Correct image orientation for images - Chrome 81

Looks like one of the oldest bugs in Chromium has been fixed. Chrome used to display images in landscape orientation even if they were taken in portrait on a phone.

Now it appears that in Chrome 81 we will respect the image orientation from the files EXIF data and display the image in that orientation by default unless you override it with a CSS attribute image-orientation: none.

Fun times.

Demo

Picture of me smiling.

Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.

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