I had cropped the photo (in both directions) but it was still oriented incorrectly.
Maybe because I have auto-rotate off the camera doesn't have the info so just uses a default of landscape.
I just tested on my phone with auto-rotate off & it was still ok. Problem is somewhere in phone camera/editor software - I tried these sideways photos in at least 5 different image editors on Desktop & it was always wrong (not just in CT).
Problem is that there are so many different mobile models today of all ages, so it is hard to find trick that automatically works for all. Only solution that works 100% is to rotate portrait images on PC at home and re-upload when adding text to draft. But it's a drag, would be nice to finish everything on mobile while taking pic