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  • #5423
    linda holub 2
    linda holub 2
    Participant

    Thank you for posting the photos. I really enjoyed reading the stories and seeing the photos. It must be a draw of the hat to pick the dogs of the month. My prayers are with “Missy” and her owner and “Rocky” what a beautiful photo.

    #5424
    brittney logan
    brittney logan
    Keymaster

    Hi Linda, we are glad that you enjoy them! It is so much fun to learn more about the dogs that are participating in our study. All the photos are beautiful! To make it fair, we are indeed choosing the dogs of the month at random to make it far. Of course though, we will need the winners to have a validated address so we can send them a few gifts! 🙂

    #5425
    becky bowen
    becky bowen
    Participant

    How do we send in our photos?

    #5426
    brittney logan
    brittney logan
    Keymaster

    Hi Becky, you can post photos of your dog(s) onto our Facebook wall or tag us on Instagram @darwinsdogs. The link to get to these social media pages on located at the bottom right on this page. If you have not already sent in your kit, you can also put a picture in the kit when you mail it in and we can add it to our Doggy Participant Wall here at Umass! We also have Dog of the Month which you can enroll your dog in, post a cute picture and tell us about your pup!

    #5427
    becky bowen
    becky bowen
    Participant

    Thanks! Sent the kit back yesterday!

    #5428
    dan ramlose
    dan ramlose
    Participant

    Profile photos – I added profile photos for each of my dogs and they’re showing up upside-down!

    Suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Dan

    #5429
    dawn miller
    dawn miller
    Participant

    are you sending them from your phone? With the auto flip feature on phones and tablets. that sometimes messes things up. If so try sending them from your computer.

    #5430
    jesse mcclure
    jesse mcclure
    Participant

    That’s one of the remaining big limitations of our photo uploads – or at least that is the generous way of phrasing it. Really this is a problem with certain mobile devices. So far I’ve only seen this problem with photos coming from a certain popular brand of electronics.

    The digital information in a photo is saved in a specific orientation which corresponds to the physical camera hardware. But many mobile devices can be held in many orientations, and thanks to their accelerometer (or similar hardware) they can store some meta-data with the image essentially noting that “the camera was upside down when this was taken”. In reality the meta data is just an orientation or rotation, but that’s what it’s meant to convey.

    That way when you view that image in an image program on your computer, the image program can see that note and rotate the image before it displays it. This is all done with a (nearly) universally aggreed upon meta data called [EXIF](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format). Our image handling now properly orients any image that has embeded EXIF metadata saying how it should be displayed.

    Unfortunately one manufacturer has decided that they don’t want to play nicely with the rest of the digital world, so they don’t use the same notation for image orientation that the rest of the world does. If you take a photo with one of their devices, it may only display properly oriented on other devices from that same manufacturer. Sometimes image viewers not from that manufacturer do jump through extra hoops to placate the eccentricities of this one tech company – but that is not always trivial to do.

    So in short, images uploaded to our site will be properly oriented if they follow the (essentially) universal standard notation of keeping track of image orientation. If they do it differently, though, you will need to rotate them before uploading. Or, on a case-by-case basis, I am able to rotate them for you if you let me know it’s needed.

    **EDIT:** Dan, I’ve rotated your two dogs’ images, so they should be set for now.

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