How to Rotate an Apple TV Picture

Updated July 20, 2017

The Apple TV unit allows you to view most any multimedia file on your television, using network access, external hard drives, flash disks or a computer. Displaying the content correctly can require some adjustments to ensure the Apple TV device receives all the information it needs to correctly display an image.

Load the photo that is not displaying correctly into iPhoto or other image manipulation software on your computer.

Click the "Photo" menu in iPhoto, and select "Revert to Original" to reset the photo to its original rotation and dimensions. Some digital cameras embed rotational information into a photo, and it's this data that causes Apple TV to display the image incorrectly. If you use software other than iPhoto, check its help information for details on how to reset the photo and remove the camera's embedded data.

Save the photo, and resynchronize it to Apple TV using iTunes.

Things You'll Need

  • iTunes
  • Image manipulation software
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Spanner Spencer has been writing since 2005 for a variety of print and online publications. Focusing on entertainment, gaming and technology, his work has been published by, "The Escapist," "GamesTM," "Retro Gamer," "Empire," "Total PC Gaming" "The Guardian," among others. Spencer is a qualified medical electronics engineer with a Business and Technology Education Council certificate in technical writing from Huddersfield Technical College.