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Topic: Missing rotation

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tomkawal (Over 1 year ago)
The very basic feature like synth rotation is missing.
If one does not rotate photos properly before upload then must repeat upload.
To sy\ay more: If I want to see any feature which was upside-down on the picture then the app is useless. 
My old CRT is too heavy for rotation;)
madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
The synther usually does a pretty good job of figuring out which way is up from the photos themselves as long as you have a pretty synthy synth.  Rotating before uploading can help though.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
TomKawal,

In all honesty the Photosynth Guide does tell you to rotate your photos before you upload, although I'll back you up all the way that it ought to be able to be edited per-photo, post-upload. (Matt, it could just be a simple external orientation metadata field so that the images global ID hash remains the same.) 

I also see this as separate support for roll controls which I've requested already in the suggestions forum.

Tom, it is actually possible to rotate a photo upside down, using the keyboard. Use either the [L] or the ["] key to rotate yourself facing completely away from the photo and then use the [{] key or the [:] key to flip yourself back towards it upside down. Again, this would be far easier if we just had roll controls.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Tangentially related to this is that if you're ever viewing photos which were uploaded right-side-up but the synther decides on displaying them sideways, you can use the [Y] key in the Direct3D viewer to right them or switch the Synth Settings of your own synths (click the [Edit] button) to 'Photo Up' instead of 'World Up' so that it loads correctly for all of your synth's visitors.
TheBlakeE (Over 1 year ago)
He refers to a "feature...on the picture", so I wonder if this could be an issue with something like the Sistine chapel, where different features in the same picture will be facing different directions.  If you click on a feature that happens to be upside down, you don't really want to zoom in to an upside down picture.

Hi!  I'm new to Photosynth, and loving it but wondering about a lot of things, so my name will probably pop up quite a few times in the near future. I'll try not to be too much of a pain. ;)

---Blake
TheBlakeE (Over 1 year ago)
However...

I see this example of the Sistine Chapel where it does tons of rotation!

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=1631c433-8980-4790-ba35-c2e4e7ab7fca

Looks great!

---Blake
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