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iOS, a picture taken in the landscape orientation is captured as a portrait photo.

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Describe the bug I might be doing something wrong, but pictures taken using iPhone X in the landscape orientation are captured as portrait photos. Android works correctly. I can not figure out how to take landscape picture in iOS. i tried to play with rotateWhenOrientationChanged without any luck.

To Reproduce Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Start Preview
 const cameraPreviewOptions: CameraPreviewOptions = {
            position: 'rear',
            parent: 'cameraPreview',
            className: 'cameraPreview',
            rotateWhenOrientationChanged: true,
            toBack: true,
            storeToFile: true,

        await CameraPreview.start(cameraPreviewOptions);
  1. Rotate the phone into the landscape
  2. Capture the photo
const cameraPreviewPictureOptions: CameraPreviewPictureOptions = {
            quality: 90,

        const result = await CameraPreview.capture(cameraPreviewPictureOptions);
  1. Captured image will be a portrait image with the picture rotated 90 degrees. Essentially its impossible to capture landscape image in iOS

Expected behavior Captured image should be landscape

Smartphone (please complete the following information):

  • Device: iPhone X Max
  • OS: 15.5
  • Browser stock browser, safari

Additional context

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created a year ago
  • Comments:7 (2 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

orestcommented, Jul 25, 2022

@pbowyer I think it’s ready to be merged. Thank you!

pbowyercommented, Jul 25, 2022

@orest Were you able to test this? I’d like to merge it into the next release if it’s working.

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