Cash is Good!
I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A widespread problem is occurring when uploading photos through the Blogger/Blogspot platform. Pictures often auto-rotate to an orientation that you don't want. Efforts to resave the photo and upload again don't seem to do much. I uploaded this humorous shot three times for use on another of my blogs, and it simply refused to load in landscape mode.
There are many theories as to why this is happening, with no real answers. Google has pretty much ignored people's questions on their forum, since the issue was first reported in March of 2010.
Meanwhile, other users have suggested a number of ways to fix this, but only one of the suggestions really works consistently. Here is the best way to deal with the problem.
The way Blogger hosts your pictures is through a private Picasa Album. Using your Google ID, log into Picasa and click on My Photos. You will discover that each of your blogs (if you have more than one) has its own album. Click on the correct one.
You can then locate the picture that is rotated. Click on it, and it will expand. Then in the upper right corner you will see a button marked "Edit." Click it. This will launch the Picnik editing application. You can then rotate the photo to the way you want it to be. Save it back to your album.
Then you can right-click on the photo and get it's URL to use in your blog post. This is a ridiculous amount of work to deal with a problem that you didn't cause, but it's the only reliable solution.
If you are able to host your photos somewhere else, and not use the Blogger uploader at at, this would be the ideal solution.