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You need a better app that knows how to read the accelerometer.  I use
Open Camera on my Android.  It knows how to make the photo stay upright
no matter which way you hold the phone.

On 2016-10-10 10:38, Charles Shapiro wrote:
> And every fscking camera app I have ever seen is RIGHT HANDED.  When taking a 
> picture with the phone horizontal, I have to consciously remember to turn the 
> phone around so the software button is on the RH side, or my pictures will be 
> upside-down on your monitor. Argh!!
> 
> -- CHS
> 
> 
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com 
> <mailto:jim.kinney at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     On Mon, 2016-10-10 at 13:14 -0400, Neal Rhodes wrote:
>>     oh heck, while we are having a pillow fight....
>>
>>     I'm doing a talk later this week about evolution of basic consumer cameras
>>     from 1920 to date.
>>
>>     Who was the genius at Apple and Google that collectively decided that
>>     smartphones will NOT HAVE:
>>
>>         - a tripod bushing to fit a standard tripod and every other similar
>>         device made since.... dirt.  like every other camera I have ever owned
>>         or collected.
>>         - a shutter button you can find.
>>         - a eyelet for a wrist-strap to avoid dropping the darn thing over a
>>         cliff while groping for the non-existent shutter button.
>>         - some kind of little ridge for your fingers to help grip the darn
>>         thing, like every other camera I have used in the last 20 years.
> 
>     +1 for each point.
> 
>     At least no one has taken pictures of ghosts (https://xkcd.com/1235/) with a
>     smart(?)phone.
> 
>>
>>     one has to wonder if these morons even spent 30 minutes at a camera store
>>     before deciding how to make a smartphone.
>>
>>     regards as always.
>>
>>     Neal
>>
>>     On Mon, 2016-10-10 at 11:07 -0400, Jim Kinney wrote:
>>>     I'm wondering if there's a GPL v. 3.1 with a clause like "this can't be
>>>     run on a system that relies on closed source, proprietary software for
>>>     it's basic operation".
>>>
>>>     I guess the sledgehammer wielding savior of the servants of the computer
>>>     overlords has, as Orwell made plain, become "more equal" and now rules
>>>     the animal farm.
>>>
>>>