Google Photos can now auto-rotate your sideways pictures

Check it out!

When we find sideways pictures in your collection, you’ll get a card that helps you easily put them right side up.

You don’t have to do a thing – machine learning in Google Photos does the work for you. Cards will automatically show up in the Assistant tab of Google Photos when they’re ready.

All features are available now on Android, iOS and the web.


5 thoughts on “Google Photos can now auto-rotate your sideways pictures

  1. I’ve been waiting for this for years! Sadly, after a few days of auto-rotating it stopped suggesting auto-rotations. It’s been weeks without a suggestion, though I know my photo library has thousands of sideways photos. I keep hoping that their servers are just overworked, but no new sideways suggestions.

    1. Hey Matt—sorry to hear that Photos isn’t suggesting auto-rotations when it should be. Would you be willing to share some of the problem images with us privately to help the engineers debug?

      1. I’m not sure what to share. I have 89,000 photos, thousands of which are sideways. I don’t think it’s a failure of the software to recognize they’re sideways, I think something went wrong either with server capacity or perhaps my specific account.

        Oh, there’s one symptom I just thought of. The last group of suggestions it gave me were all rotated wrong (every single picture). Which was strange, because all of them before that were rotated correctly.

        Here are some photos anyway in case it helps:

    2. We are now in 2022 and I still have the same problem with not getting enough suggestions. How did you go about to fix this?

      1. Candidly, I wouldn’t expect anything to change. I’ve left Google & unfortunately can’t offer any help.

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