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What is Auto Image Rotation?

by GoPro ‎09-30-2019 07:30 PM - edited ‎01-28-2021 11:28 PM

What is Auto Image Rotation and how is it used?

Where does it apply?
  • HERO9 Black
  • HERO8 Black
  • MAX
  • HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver & HERO7 White
  • HERO (2018)
  • HERO6 Black
  • HERO5 Black
  • HERO5 Session
  • HERO4
  • HERO Session + HERO4 Session


With Auto Image Rotation enabled, the camera automatically adjusts orientation to right side up when the camera is mounted upside down.  Some things to note:

  • HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black and MAX: Camera default it to All (camera will auto-rotate). If you want to lock the camera to Landscape orientations (Right side up or upside down), you will go to Preferences > Touch Screen > Orientation and select Landscape
  • HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver & HERO7 White: Default mode is Landscape Lock Off: You can choose to lock the Orientation to Off (Have Auto-Rotation), or you can lock the orientation to Up or Down.
  • HERO (2018), HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, HERO4 Black, & HERO4 Silver: The camera defaults to (right side) UP, so you will need to enable this mode if desired. It can be found in the SETUP menu under ORIENTATION > AUTO
  • HERO5 Session & HERO Session / HERO4 Session: The camera will default to AUTO. Using the GoPro App or Smart Remote you to alter the setting to UP/DOWN if needed. 
  • Auto Image Rotation makes it easy and automated for the user to switch into upside down mode without having to alter the camera settings.
  • Once you start recording, the orientation is locked. This way, the camera retains its orientation if it (or you) is flipped during recording.