I am using s3fs module to put images on s3bucket using image field in any content type.

When I take a verticle picture, upload it to the s3bucket, it turns to horizontal. On local file system, it works fine, but not on s3. Any idea what could be the reason?

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Without knowing the origin of your images nor the s3f module I'm rather guessing your problem consists of the two following parts:

  • the EXIF data of your images probably contains information that says 'this image should be displayed horizontally

  • the s3fs module or actually drupal's image module respects the information about the image orientation – but that's different from your expectation (could also be that the problem is that the info about the orientation is not respected)

According to this I would suggest you try either (or both) of the following:

  • try to strip the EXIF data in case you don't need it, for example by saving "websafe" from Photoshop or the like

  • Try to 'teach' drupal the correct exif orientation – for example by using the EXIF Orientation module.

  • Exif Orientation is working. But when we are saving on local server. When using s3 in fields setting, it is unable to read file saying Warning: exif_read_data(): Filename cannot be empty in _exif_orientation_rotate() (line 28 of /var/www/dev.development.com/docroot/sites/all/modules/contrib/exif_orientation/exif_orientation.module) . I printed using dsm file path is there. But still unable to read. Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 18:00
  • I found, its because, drupal_raealpath cant read remote image. What should be the other option then? Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 8:06

A possible cause for this is mishandling/misreading of the exif data within an image. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format

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