View Full Version : Rotate image for 1.3?
04-04-2005, 12:25 AM
I've just finished upgrading from 1.2 to 1.3 (thought it was time, since 1.4 is now on its way) and one of the things that I miss is the "rotate image" function that was available for 1.2. I found the resize for 1.3, but alas, no rotate :( Is it available and I'm just looking in the wrong place?
Not available, sorry. Nor in 1.4 :(
Most of us prefer to do our editing, sizing and post-processing ourselves so that we can control the look of our photos and not turn it over to PHP's functions that don't handle it as well. It would be fairly easy to hack in if you wanted though...
04-04-2005, 12:14 PM
Oh well, I guess the advantages of the upgrade outweigh that one missing feature. Any suggestions for a hack? I'm virtually clueless as to php, but would be willing to mess around with it with a little guidance.
04-05-2005, 04:45 AM
im against it, I really do believe you skip out on the meaning of "photography" when you cant process the photo before publishing it. In theory its like...it was never developed.
04-05-2005, 07:44 AM
I agree, but I don't put my photoblog in the same league as most of the ones I've seen here - In my case it's a way to post pictures of my kids quickly, easily, and on a regular basis so grandma and grandpa in the states can keep up with them. I try my best to take good pictures, but I've got a long way to go until I'd call it "photography", and I just try to keep posting on a regular basis. The rotate function takes one step out of the process and makes it a little more convenient, and therefore easier to maintain a regular flow of pics when I'm strapped for time (which is often).
04-05-2005, 09:39 AM
but you need to resize dont you?
i get what you are saying :)
04-05-2005, 10:44 AM
There is a version of the resize for 1.3, but the rotate function got dropped along the way.
04-06-2005, 01:23 PM
squeejee. find a free, small, imaging program somewhere (use google), that will quickly resize and rotate images for you. for one, it will be better quality than anything php could do, and what's more, it won't take any more time, in fact, probably less to do it yourself.
i can understand why you wouldn't want to use photoshop as it's slow often and especially a waste of time waiting for it to load if you just simply want to resize.
Actually, if you want to quickly resize or rotate images and you are running Windows XP, you can download some Microsoft power toys for free to do this for you. They have power toys that allow you to right click on images in Windows Explorer and resize/rotate them. If you want to do a whole bunch of photos, just select them all and do the same thing. Voila!
The trick is to resize all your photos to web size first, then rotate the images that need it.
You can download these power toys at
04-06-2005, 08:44 PM
If you are on a windows machine, just get Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com
open the window, [CTRL]-[R] resizes your image, [L] rotates the image to the left, [R] rotates to right
save it with a 70%-quality as JPG and upload it!
It's one of the best tools for fast imaging!
just my recomendation!
04-06-2005, 09:46 PM
Thanks all for the suggestions, and you're right, it's not hard at all to resize, rotate, whatever, with an image program (I use ACDSee and Picasa2), and in fact I'm back to doing it. I just got used to having the feature integrated into the upload process, and missed it after updating PP to 1.3. In any case, I've found that the new features (especially the future posting) more than compensate and I'd never go back to 1.2, with autorotate and all.
Thanks again for the feedback.
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