How to save digital photo in the correct orientation?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Michael, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I have a Canon SD630 that has a sensor to know if the photo taken is in
    portrait or landscape. I believe that information is saved with the JPG
    photo generated. The problem is that the JPG itself is always in landscape
    mode, and I need specialised program to display the photo in the correct

    My older digital camera, a Kodak DX4530, also has an orientation sensor.
    When I save the JPG, portrait photos are actually saved in portrait mode.
    That is what I want with my Canon camera.

    Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
    Michael, Jun 4, 2006
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  2. That's not how Canon does things. But all you need is a program that
    will take a directory full of images you shot, select the
    vertical-format ones (based on the orientation data in the header),
    do a lossless rotation on the image data, and reset the flag in the
    header to indicate that the image should be displayed as-is.

    FastStone Image Viewer has a function to auto-rotate JPEG images based
    on EXIF rotation data, though I haven't tried it myself. There must be
    other choices too.

    (I don't do this; I just leave the images in their original orientation.
    My two usual viewers, IrfanView and FastStone, will both rotate as
    necessary during display).

    Dave Martindale, Jun 4, 2006
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  3. I would check the software that came with the camera. It often has the
    option to take care of this.
    Joseph Meehan, Jun 4, 2006
  4. Michael

    per Guest

    Isn't there a setting in the camera menu system, for using or overriding the
    orientation sensor?
    per, Jun 4, 2006
  5. Michael

    Jukka Aho Guest

    XnView has a lossless JPEG auto-rotate function (based on the EXIF
    "orientation" field set by most Canon digital cameras) as well:


    Unlike some other applications, XnView also rotates the EXIF thumbnails.
    Jukka Aho, Oct 25, 2006
  6. Michael

    Dave Cohen Guest

    Yes, but that isn't his problem. He wants to save the pic rotated. You
    only want to do this if it's going to finish up in some sort of slide
    show. For printing, just print as is. The op needs to understand all the
    camera is doing is recording in the exif data that the pic was shot
    vertical. Some software can read this and rotate, if not virtually all
    software let's you rotate manually.
    Dave Cohen
    Dave Cohen, Oct 26, 2006
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