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[Q] Hangouts rotating portrait images?

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20th July 2014, 10:48 PM   |  #1  
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I'm running the latest nightly of CM11 & PA Gapps google stock (latest kitkat camera).

When I go to hangouts and do attach image>take picture (this takes me to the kitkat camera app), hangouts always rotates portrait pictures to landscape AFTER the image is sent. It then appears in the conversation on both ends as a landscape image. On the other hand, if I take a picture using the kitkat camera app then share it via hangouts, this problem does not occur.

Does anyone else have this problem? Is it related to CM or the Gapps I am using? Is there any fix?

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20th July 2014, 11:20 PM   |  #2  
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I'm on the GPE ROM and this happens as well, not sure why

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21st July 2014, 01:06 AM   |  #3  
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Good to know. It's beyond annoying. I'm guessing something to do with how the orientation of the image is tagged by the camera/read by hangouts. Or perhaps the orientation tag is not being created by the camera when the camera intent is called by hangouts.

Hopefully this is fixed soon...at least for me it has been going on for a while.
22nd July 2014, 01:06 AM   |  #4  
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I have tried this with CM using the default CM camera and the google camera. Same result on both.

Also tried on a touchwiz ROM (eclipse) using the Samsung camera and again, same result.
22nd July 2014, 05:15 AM   |  #5  
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So if you go to share within the camera and select hangouts, it doesn't happen? Only when attaching within hangouts?

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