1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Morning all, and happy Friday...

    I've just noticed that if I take a photo with my iPhone (or from its folders, for that matter), and then email it to anyone, even myself, the image displays in the email as landscape. But, the photo was taken in portrait mode...

    I've sent various emails, with various sizes photo attachments as a test. But, same issue.

    Any ideas, anyone?
    08-27-2010 08:59 AM
  2. stkywik's Avatar
    What email service are you using? I just tested mine, I use gmail set up through exchange for push, and it emailed the picture in portrait mode.
    08-27-2010 10:00 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I was using GMail\Exchange, and it did it, now using Mobile ME, and same thing. Weird really...
    08-27-2010 12:37 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    I have that as well - any of my many email servers.
    08-27-2010 12:54 PM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Alli - do you happen to have the 'auto rotate' lock, on?


    I have that as well - any of my many email servers.
    08-27-2010 01:09 PM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Never mind...

    I've figured it out, and tested it, too!

    If you email a photo that is in portrait mode, by design, the iPhone WILL change it to landscape. The way around it is to send it as an MMS to an email address, and it will deliver it in the correct mode
    08-27-2010 01:34 PM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    It shouldn't do that. Hopefully it'll be fixed in 4.1
    08-27-2010 02:07 PM
  8. Massie's Avatar
    Just tested it out myself using Gmail on an Exchange setup. Sent to myself in Gmail, with these results:

    On laptop & phone, it has the correct orientation in the mail preview.
    Click view to see it in-browser: switches to landscape.
    Download to desktop, open jpeg w/Windows Picture Viewer: switches to landscape.
    Download to desktop, open jpeg w/Quicktime Photo Viewer: switches to landscape.
    Download to desktop, open jpeg w/Picasa Picture Viewer: stays in portrait.

    All this makes me wonder if the issue is less about the phone than the program used to receive it--that the orientation data is all there, but not all programs are set to automatically adjust the image based on that.
    08-27-2010 02:56 PM
  9. noaim's Avatar
    Im yet to see this issue
    08-27-2010 03:16 PM
  10. slalomskie's Avatar
    Never mind...

    I've figured it out, and tested it, too!

    If you email a photo that is in portrait mode, by design, the iPhone WILL change it to landscape. The way around it is to send it as an MMS to an email address, and it will deliver it in the correct mode

    If you send in SMS doesn't it reduce the size (MB) of your picture?
    08-27-2010 03:34 PM
  11. jakej914's Avatar
    If you send in SMS doesn't it reduce the size (MB) of your picture?
    Most definitely. Especially a pretty iPhone 4 pic.
    08-28-2010 10:27 AM
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