Auto-Reorientation Examples

This page's photos were captured on assorted devices in four different device orientations, to demonstrate the automatic right-side up rotation of images and their thumbnails added in thumbspage version 1.6. The monkeys are now all straightened up, in both the index and viewer pages. To show the difference, the prior version's rendering of this example is captured here and here.

Rotated images are by default backed up to ".original" copies in the source-images folder before they are changed; see for settings that control auto-rotation and its backups, and this example's run log for context. You may also be interested in this simple utility script that restores all original images from their backup copies, this folder's custom header file, and this console demo of 2.1's later removal of embedded thumbnails.

So why all the bother over rotations? To be inclusive of all viewers, thumbspage has to rotate images itself because not all browsers do. See the subfolder gallery below for a demo of browser support in fall 2020, and the 2.0 note for more background.