Hello! I'm a new user to Shopify. Actually I'm still on the 14 day trial. So far I like how simple the interface is and love that the dashboard is similar to wordpress since I am familiar with wordpress. However, I am having a lot of issues uploading my product photos.
All of the images I upload comes out horizontal and I have to manually edit it (rotate) with Aviary. This tool is SO SLOW and PAINFUL! I have to click edit with Aviary, then, click rotate, than wait for it to think (usually 1-2 minutes), than click rotate to rotate the image, than wait for it to think again (usually 2-3 minutes), click save (another 1-2 minutes), finally, click close (where it thinks some more). Aviary thinks a lot!!
All in all, this function make be the point breaker for me if I can't find a solution. Does anyone know if there is a way to load images vertical (not sideways) or is there anything I can do to speed this up?
Thanks in advance for your help!
The best solution is to correct the rotation of your images before they are uploaded using your desktop image editor.
Should you be taking images from the iPhone or another smartphone, I'd definitely recommend downloading a camera app that either auto-rotates your images as you're taking them or has an integrated editing feature that allows you to do it quickly. Personally, I use Afterlight (99c) on the iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/afterlight/id573116090) but I know a lot of friends who much prefer CameraPlus (also 99c) which I believe rotates images for you or at least offers the option to do so (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/camera-plus/id330803072).
If you have all your images on your computer already and just want a quick option to edit photos, there's a free online tool that essentially a Photoshop clone. Head to http://pixlr.com/editor/ and do all the editing you need to for free straight from your computer. You can find the rotate option under the top 'Image' bar, and I promise it won't have to 'think' about it for minutes!
Hope that helps!
Ok. Respectfully. Can Shopify fix this themselves? As much money as we pay a month if shouldn't be this difficult to upload pictures to where we need to have a discussion board about it. All of my pics are on an iphone and no picture is captured horizontally, everything is head on so I dont understand when you say "rotate them" why? How? We/I need a more detailed call to action on how to do this. And why aren't we able to fix photos in shopify. Yall have enough money to fix that