Rotate Ow.ly images
Can't believe that with the inevitable phone upload not being properly in portrait or landscape that Hootsuite doesn't give us any way to rotate. Seriously??
We will continue to look into ways that Owly images can be better manipulated after an upload (such as rotating).
However, for users that are having trouble with pictures uploading with the wrong rotation, we do have a suggestion. Many users have found that toggling the orientation lock on their mobile device, specifically iOS, has resolved this issue. To do so on iOS, double tap the home button, swipe once left and press the orientation button.
If this doesn’t resolve the issue for you, don’t worry! We’ll still keep this feedback item under review.
Sarah @HootSuite_Help – http://hootsuite.com/help
Yep. Just uploaded an image from desktop, and it's been rotated incorrectly. Why is there no fix for this?
Alan Klein commented
Bump. Just happened to me but from a computer upload -- not mobile. And, the original image has the correct orientation. This arbitrary rotation on the part of Ow.ly will make me think twice about using HootSuite to publish posts with images attached.
use an image app to ratote, fast and simple. change the orientation http://www.rasteredge.com/how-to/vb-net-imaging/rotate-image/
I believe this is a massive bug, beacuse Photos simply are diplayed wrong by ow.ly most of the time. Please fix it! And please do it in a way that it can be fixed in HS AFTER the upload.
This is really horrible.
Pictures that seem to be correctly oriented in my phone seem to be automatically rotated to the "wrong" way automatically in HS?
Do you have any solutions for non-mobile users whose photos are showing up on social media in the wrong orientation?
Bump. This is way to big of an issue to keep putting off. Not to mention a glaring design flaw in the first place. Cannot believe this is still an issue.
As co-founder/Sales Director of an IT reseller, I am always pushed for time, so I joined Hootsuite as needed something that could post images to fb company page, linkedin, and twitter simultaneously. Just loaded my first image and it has loaded to Ow.ly lopsided. A quick google search led me here. Has this really still not been addressed? I certainly won't be recommending HootSuite to my business associates, and will be leaving it very soon if it cannot address this very straight forward issue. This is frankly bone idle, and shows a lack of reagrd for user feedback!! Can you not at least respond???
Suzi Jenkins commented
Come on! For all portait photos I have to put a memo on my calendar to upload direct onto facebook bypassing hootsuite - doing my head in ....
Sort it out
Peter Thomas Ricci commented
I too am astounded that we cannot rotate pictures – ESPECIALLY when it's the Ow.ly program that automatically changes the photos original orientation! This is absolutely appalling that HootSuite does not offer this option, and they should be ashamed of themselves for not offering it.
Well, we are now close to November/2012. Almost 1 year passed by, please, add the rotation feature. I thought it was my iPad failure, until I read this post. I refused to believe that this basic ad great feature was missing in the app, it couldn't be.
This still has not been added? After almost a year? Come on!
Hank Osborne commented
I waiting on this release. I'm not happy that my vertical image was rotated to horizontal without any warning.
Justin Clerc commented
Hope to see an update soon!!! :)
Chris Woods commented
Please sort this hootsuite. Thank you.
Edwin Guerra commented
I agree this is ridiculous. BASIC functionality missing that I am considering using another service. How hard can it be to fix? Seriously.
Anders Floor commented
It's the main reason I abandoned Hootsuite. I like the app but I cannot rely on it to correctly upload/display my pictures,. Social media is all about sharing, Hootsuite.
This is just a band aid for the real problem. Why does Hootsuite have to rotate pictures upon upload? This 'feature' means I will be leaving hootsuite for something better.