library sideways, or upside down. I can't find a way to rotate the pictures upright. I've saved the pictures to my library in the smallest pixel as I can, most usually 33 size or less. Any reason for the problem with the display of the pictures?
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri May 03, 2019 9:45 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Insert the pic in Draw first then copy paste in Writer, then it can be rotated.

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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby OCEANREEF203 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:03 pm

I'm sorry, but after trying the suggested steps, i still can't rotate, only flip. First, i am not sure how to find the "writer" file. I can open the picture in "draw" and i can see the tabs labeled "flip horz, etc." but the pics are still sideways (just flipped). Can't find the "writer" file/tab to save the pics to. I do appreciate the assistance. It's strange, some pics save directly fine, and others are inserted sideways...i thought it might be the size picture i'm working with. Mots of my saved pics are only 33-47 kb. small....
Still unsolved..... Thanks!
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby Zizi64 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:15 pm

Please upload your ODF type sample file here.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby Hagar Delest » Sun May 26, 2019 12:53 pm

I assumed you were inserting pics in a Writer document. Can you precise what kind of file are you trying to do?
By Windows library, what do you mean exactly? Do you just insert a pic through the Insert > Picture > From File?
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby John_Ha » Sun May 26, 2019 1:54 pm

Rotate them in an image editor like IrfanView before inserting. See the tutorial on using images.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby RoryOF » Sun May 26, 2019 1:59 pm

John_Ha wrote:Rotate them in an image editor like IrfanView before inserting. See the tutorial on using images.


Also crop them in such an editor - it will offer far better facilities than OO for image manipulation.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby Bidouille » Tue May 28, 2019 3:12 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:I assumed you were inserting pics in a Writer document.

For that, install this extension: https://extensions.openoffice.org/en/pr ... tationtool
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby OCEANREEF203 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:36 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:I assumed you were inserting pics in a Writer document. Can you precise what kind of file are you trying to do?
By Windows library, what do you mean exactly? Do you just insert a pic through the Insert > Picture > From File?


YES, I AM USING THE COMMAND PROMPT FROM THE OPEN OFFICE MENU..JUST AS YOU HAVE DESCRIBED. "INSERT" TAKES ME TO MY LIST OF PICTURES IN MY FILE, I CHOOSE A PICTURE, THEN IT IMPORTS THAT SELECTED FILE PICTURE OVER TO THE OPEN OFFICE DOCUMENT (USUALLY SIDEWAYS, BUT SOMETIMES PROPERLY).
NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY ASKING "By Windows library, what do you mean exactly?". ALL MY PICTURES ARE STORED ON MY COMPUTER, AND I IMPORT THEM INTO OPEN OFFICE DOCUMENTS. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:41 pm

Please fix your stuck Caps Lock key; all capitals comes across as shouting.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby Bill » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:17 am

OCEANREEF203 wrote:Any reason for the problem with the display of the pictures?

It may be caused by EXIF Orientation tags in the images. File Explorer in Windows 10 rotates images that have an EXIF Orientation tag. Writer does not support EXIF Orientation tags so it does not rotate the images.

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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby OCEANREEF203 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:28 pm

Some pictures post in the proper display. Only a few, certain pictures will rotate, and always rotate left, 1/4 around..?? Not sure if I needed to give space in the Apache program for the size picture, or save the picture in lower pixels, or what? I'm keeping a journal for my baby granddaughter, and I'm trying to caption pictures of her monthly. It's not working out too well when some pictures are sideways??
Just thought I'd ask some knowledgeable people to see if I was doing something wrong when I saved the pictures, or when? Thanks.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby Bill » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:56 pm

Digital cameras don't save the image in the proper orientation. They use an orientation tag to tell how the image should be rotated. OpenOffice doesn't recognize the orientation tag, so it doesn't rotate pictures. If the picture isn't in the proper orientation when imported into AOO, then you have to open the picture with an image editor and rotate it.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby OCEANREEF203 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:12 pm

Bill, thanks for the tip. I'll check that issue when I download the next picture on my device. If I still need to rotate it I will look further. I did just notice that AOO had a tab in "insert" when it prompts insert from a file or web. When I go to "file" , you right click and you can see some choices regarding rotate back or forward (?). anyway, I tried to rotate from there, and still nothing. Not sure where to go to find another "image editor"? Thanks again for your help.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:15 pm

Google for IrfanView; it will do all you want, I think.
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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby Bill » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:05 am

OCEANREEF203 wrote:I did just notice that AOO had a tab in "insert" when it prompts insert from a file or web. When I go to "file" , you right click and you can see some choices regarding rotate back or forward (?).

I assume that you're talking about the dialog that lets you choose a picture after you select Insert > Picture > From file... That dialog is probably a Windows dialog which has rotate options for the picture, but those options just change the orientation tag which OpenOffice still won't recognize.

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Re: How to Rotate Pictures?

Postby John_Ha » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:57 am

See [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images for a discussion on how best to handle images in Writer and how to rotate images.
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