Picture orientation - making permanent changes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Keirdre, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Keirdre macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2007

    I have an ongoing photo project that has a very particular folder / file structure and it doesn't work too well with the way iPhoto sorts things. I therefore do the first stage of my picture organising in Finder.

    When I come across a picture taken portrait instead of landscape, I fire it open in Preview and rotate. However, when I then upload the picture to my webserver, it's back to the original. I'm guessing Preview doesn't modify the original.

    Is there any way I can either get Preview to actually change the original picture?

    I hope that made sense.

    Many thanks,
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Preview will use EXIF to set the rotation, and as you noticed, browsers tend to ignore that. GraphicConverter (it may already be pre-installed on your Mac) will do what you need, and it has a nice little image browser built in so that you don't have to jump in and out of the Finder.
  3. Keirdre thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Thanks for the tip - I shall try using that. Cheers :)

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