So for months I’ve been dealing with a problem that was brought to my attention by a nice comment on one of my posts: “Your pics are horizontal when they should be vertical. It looks awful.”
They appear the right way on desktop and on Android devices but not on stupid iPhones. I thought I had fixed the problem and even tested it with you the audience. That day it worked but a quick audit of many of my posts has revealed that the problem was not fixed. Not a carrier of an iPhone, I had no idea that the problem persisted.
Indeed, post after post has pictures sittin’ sideways like Paul Wall rather than the proper orientation. The culprit for this misery is the EXIF file that not only steals your personal privacy but also affects the way the image is displayed.
I have not found a plug-in to erase the EXIF file for the thousands of photos that I have uploaded so I will have to go in post by post and re-upload the images. Hopefully, someone reading this will provide a more efficient solution. Otherwise, I care too much about the blog to let the sloppiness stand.
Going forward, I’m using Image Tuner to scale the image and the Image Rotation Fixer plug-in to do the formatting when I upload.
Stupid Apple. Stupid iOS.