File plugin some images are rotated

I noticed when I use the file plugin some of my images get rotated 90 deg.  Is their a way to fix this?  I don't want the images to be rotated when uploaded.


  • Images taken on mobile devices save the image orientation in their exif metadata. If the program used to view the images doesn't make use of the exif data, the images are displayed in their original orientation. Most browsers (all browsers?) don't make an image orientation correction.

    Tidypics does correct the orientation on image upload. For image files uploaded with the File plugin you can try out the Image Orientation plugin (; maybe better try the latest release from

    (If I'm not mistaken, the future Elgg 3 will come with image orientation correction already in core.)