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To be able to Rotate an image inside the Rich Content Editor.

To be able to Rotate an image inside the Rich Content Editor.

It would be nice to be able to rotate an image once you get them into the rich content editor. Some pictures that you take with your phone and upload into canvas will show up rotated counterclockwise 90 degrees, and there is no way to rotate the image back clockwise 90 degrees.
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Community Team
Community Team

fontago@bay.k12.fl.us

Are you seeking this function in Canvas web or in the mobile app?  I ask because you mention uploading from your phone.

Thanks.

Community Member

in the canvas web. I took a picture of something on my phone then loaded it to my computer then uploaded it to canvas. When its on my computer it looks normal but after it uploads to canvas it rotates the picture counterclockwise 90 degrees.

Community Team
Community Team

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. March 2, 2016 - Wed. June 1, 2016.

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Community Coach
Community Coach

fontago@bay.k12.fl.us​...

Not sure if you've seen this discussion, but I wanted to let you know there is a work-around that you can use right now.  Image rotation

Instructure
Instructure

As chofer@morainepark.edu​ mentioned there are many applications out there that allow simple edits to photos. While it would be ideal to include this capability in Canvas there are accessible workarounds that are great solutions. Thank Chris for helping out!

Instructure
Instructure

Hi, Deactivated user​!

I wanted to further expand on this use case that sworrell@hopkinton.k12.ma.us​ presented over in iPhone pictures sideways in discussions Essentially, the issue lies with iOS not including the appropriate exif data for image rotation within images taken on an iPhone, so when they are loaded in non-Apple applications, they rotate. However, because Sterling works at a Mac school, on MacOS, the images look fine - it's only within Canvas that there's an issue. Most image rotation desktop applications I have found strip the exif data (which is necessary for fine art programs, geo location, copyright info, etc.), which is why it is necessary for Canvas to either understand how Apple is tagging their photos for orientation (as Sterling pointed out, Facebook has it figured out), or to work on including the ability for image rotation.

His students cannot use the mobile app because it strips the exif metadata information, which is why they use the web.

H/T to don.bryn@donbryn.com​ and emily.liepe@weldre4.org​ for educating me on the Apple info. 'Preciate y'all!

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

The whole messed up iPhone image orientation thing is a huge headache in my program. We're an Apple school with approximately 95% of our 1100 students using iPhones as their mobile device of choice. In our visual arts courses, we share imagery often in Canvas discussions, etc. The workflow is already more complicated than it needs to be because we can't use the app which strips the metadata. The added step of using additional software /apps to be able to post a iPhone picture to Canvas is more confusing for the students than you think.

Chris Hofer Mccall Smith PLEASE add image rotation to the editor or better figure out the iPhone orientation issue in Canvas and fix it.

Thanks:)

Community Coach
Community Coach

sworrell@hopkinton.k12.ma.us​...

Unfortunately, I won't be able to help you here.  I don't work for Instructure.  I work at a Technical College in Wisconsin.

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Chris Hofer

Understood. I just see your name a lot around here so I thought I'd try:)

Community Coach
Community Coach

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