Rotating Pics in PREVIEW: help?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jason2811, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    I uploaded some pics from my camera into a folder on my MacBook. Some of the pictures were facing the wrong way so I opened them up in Preview and rotated them clock-wise. Within preview, they were rotated the way I wanted them to be. However, once I closed Preview, I noticed that within the folder the icons of the pics were still facing their original ways. How can I make it so that the icons of the pics are facing the same direction as they are in Preview? Thak You.
     
  2. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious about this too, as the rotation seems to only occur on the computer in which it was performed. When I uploaded Preview rotated images online they were not rotated. I then opened them in Photoshop, and low and behold they were rotated as in Preview, but even after I saved them in Photoshop they still weren't rotated once uploading. I had to re-rotate them in Photoshop (90º counter clockwise then 90º clockwise) and then save them in order to get the correct rotation across the board. Frustrating.
     
  3. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    To actually edit the picture that way, you need to save the image before closing. Same goes for cropping etc.
     
  4. neocell macrumors 65816

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    Did that, didn't work
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I believe it has to do with how preview edits photos.

    Let me explain, I dont know the right wording :)

    Photos edited in preview are saved in a nondestructive manner, instead of rotating the actual image, preview saves the picture position/crop info in a "tag" type part of the file. I forget what the right word is for this part of the file though. Anyways, preview can read this information, while a website will show exactly how the image is (not rotated)

    Someone help me out here explaining this :) I searched google a while back on this exact issue when I switched to a mac, and I found a site that explains it. (Paint in windows rotates pictures, in my opinion, correctly, while osx does it in a pita way :) )
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    What I do for a quick job is that I rotate it in Preview, then use CMD SHIFT 4 to take a picture of the image. Then I use that....since it conveniently converts it to PNG for me too. :D
     
  8. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    is this someting Apple is likely to fix in Leopard? or is this a feature of Preview that some Mac users actually like?
     

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