@woodhouse If you want to know why they are sideways, read on. otherwise, skip the rest of this post
There are two ways two store the orientation of a digital picture. The computer way and the digital camera way.
Digital cameras store all photos in a landscape orientation. Basically a certain corner of the sensor is always upper left in the final stored photo. Then the orientation of the camera is added to the file to indicate how the camera was held at the time of the photo. Using the flag, the camera knows how to display the photo (regular, portrait right, upside down, portrait left)
Computers tend to store all photos as they should be displayed. Upper left pixel first, lower right pixel last. Application written for computers tend to assume the photo was saved this way and ignore any flags for orientation. This includes Windows Photo Viewer and most browsers. This is why when you copy your photos from your camera to your computer you spend an hour turning many of the photos 90 degrees right or left (or don’t and move on with your life).
Cell phones came after this pattern was set. Some manufacturers decided that phones were computers and used that method. Others, like Samsung, decided that phones were digital cameras, and used that method. App writers usually compensate for this by checking for both methods. The Android phone market is full of weird manufacturer quirks like this, and the developer that ignores Samsung users will not get very far. However, for some reason, most phone browsers seem to make no effort to check this.
Or perhaps the mobile website should be responsible for checking this. As the mobile browser is just uploading the picture, not immediately displaying it. This is outside my ‘expertise’. As I have developed a few Android apps, but zero websites.
@fibrs86 The pictures were taken with my iPhone, then airdropped to my laptop and uploaded, so it might have gotten a little screwy somewhere along the line. Not surprising, considering the journey they took.
@denboy My Jenday conure likes mealworms. But I’m a vegetarian and I couldn’t get past the crunching sound as he was eating them. I was disgusted watching him bite the heads off. After he finished the bag, I couldn’t buy more.
@ruouttaurmind amphibians are so slimy and far less diverse in habitat than lizards. But I guess being human pets are a decent direction for them. Thanks for the cricket advice, will have to throw them all right down the gullet.
@PlacidPenguin I love my purple penguin. Lady, however, thinks she is a free range dog. She ran away on Saturday and just about gave me a heart attack because she was running down the middle of one of the busiest streets in my neighborhood. I finally caught her when she ran into an open garage where a woman was standing. Lucky for me (and the stupid dog), the woman reached down and grabbed Lady before she could bolt again.
Yep, Lady definitely needs a lovely purple leash. She’s not getting away again. Thank you.