Photos.app - Rotating Photo with Trackpad???

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  1. Zoidberg79 macrumors newbie

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    May 19, 2012
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    #1
    Hello all,

    Before I start here are the specs of my iMac:

    El Cap 10.11.4
    Photos.app Version 1.5 (370.42.0)

    Late 2012 i7
    16GB Ram
    3TB Fusion
    GTX680MX 2GB
    First Gen Trackpad (Recently replaced batteries)
    Apple USB keyboard with Num pad


    I was looking through my Photos.app library and came across some photos that need to be rotated 90º. I strongly remember that I used to do this in iPhoto using the "rotate" gesture on my Magic Trackpad.

    I tried this but no luck. I did some googling and found several references in Apples own documentation that you can do the rotate gesture in Photos.app. In fact, it is listed as a feature in the Photos.app help menu.

    In order to make sure the problem was not with how I was doing the gesture I opened a photo in Preview and could rotate it all day long. No problem.

    My question, has anyone else managed to get the rotate gesture to work on Photos.app??

    Please note that I KNOW you can rotate in the edit menu but I would prefer the lazy old way of using the rotate gesture.

    All comments welcome.
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

    cruisin

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Location:
    Canada
    #2
    I think it got the axe, like many features in the new app. The help only refers to the regular rotation:
    You can also use ⌘ + R for counterclockwise and ALT + ⌘ + R for clockwise rotation.
     

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