"Lines Across": How to Rotate Pictures in Blogger

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How to Rotate Pictures in Blogger

(Updated for the new Blogger interface)

For a long time now, I have struggled with the fact that you can't rotate pictures in Blogger. Sometimes my pictures would show up turned to the side for no reason and nothing I have tried would work. So in the past I would either leave out that photo or crop it and try uploading it again.

Oh No!
Here's one way to fix this and rotate your picture. Every time you upload pictures to your blog (even if you don't end out adding them to your post) they are added to your Picasa Web Album.

1. Upload the pictures in blogger like you normally would. When you see that they will be crooked, do not add them to your post yet.

2. Go to your Picasa Web Album. The easiest way to do this is to go to https://picasaweb.google.com/home. If you are signed into your google/gmail/blogger account, then you will already be signed into Picasa Web and all of the pictures you have ever uploaded to your blog will be sitting there waiting for you.

3. Find the picture you want to rotate. Click on it. Now above the picture there is a button that says Actions. Click on it, a menu will scroll down, and then choose the option Edit in Creative Kit.


4. Rotate the picture. Save to your album. Choose the option to replace the picture.

(Sometimes the picture is already right side up at this point. Who knows why that is. If that is the case make some small change to the picture or rotate it and then rotate it back so that you can save the new right-side-up picture)


5. Now go back to your post. Click on INSERT IMAGE. On the left choose to add image from Picasa Web Album. At first the thumbnails still seemed to be sideways, but when I added the pictures to my blog they were right side up.




121 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tips. This happens to me all the time so this is so nice to know. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to Show and Share #2. I hope you are having fun at the party :)

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for the tip! BTW I've nominated you for an award. Come check it out.

    quiltedeuphoria.blogspot.com

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  3. Great tip to try! Thanks! I never knew how to do this, now I know!

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  4. WOW I'VE BEEN WONDERING ABOUT THIS! Thank you for posting!!

    Would you link this up to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop?

    -Jamie

    For Love of Cupcakes

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  5. Thank you so much, I didn't know how to get to my Picasa Web Album. Very good to know.

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  6. Thanks! I never could figure out how to rotate those DARN pictures!

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  7. Cute blog! Love PICASA! Just started using this evening! Wish I would have learned about how EZ it was a long time ago :D

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  8. Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thank you for sharing. this totally drives me crazy. I am book marking your post so I can try this fix.
    New follower from the Homemade Monday hop. Hope you stop for a visit.
    Have a nice week.

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  10. Ahhhh! Thanks! Ha, this drives me crazy. :)

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  11. Oh my goodness, thanks sooo much you have been so helpful! :) :)

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  12. ok, I had to go to the old interface on blogger to find the tools and resources. Also, I have Picasa but don't use it. Should I??

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  13. Thank you you're a star, this was driving me potty!
    kandi x

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  14. I can't seem to find my picasa web album under the tools and ressources !

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  15. thank you so much for sharing! :) it was of great help to me, :)

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  16. Thanks it worked for me! I had originally used Picnik, when I normally use Photoshop, so I wonder if the whole Picnik thing was the problem...?

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  17. Wow, thanks for this post, it was really helpful!

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  18. Thanks this was so helpful. Picasa is a great tool. I don't have sideways photos anymore!
    Thanks!
    ISO Sick of Boring
    ashleyspesard.blogspot.com

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  19. Thank you SO much for this tip! I am new to blogging and was wondering how to do this.
    Thank you! http://familyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca/

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  20. Thank you so much!
    I have experienced this problem a million times and it has bothered me, but now the bother is gone!
    Thanks a million!
    : )

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  21. Oh my God thank you so much! I tried to upload the pics for 10 times... I open them in computer and it's all right, but when uploading... Oh you rescued my blog! <3 Thank you...

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  22. Stupid blogger that won't allow you to rotate the picture :@
    Anyway thanx! This seems to be the best way :)
    http://dannesphotoshop.blogspot.se/

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  23. Thank you so much - I googled for help and your blog post came up :-) I had no idea my pics were in a picasa web album haha. I put a link on my post today to your post.
    Thanks
    Rachel

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  24. Oh my gosh thank you! You have brought me out of the depths of despair!
    www.annalowery.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow, what a pain! Major "minus" for blogger. Thanks for clearing this up for me!!

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  26. Thank you so mauch for helping me rotate pictures! Usually I use Live Writer, but this time I was going to add a photo in an existing post, and this problem came. I had to open the picture by clicking "Edit in Creative Kit" under "Actions". When I opened the Creative Kit, the picture wasn't wrong way any more, but then I rotated it to the side and then back up again, and I was able to save. After this, I did as you wrote, and it worked! Again, thank you so much!

    Annwes, Norway

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  27. Hi, I tried what you said to do but it I couldnt see the edit button etc but I've played around with it and got it sorted, I don't think I read your instructions properly, or missunderstood maybe, anyway, Ive now managed to rotate the pics successfully so thank you ever so much for taking the time to find out how to do it and share that knowledge with the rest of us, what a performance!! the only other thing I can't figure out is how do I get my pics from my pics to picassa????? HELP!!

    many many thanks
    Sandie xx

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    1. Thanks for reminding me Annwes and Sandie. Picnik recently went away and I needed to update my tutorial for the new way (which I did). Click on actions then edit in creative kit.

      There are 2 ways to get your pictures from your computer to picasa.
      1. Whenever you upload a picture on blogger, whether or not you end out using that picture in a post, it automatically is uploaded to your picasa web album.
      2. Go to your picasa web album. Near the top of the page there is a button that says UPLOAD. Click on it and continue to add pictures from your computer.
      I hope this helped! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  28. Thank you! This helps a lot! I just started my own blog and was having trouble rotating the pics!

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  29. This saved me! I'm so glad I found it. Thanks for taking the time to share the info!!!

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  30. Wow! You have saved me! I cropped my image like 50 times and tried uploading it again and again and it would not work! Your tutorial got me out of a possible break down since I really needed to complete this post! Thank you sooooo much! :) New follower!

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  31. Extremely helpful advice that has solved a problem that has been bugging me since i started blogging. Thank you VERY MUCH!

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  32. Nice , its very helpfull, I can find goog tric for my blog too, thank you somuch

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  33. Thank you so much. I wish blogger had these helpful hints! Yours worked great!

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  34. Thanks for this! I read about 300 blogs regularly and I have often read that people have had this problem, but it had never happened to me. Until today. And now you've fixed it for me! WooHoo. Thank you google :)

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  35. Thank you so much! I tried it, and it worked beautifully!

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  36. Ahh! This was driving me crazy!! Thank goodness for Google and coming across your blog, I am no longer losing my mind...for now! Love coming across new blogs to add to my "reader" list :)

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  37. thanks! this is very helpful

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  38. Thank you! This is so helpful :)

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  39. Just ran across this, and it was exactly what I needed! I was feeling so frustrated with my sideways photos :-)

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  40. Thank you for the picture flipping tip! I was getting so frustrated uploading, deleting, uploading, blah blah blah. You are a genius! I never knew that my pictures were automatically stored in the picasso place! Thanks, again!

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  41. It's unfortunate that to perform a seemingly simple task Blogger makes you take a roundabout way of executing it. Thanks for the step-by-step, it was very helpful, as I have a photo blog and upload pics right from my SD card.

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  42. You saved me!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

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  43. Thank You Thank You Thank YOU!!

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  44. That's fantastic. I would never have figured that out. Thanks.

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  45. Thank You! You just saved my day..... and my blog too!!

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  46. This has been so helpful. I have been looking online for awhile - I never had this problem with my old blog but with this one I was practically on the verge of tears.

    thank you so much!

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  47. Thanks, really helpful! I just restarted blogging :)

    kresnaprana.blogspot.com

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  48. It really works :) Thank you for the tips!!

    http://netykas.blogspot.com/

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  49. Thank you. It's frustrating me too because I can't rotate image in blogger.

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  50. thank you very much!! it works!

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  51. Thank you so much. That has been driving me NUTS! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!

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  52. Thank you so much! now I know how :)

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  53. Thanks so much for sharing this! I have been blogging with blogger for several years now and this was the first time this has happened to me. I am so thankful that I found your post.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    Ldsmom2201 (at) yahoo (dot) com
    http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

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  54. Thank you so much!!!! This has been killing me!

    You just gained a new follower. Please help out a new blogger and follow me! (Shameless, I know!)

    http://fabrycatedmom.blogspot.com/

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  55. Ah, everyone can do it bar me!!! Im in the picaso web image area, but cannot find the 'Action' button. When i click on the image, it simply puts the select blue box around the image. I'm still unable to rotate! this is crazy. I'm sure there is a way! Any insight greatly appreciated. thanks , Karen

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  56. Thank you so much. I've had to erase several of my pictures - now I can post them again.

    Thanks for sharing and helping.

    - Victoria (vicspiration.blogspot.com)

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  57. A year since this post was made and it's still helping people, good work.

    Bad work by Google though, why on Earth auto-rotate photos with no way to cancel it from the upload page?

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  58. thanks so much that helped a lot!

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  59. Wow, that was awesome and saved my butt. Thank you!!!

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  60. Cute and lovely little girl. Thank you for sharing such information.
    pakgiftmarkaz
    send-gifts-to-pakistan

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  61. Thank you so much for your tip! That has been driving me crazy ever since I started blogging! I'd love to feature your tip and link to this post on my How-Tuesday post at http://simplycleanliving.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry for the delayed reply. I'm so glad it helped, and I always and thrilled to be featured. Thanks!

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  62. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this post!
    It is the only blog post on this topic that made any sense. I have already needed to refer to it twice today.
    You're a lifesaver!

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  63. Great blog and very very very helpful, Thanks again x

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  64. Thank you soooooooo much - this problem was driving me NUTS! I had no idea all my pictures would automatically be in Picasa so life is suddenly a lot easier - thanks again x Jane

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  65. Thank you! You have a natural talent to teach things the easy way..if you know what i mean.
    I am just beginning with my blog and hope that it will look as good as yours someday :)

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  66. I have been so stuck on this! Thanks so much for the tip, it will save me a TON of time! -Kate

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  67. Thank you for taking the time to figure this out and post about it! We just started having this problem and now know how to fix it. Thanks!

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  68. Now just wish someone would be able to teach me how to do it on my phone. Blogger only rotates my pictures when I blog from my phone. Picasa doesn't seem to have that option to edit the pictures from ur phone either.

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  69. Thanks so much for giving us a clear and easy way to get the pictures turned in the right direction. I'm new to blogging, only about 6 months, and had never had this happen until today. The blogger help for pictures doesn't address this and I thought I was just going to have to accept this, and look like an idiot! Thanks for helping me make that correction and not look like an idiot blogger!!! Laura

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  70. I googled how to do this and your blog came up.. THANK YOU! It was driving me crazy!

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  71. Thank you so so much for this post - it has helped me so much. Easy to understand and follow and so useful. Chantell

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  72. Fantastic! I was at a loss as to how to turn them. Thanks very much for an easy guide!

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  73. Thanks for such a helpful post! Saved me pulling out my hair :)

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  74. Thank you! That was so immensely useful and simple!
    xx
    www.junewantsitall.com

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  75. Bless you. This helped me a lot!

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  76. Thank you so very much for your help!!! You are brilliant

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  77. Thank you This is a great tutorial. I just started my own blog.picsa is awesome software.
    700-501

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  78. Wonderful! I didn't even know that this existed. I was able to delete out some unused photos and fix the rotation on one. Thanks so much!

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  79. Thank you so much.This was very helpful.

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  80. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm grateful for people, like you, who share great tips like this that save the rest of us from trying to figure it out and avoid getting frustrated.

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  81. hey thnxs soooo much dear! u made my day... was struggling for so long to do it!!

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  82. Oh my gosh, I can't believe how easy that was!!! Have had problems with that for ages...
    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!

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  83. This is what I'm looking for, thank you!

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  84. Worked great for me. Thanks for the tip.

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  85. omg this works thanks so much

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  86. THANK YOU! I was driving myself crazy trying to figure this out.

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  87. hey! that was a nice hack!! thanks!! i actually put it to use. i figured out these days, you can even do it from Google+ -> Photos for accessing picasa web albums..

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  88. Little do you know...you set me straight today and tought me a lesson!! Thank you so much!

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  89. Thank you so much for this post. I have spent hours in the past trying to figure this out, it's been so frustrating! I'm so happy to have found out how to sort it! <3 <3 <3

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  90. Thanks, I shall try this although I do not see why I should have to add another stage of work just to add a picture! Thanks, Google. It wasn't like this before you took over. I have taken to cropping the pictures I intend to load to my blog with enough to spare so I can just make a subtle change in case they don't load the correct way. It just seems to affect tall portrait rather than landscape ones and a few pixels off the top usually does the trick.

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  91. I am so glad I found this post. Thank you for sharing.

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  92. This post was just a tremendous help to me!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Victoria & Tricia☺

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  93. Thank you!! Thank you!!! Such a big help! :)

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  94. Thanks so much! This worked perfectly!

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