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Posts: 197
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Dev Alpha B

Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

 Did anyone noticed that Z10 camera doesn't record image orienatation properly? The only value stored in EXIF is Top-Left for any smartphone orientation. Is there any way to recover the lost info or report a bug?

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Posts: 526
Registered: ‎05-17-2009
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

I have noticed that it doesnt work when you have an app locked in portrait and invoke the camera. It always thinks the photo was taken in portrait not matter how the camera was held.
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Posts: 197
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Dev Alpha B

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

@kylefowler, oh, you're right. Native camera actually rotates the final image, except the case when photo was taken in upside down position. Then it rotates the image in a wrong way.  I wonder if it's a bug (camera takes a photo in app fixed in portrait position) or design decision?

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Posts: 1,636
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Fido

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

I have this problem too.  All works on the dev unit and then on the z10 the pictures are all in landscape mode.

This really annoying.  Now i have to rotate it and change it.

 

why is it different on the dev than the z10?

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Posts: 197
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Dev Alpha B

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

seems that Dev Alpha devices have higher firmware version than Z10. I installed leaked "full" version of BB10 on Dev Alpha B and I have to admit that it really doesn't rotate images taken from whithin app fixed in portrait mode Smiley Sad My worries now is that, I've found a workaround, but it will work only if the bug stays Smiley Very Happy Once the Z10 bug fixed my workaround will become a bug itself. 

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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎08-27-2011
My Device: Curve9300, PlayBook
My Carrier: SFR

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

It seems that the auto-rotating feature has been forgotten in current version of Z10. I ran into this post that confirm the issue:

http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-z10-f254/photos-taken-z10-not-rotating-email-clients-781285/

 

My workaround for now is to give user a button in app UI and let them rotate it manually. 

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Posts: 238
Registered: ‎12-26-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

I copied my pictures from my iPhone 5 to the Z10.

The pictures became rotated 90 degrees to the left when view on the Z10 gallery

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Posts: 197
Registered: ‎11-25-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Dev Alpha B

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

That's weird. I experienced that the gallery make a proper use of EXIF orientation, it's the camera that keeps it always 1 (but rotates the image itself)

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Posts: 749
Registered: ‎12-16-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

Whether the camera rotates the image for you or just tags it in the EXIF data is dependant on the hardware. There is a known issue where the ImageView control in Cascades doesn't handle the EXIF rotation data, however.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2012
My Device: Red Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Z10 camera not recording EXIF data properly?

Just encountered this... hope 10.1 gets it fixed = )