Android: Bitmaps loaded from gallery are rotated in ImageView


When I load an image from the media gallery into a Bitmap, everything is working fine, except that pictures that were shot with the camera while holding the phone vertically, are rotated so that I always get a horizontal picture even though it appears vertical in the gallery. Why is that and how can I load it correctly?

5/28/2017 11:29:28 AM

Accepted Answer

Have you looked at the EXIF data of the images? It may know the orientation of the camera when the picture was taken.

9/5/2010 10:03:38 PM

So, as an example...

First you need to create an ExifInterface:

ExifInterface exif = new ExifInterface(filename);

You can then grab the orientation of the image:

orientation = exif.getAttributeInt(ExifInterface.TAG_ORIENTATION, 1);

Here's what the orientation values mean:

So, the most important values are 3, 6 and 8. If the orientation is 6, for example, you can rotate the image like this:

Matrix matrix = new Matrix();
rotatedBitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(sourceBitmap, 0, 0, sourceBitmap.getWidth(), sourceBitmap.getHeight(), matrix, true);

That's just a quick example, though. I'm sure there are other ways of performing the actual rotation. But you will find those on StackOverflow as well.

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