GeoTagged Photos To Points: Pics Upside Down

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02-02-2017 10:24 AM
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We are trying to document a storm event here so I grabbed our Ipad and went out taking what I thought where geotagged pics with Long and Lat.  Unfortunately not, someone had turned off Location services for the camera.

I was able to download an app called GEO photo for Win 10 and locate the pictures manually.  However when I bring them into ArcGIS they are all upside down.  I tried copying the directory the photos were in and turning them all upside down, then brought them with the script.  Still upside down.  Any ideas?

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I think it's the EXIF data orientation data flag you will need to change, as this won't alter when rotating image, but using a basic image viewer such as the Windows inbuilt viewer would show it rotated and the "correct" way up, but more advanced software wouldn't as that would use the EXIF data to determine image position and location, exposure, camera etc. see  http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/why-are-your-photos-upside-down.htm mentions a tool http://www.xnview.com/en/, not tried myself but worth a go - hopefully this will sort it for you, let me know the result.

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Thanks, that solved the problem. 

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Great glad it worked!

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