[KimDaBa] Really rotate the pictures ?

jedd 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.

 Jedd.





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