photo orientation software

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fotomike, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. fotomike macrumors newbie

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    I run slide shows of my images during the events I shoot. Could some point me to software that will rotate my vertical images and keep my horizontals, horizontal? Iphoto does a great slide show but I have to do all of the rotating.

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  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I can't imagine how a program could do that unless your camera automatically detected how you were holding it when you took the picture.
     
  3. fotomike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my cameras (nikon D80, D200, D70s) do have a built in level that tells the camera if the images was taken in vert or horiz position. I have windows software the does it so a mac software should be out there.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    iPhoto is capable of reading that data and automatically rotating the image: I've seen it do it. How are you capturing the image? Are you doing anything that might strip the data?
     
  5. fotomike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I shoot mostly in Jpeg mode and I am not stripping out any information.
    I check my prefferences.
     
  6. techster85 macrumors regular

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    you might try shooting in RAW...but all my pictures come over (in iPhoto and Aperture) in the proper orientation...
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Open a picture in Preview (find it in the Finder and open it that way). Hit Command-I and choose the details tab.

    In the top section there should be an Orientation property. For me a "standard" landscape is 1 and portrait 8. Note that this does not surprise be. There are 4 orientations allowing for upside down in landscape and both rotations for portrait which are almost certainly 1, 2, 4 and 8 which correspond nicely to bit patterns in binary.

    If yours is 0 then either the camera doesn't capture it in the mode you are shooting, it's getting stripped in import or Apple's library does not understand the orientation data in the image file...
     
  8. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If the camera did not record the orientation into the file when it took the picture there is no way for any computer software can figure out which way is up. Some human will have to look at the image and figure it out. Most camera have a sensor that records the camera orientation iPhoto will use this recorded information if it is present in the image file.

    Some camera have th option to disable this feature, have you disabled it?
     

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