iPod photo & photo orientation problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Frank (Atlanta), Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Frank (Atlanta) macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2004
    Have had my iPod photo 60GB for ~3 mos now. I've now lost differentiation between landscape & portrait photo orientation:

    • Cleaned-up my photo files and pointed the iPod to the new subdirectory (via iTunes, of course). Not syncing with the iPhoto library, as I use multiple libraries.
    • Synced my iPod to my new subdirectory w/all my photos.
    • Found that many portraits (but now all) show in a landscape orientation.
    • Note that A) proper orientation is maintained when looking at these same photos on the same subdirectory via iView Media, Nikon Capture, etc. and B) didn't have this problem previously (only after I switched to a new subdirectory).

    I've tried restoring the iPod several (4+ times); however, I can't get the landscape vs. portrait orientation correct. Strangely, some photos show properly as portrait; many others don't...

    I'd just "point back" to the original subdirectory, but I deleted it (no loss of photos - just didn't need to keep multiple copies of the same pics on my HD). Also, the prior photo subdirectory was merely a duplicate of the "original" subdirectory to which I'm now syncing (I wanted to get rid of the duplication for storage purposes).

    What did I do wrong/how can I fix?


    edit: BTW - if I rotate photos in my subdirectory 90 degrees, they show properly on my iPod...however, they're then 90 degrees off when I use my filing/editing software!
  2. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House

    How do the appear in iPhoto?
  3. Frank (Atlanta) thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2004
    The pics in iPhoto appear fine - proper landscape/portrait orientation; however, those pics are kept in a separate subdirectory (I use iPhoto Buddy as I maintain multiple iPhoto libraries).

    The subdirectory to which I'm syncing is fine, too - I've looked at the pics in iView Media and Nikon Capture and proper landscape/portrait orientation is maintained. If, however, I rotate pics in either of these tools 90 degrees, then the picture is fine on the iPod photo; however, it's then off by 90 degrees when viewed in these tools!

    I could, of course, simply rotate my iPod photo; however, it doesn't work well when I do slide shows on a TV...


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