[Solved] Rotated image

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[Solved] Rotated image

Postby eejeeee » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:30 am

I am starting to use Base for the first time and have managed to create a form with an image field in it. Unfortunately whenever I choose 'insert graphic' and select my image it then appears sideways despite the fact that it was the right way up in 'photos'. I have tried fiddling with the scale options in the control but it makes no difference. Does anyone know how to either get the orientation correct in the first place or how to rotate the image once it is in the form? Thanks
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Re: Rotated image

Postby robleyd » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:04 pm

'photos' may show the image in the orientation as taken by the camera. Try opening the image with another image viewer and see if the orientation is different; you may need to change the orientation to suit your needs. Base is not designed to do image manipulation.
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Re: Rotated image

Postby UnklDonald418 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:45 pm

There is a Tutorial on storing images in Base
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=44124
pay particular attention to the section
Storing image files externally in a dedicated subfolder(s):
Using that approach you can use your favorite image editor to control the orientation of the displayed image.
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Re: Rotated image

Postby John_Ha » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:07 pm

It is far better to process images in an image editor before inserting them. The free IrfanView rotates images very easily.
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Re: Rotated image

Postby eejeeee » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Thanks for the help. I exported my pictures out of 'photos' and saved them in a separate folder and now they are coming up as expected so thanks again.
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