PhoneGap Camera Image 90 Degrees Flip

I see dozens of questions on where people are asking some questions around PhoneGap capturing image and its orientation like Image flips 90 Degrees  or Mirrored.

Its really not the case, Please read documentation carefully at, They have best documentation, Read it Read it Read it. You will get all Answers.

Coming back to Image Flip, You have to use “correctOrientation”  with in Camera Method property like Below.

", app.onImageFail, {
quality: 100,
destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.FILE_URI,
correctOrientation: true,
targetWidth: 600});    "


Let’s go through the properties of the options object, just so we know what’s happening:

  • quality: 100 sets the quality of the returned image.
  • destinationType: Camera.DestinationType.FILE_URI instructs the camera to return the image’s location on the device filesystem as a File URI.
  • correctOrientation: true rotates the returned image so that it shows upright regardless of the device rotation it was taken in (WebViews are not good at handling orientation EXIF data).
  • targetWidth: 600 sets the width for the returned image. Setting a target width (or height) greatly reduces the amount of memory required by the camera.
Hope this helps……..

4 thoughts on “PhoneGap Camera Image 90 Degrees Flip

  1. It’s not only a matter of providing a targetWidth and set correctOrientation to fix the rotation problem. Even with your code, photos don’t get rotated, and that’s because of a memory issue rather than not reading the phonegap docs.


  2. I had been using phonegap camera plugin.
    When I try to upload an image and put it on a canvas , the orientation seems fine.
    this is the code.
    function getPhoto(source) {, onFail, { quality: 50, destinationType: destinationType.FILE_URI, sourceType: source });
    the issue
    But when i capture a photo and then pass it to a canvas, orientation is -90 degrees
    function capturePhoto() {, onFail, { quality: 50, destinationType: destinationType.DATA_URL });


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