iOS UIImagePickerController result image orientation after upload


Answers

I figured out a much simpler one:

- (UIImage *)normalizedImage {
    if (self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientationUp) return self; 

    UIGraphicsBeginImageContextWithOptions(self.size, NO, self.scale);
    [self drawInRect:(CGRect){0, 0, self.size}];
    UIImage *normalizedImage = UIGraphicsGetImageFromCurrentImageContext();
    UIGraphicsEndImageContext();
    return normalizedImage;
}

BTW: @Anomie's code does not take scale into account, so will not work for 2x images.

Question

I am testing my iPhone application on an iOS 3.1.3 iPhone. I am selecting/capturing an image using a UIImagePickerController:

UIImagePickerController *imagePicker = [[UIImagePickerController alloc] init];
[imagePicker setSourceType:UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera];
[imagePicker setDelegate:self];
[self.navigationController presentModalViewController:imagePicker animated:YES];
[imagePicker release];



- (void)imagePickerController:(UIImagePickerController *)picker didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo:(NSDictionary *)info {
    self.image = [info objectForKey:UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage];
    imageView.image = self.image;
    [self.navigationController dismissModalViewControllerAnimated:YES];
    submitButton.enabled = YES;
}

I then at some point send it to my web server using the ASI classes:

ASIFormDataRequest *request = [ASIFormDataRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"http://example.com/myscript.php"]];
[request setDelegate:self];
[request setStringEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
[request setShouldContinueWhenAppEntersBackground:YES];
//other post keys/values
[request setFile:UIImageJPEGRepresentation(self.image, 100.0f) withFileName:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%d.jpg", [[NSDate date] timeIntervalSinceNow]] andContentType:@"image/jpg" forKey:@"imageFile"];
[request startAsynchronous];

the problem: when i take a picture with the iphone while holding it landscape, the image gets uploaded to the server and it viewed like you would expect. when taking a picture holding the phone in portrait, the image is uploaded and viewed as it had been rotated 90 degrees.

my application is set to only work in portrait modes(upsidedown and regular).

How can i make the image always show the correct orientation after uploading?

the image appears to be correct as displayed in an UIImageView(directly after taking the picture), but viewing on the server says otherwise.




Solution for Swift 3.1 for orientation issue while capturing the image from Camera.

I have updated the solution given by jake and Metal Heart

UIImage extension

//MARK:- Image Orientation fix

extension UIImage {

    func fixOrientation() -> UIImage {

        // No-op if the orientation is already correct
        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.up ) {
            return self;
        }

        // We need to calculate the proper transformation to make the image upright.
        // We do it in 2 steps: Rotate if Left/Right/Down, and then flip if Mirrored.
        var transform: CGAffineTransform = CGAffineTransform.identity

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.down || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.downMirrored ) {
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: self.size.width, y: self.size.height)
            transform = transform.rotated(by: CGFloat(Double.pi))
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.left || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.leftMirrored ) {
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: self.size.width, y: 0)
            transform = transform.rotated(by: CGFloat(Double.pi / 2.0))
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.right || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.rightMirrored ) {
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: 0, y: self.size.height);
            transform = transform.rotated(by: CGFloat(-Double.pi / 2.0));
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.upMirrored || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.downMirrored ) {
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: self.size.width, y: 0)
            transform = transform.scaledBy(x: -1, y: 1)
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.leftMirrored || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.rightMirrored ) {
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: self.size.height, y: 0);
            transform = transform.scaledBy(x: -1, y: 1);
        }

        // Now we draw the underlying CGImage into a new context, applying the transform
        // calculated above.
        let ctx: CGContext = CGContext(data: nil, width: Int(self.size.width), height: Int(self.size.height),
                                                      bitsPerComponent: self.cgImage!.bitsPerComponent, bytesPerRow: 0,
                                                      space: self.cgImage!.colorSpace!,
                                                      bitmapInfo: self.cgImage!.bitmapInfo.rawValue)!;

        ctx.concatenate(transform)

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.left ||
            self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.leftMirrored ||
            self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.right ||
            self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.rightMirrored ) {
            ctx.draw(self.cgImage!, in: CGRect(x: 0,y: 0,width: self.size.height,height: self.size.width))
        } else {
            ctx.draw(self.cgImage!, in: CGRect(x: 0,y: 0,width: self.size.width,height: self.size.height))
        }

        // And now we just create a new UIImage from the drawing context and return it
        return UIImage(cgImage: ctx.makeImage()!)
    }
}

Swift 2.0

//MARK:- Image Orientation fix

extension UIImage {

    func fixOrientation() -> UIImage {

        // No-op if the orientation is already correct
        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.Up ) {
            return self;
        }

        // We need to calculate the proper transformation to make the image upright.
        // We do it in 2 steps: Rotate if Left/Right/Down, and then flip if Mirrored.
        var transform: CGAffineTransform = CGAffineTransformIdentity

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.Down || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.DownMirrored ) {
            transform = CGAffineTransformTranslate(transform, self.size.width, self.size.height)
            transform = CGAffineTransformRotate(transform, CGFloat(M_PI))
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.Left || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.LeftMirrored ) {
            transform = CGAffineTransformTranslate(transform, self.size.width, 0)
            transform = CGAffineTransformRotate(transform, CGFloat(M_PI_2))
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.Right || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.RightMirrored ) {
            transform = CGAffineTransformTranslate(transform, 0, self.size.height);
            transform = CGAffineTransformRotate(transform,  CGFloat(-M_PI_2));
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.UpMirrored || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.DownMirrored ) {
            transform = CGAffineTransformTranslate(transform, self.size.width, 0)
            transform = CGAffineTransformScale(transform, -1, 1)
        }

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.LeftMirrored || self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.RightMirrored ) {
            transform = CGAffineTransformTranslate(transform, self.size.height, 0);
            transform = CGAffineTransformScale(transform, -1, 1);
        }

        // Now we draw the underlying CGImage into a new context, applying the transform
        // calculated above.
        let ctx: CGContextRef = CGBitmapContextCreate(nil, Int(self.size.width), Int(self.size.height),
            CGImageGetBitsPerComponent(self.CGImage), 0,
            CGImageGetColorSpace(self.CGImage),
            CGImageGetBitmapInfo(self.CGImage).rawValue)!;

        CGContextConcatCTM(ctx, transform)

        if ( self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.Left ||
            self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.LeftMirrored ||
            self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.Right ||
            self.imageOrientation == UIImageOrientation.RightMirrored ) {
                CGContextDrawImage(ctx, CGRectMake(0,0,self.size.height,self.size.width), self.CGImage)
        } else {
            CGContextDrawImage(ctx, CGRectMake(0,0,self.size.width,self.size.height), self.CGImage)
        }

        // And now we just create a new UIImage from the drawing context and return it
        return UIImage(CGImage: CGBitmapContextCreateImage(ctx)!)
    }
}

Use of this UIImage Extension in your code:

let fixOrientationImage=chosenImage.fixOrientation()

place this in your delegate methods of image picker like this

Swift 3.1

//MARK: Image Picker Delegates
    func imagePickerController(
        _ picker: UIImagePickerController,
        didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo info: [String : Any]){
        let chosenImage = info[UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage] as! UIImage
        profileImg.contentMode = .scaleAspectFill
        let fixOrientationImage=chosenImage.fixOrientation()
        profileImg.image = fixOrientationImage

        dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)
    }

Swift 2.0

//MARK: Image Picker Delegates
    func imagePickerController(
        picker: UIImagePickerController,
        didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo info: [String : AnyObject])
    {
        let chosenImage = info[UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage] as! UIImage
        profileImg.contentMode = .ScaleAspectFill
        **//Fix the image orientation**
         let fixOrientationImage=chosenImage.fixOrientation()
        profileImg.image = fixOrientationImage

        dismissViewControllerAnimated(true, completion: nil)
    }



This what I have found for fixing orientation issue

UIImage *initialImage = [info objectForKey:@"UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage"];
NSData *data = UIImagePNGRepresentation(self.initialImage);

UIImage *tempImage = [UIImage imageWithData:data];
UIImage *fixedOrientationImage = [UIImage imageWithCGImage:tempImage.CGImage
                                     scale:initialImage.scale
                               orientation:self.initialImage.imageOrientation];
initialImage = fixedOrientationImage;

EDIT:

UIImage *initialImage = [info objectForKey:@"UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage"];
NSData *data = UIImagePNGRepresentation(self.initialImage);

initialImage = [UIImage imageWithCGImage:[UIImage imageWithData:data].CGImage
                                                     scale:initialImage.scale
                                               orientation:self.initialImage.imageOrientation];



If I understand, what you want to do is disregard the orientation of the UIImage? If so then you could do this:-

//image is your original image
image = [UIImage imageWithCGImage:[image CGImage]
                             scale:[image scale]
                       orientation: UIImageOrientationUp];

or in Swift :-

image = UIImage(CGImage: image.CGImage!, scale: image.scale, orientation:.Up)

It solved my cropping issue.. Hope, this is what you're looking for..




I have experienced this issue with images taken from camera or saved in camera roll which are taken from camera. Images downloaded in photo library from safari browser does not rotate when uploaded.

I was able to solve this issue by making the image data as JPEG before uploading.

let image = info[UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage] as! UIImage        
let data = UIImageJPEGRepresentation(image, 1.0)

We can now use the data for uploading and the image will not get rotated after upload.

Hope this will work.




Update for Swift 3.1 based on Sourabh Sharma's answer, with code clean up.

extension UIImage {
    func fixedOrientation() -> UIImage {
        if imageOrientation == .up { return self }

        var transform:CGAffineTransform = .identity
        switch imageOrientation {
        case .down, .downMirrored:
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: size.width, y: size.height).rotated(by: .pi)
        case .left, .leftMirrored:
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: size.width, y: 0).rotated(by: .pi/2)
        case .right, .rightMirrored:
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: 0, y: size.height).rotated(by: -.pi/2)
        default: break
        }

        switch imageOrientation {
        case .upMirrored, .downMirrored:
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: size.width, y: 0).scaledBy(x: -1, y: 1)
        case .leftMirrored, .rightMirrored:
            transform = transform.translatedBy(x: size.height, y: 0).scaledBy(x: -1, y: 1)
        default: break
        }

        let ctx = CGContext(data: nil, width: Int(size.width), height: Int(size.height),
                                       bitsPerComponent: cgImage!.bitsPerComponent, bytesPerRow: 0,
                                       space: cgImage!.colorSpace!, bitmapInfo: cgImage!.bitmapInfo.rawValue)!
        ctx.concatenate(transform)

        switch imageOrientation {
        case .left, .leftMirrored, .right, .rightMirrored:
            ctx.draw(cgImage!, in: CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: size.height,height: size.width))
        default:
            ctx.draw(cgImage!, in: CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: size.width,height: size.height))
        }
        return UIImage(cgImage: ctx.makeImage()!)
    }
}

Picker delegate method example:

func imagePickerController(_ picker: UIImagePickerController, didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo info: [String : Any]) {
    guard let originalImage = info[UIImagePickerControllerOriginalImage] as? UIImage else { return }
    let fixedImage = originalImage.fixedOrientation()
    // do your work
}



I used this page when designing my app that takes pictures and I found that the following method will correct the orientation and use less memory and processor than previous answers:

CGImageRef cgRef = image.CGImage;
image = [[UIImage alloc] initWithCGImage:cgRef scale:1.0 orientation:UIImageOrientationUp];

This basically just rewraps the actual image data with a new orientation. I was using @an0's code but it makes a new image in memory which can be taxing on a 3264x2448 image that you might get from a camera.




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