[KimDaBa] Really rotate the pictures ?
jedd at progsoc.org
Tue Mar 22 23:56:03 CET 2005
On Tue March 22 2005 11:11 pm, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
] My take: software that doesn't handle EXIF information is broken, and
] needs to be fixed. It isn't Kimdaba's problem that other software
] can't handle this. The rotation information is valuable, and IMHO
] shouldn't be destroyed.
I agree .. up to a point.
My DSLR (Minolta 7Hi) is pretty sophisticated, but doesn't have
the mercury switch (?) that would let it record the EXIF orientation.
So any changes I make have to be done after the photo was taken.
Of the two approaches - modifying the image, without data loss,
to the right orientation -- versus inserting an EXIF tag into the
file for orientation -- I prefer the former. Both require a single
command to be run against the image file, but obviously one gives
you more flexibility when using other 'brain dead' software -- say,
something like <img src> tag for example.
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