How to Use Your Digital Camera’s Auto-Rotate Feature

By Julie Adair King

If your camera has an auto-rotate feature, it automatically rotates pictures that you take with a vertical orientation so that they rotate to display properly in the camera’s LCD monitor. To use the auto-rotate feature on your digital camera:

The Setup Menu in a digital camera.

1Access your camera’s setup menu.

You may have to press a button to bring the menu onto your camera’s LCD screen. Consult your camera’s manual if you can’t figure out how to access the menu.

The automatic rotation option in a digital camera allows you to change the orientation of the photograph.

2Locate the category for image orientation.

Orientation, when talking about an image, is whether it displays in portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) mode.

Customers can choose whether they want the camera to auto-rotate the photographs.

3Turn the auto-rotate feature (like the one shown in this figure) on.

Select this feature according to your camera’s instructions (you may have to press a button to highlight the auto-rotate feature).

When a photo appears on the camera LCD screen, it is oriented in horizontal mode.

4Take a picture with your camera oriented vertically.

When the photo appears on your camera’s LCD screen, it’s oriented so that you can view it with your camera held in its normal position.