Rotating Digital Photos

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Davidm, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Davidm

    Davidm Guest

    On my PC I have a library, organised as a set of structured folder, of
    about 9000 photos.

    Dowloaded straight from the camera, pictures taken in portrait
    orientation always display in landscape, so I rotate them back to
    portrait using either my viewer (an old version of ACDSee) or editing
    program (Corel PaintShop Photo), rename the files to something
    meaningful then move them into the library. Fine so far, and they
    display properly (i.e. in the corect orientation) on the PC.

    However, I have recently uploaded all the photos to my SkyDrive,
    mainly as an offsite backup (I also have local backups on external
    hard drives). I have noticed on SkyDrive that all (I think) of the
    portrait photos are displaying as landscape. This also happens when I
    upload them to a media player that I have.

    Any idea what's causing this, and how I can rectify it? Is it
    something in the EXIF info maybe? It's going to be a pain going
    through all 9000 to identify which ones are displaying incorrectly and
    then correcting it!
     
    Davidm, Aug 30, 2013
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  2. Davidm

    Woody Guest



    Well, to start with there should be an option on the media player
    to rotate the pictures at the time they are viewed, and if there
    is such an option that state should be remembered. As for
    rotating the files, try using Faststone (free download) which is
    quick, easy to use, and works for me.

    If you double click on a picture in a directory it will display:
    right arrow takes you to the next. Tapping L will rotate the
    picture 90deg anticlockwise and similarly R rotates 90 clockwise.
    The next time you press the left or right arrow key the prog will
    ask if you wish to same the changed picture and gives you the
    option to overwrite. Simples.
     
    Woody, Aug 30, 2013
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