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Can I rotate my photos with Dropbox?

Can I rotate my photos with Dropbox?

New member | Level 1

How do I rotate my photos once they are uploaded to Dropbox?

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Re: Rotate photos

Super User II

Hard to picture such a simple concept should evade this organization.

Because, unfortunately, Dave C hit the nail on the head. Dropbox is a syncing tool. It isnt an editing tool. 

Is there any way to rotate photos in dropbox files?

No.


 


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How do you rotate a photo in Dropbox?

New member | Level 1

I know right click on mouse gives options to rotate clockwise or anticlockwise but this does not 'save'. I have tried rotating image before bringing into Dropbox but that doesn't seem to work either. Several other users are asking the same question.

Re: How do you rotate a photo in Dropbox?

Super User alumni

You can't, Dropbox doesn't have this feature - the right click is your browser doing the work.

You need an application which actually rotates the image rather than simply sets the EXIF rotation data, which many things do not support.

Re: Rotate photos

New member | Level 1

You dont, DB just stores pictures, you have to rotate them on your device and upload them again.

Re: Rotate photos

New member | Level 1
  1. Surprising, and disappointing, that Dropbox doesn't offer a photo rotation tool. Other cloud sharing applications do.
  2. Rotating photos on your desktop or device won't necessarily preserve the correct rotation for photos you upload to Dropbox, unless the application you use rewrites the EXIM data in the photo, and saves the rotated version as a new copy.
  3. After rotating, look for a SAVE function in your application that will save the correctly rotated version of the photo as a new copy, and then upload THAT copy, instead of the incorrectly rotated original.
  4. This can be very frustrating, because we just assume that if we ROTATE the photo and it looks correct, that the new rotation is automatically saved. This often does not happen. Photo-editing applications ought to provide more explicit instructions about this.

Re: Rotate photos

New member | Level 1

Photo rotation is file editing, Db do not offer any file editing tools at all, I would expect them to stick to what they do well SYNC.

Re: How do you rotate a photo in Dropbox?

New member | Level 1

I have a Galaxy S6 and I just went into settings and turned off "Screen rotation" before taking the photos. This seems to have solved the problem of my photos uploading sideways.

Re: Rotate photos

New member | Level 1

Hard to picture such a simple concept should evade this organization. Daniel A is most complete in the maybe not always solution.

Re: How do you rotate a photo in Dropbox?

New member | Level 2

To Richard P.,  Can you cite examples of applications that actually rotate the image rather than just setting the EXIF rotation data?  Any freeware?

 

Re: How do you rotate a photo in Dropbox?

New member | Level 1

Please can dropbox add this to carousel? This is taking too much time this way

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