This is mainly for newbies.
I’m sure if you’ve been here a while you already know this.
While uploading my first pictures, I saw that DT is reading the EXIF information from the jpg files.
I figured, if the camera wrote the rotate flag to the EXIF, my thumbnails will be displayed correctly – standing up.
Remember, the camera just sets the rotate flag to true, the file is still landscape oriented meaning it’s wider and not taller.
I also figured that if the picture came out perfect from the camera it’s best not to edit the image (yes I also shoot jpegs and they are always perfect…).
It took me 5 uploads of different pictures and a final brave 6th attempt to confirm my suspicion that those portrait “lack of composition” rejections came because I didn’t rotate the file 90 degrees before submitting.
I have to say, I searched the FAQ and blogs and found nothing about this.
Apparently, I am the first contributor to encounter this orientation misconception!
This probably makes me special…
So newbies, be sure to rotate those files before uploading.