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08-23-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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How to see images vertical images after download as vertical ?

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When I take vertical images, after downloading to PC I have to change them, one by one, from horizontal to vertical. Is there a way for them to be already vertical out of the camera ?

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The files are tagged as vertical if the camera keeps track of that sort of thing. The K-7 does for sure, I'm pretty sure the K10 and K20 do as well.
If your camera doesn't tag the photos, then you can batch rotate them. WinXP and later will allow this IIRC, as will Adobe bridge.
Lightroom might, I haven't had to find out though.
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Are you perhaps having the issue of the camera knowing what orientation the photos are but the computer software not?

I know I do with Adobe Bridge/ACR 4.6 with my K20D images (but my K10D images are orientated correctly). Though when I come to edit them in ACR one by one, they orientate themselves correctly - a glitch in ACR 4.6 perhaps?
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My download method is just to get the card out of the camera (k200d and now also k7) and move them to a folder on a windows pc.

This vertical/horizontal thing happens when seeing them with the default windows viewer for fax and images.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The files are tagged as vertical if the camera keeps track of that sort of thing. The K-7 does for sure, I'm pretty sure the K10 and K20 do as well.
I have the same problem as the original poster. My K7 rotates them for viewing in-camera but when I upload them I have to rotate them manually (despite the custom function being set to save rotations) .
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The K2000, as well as the K100D and all older models, lacks the orientation sensor that is necessary in order for the camera to even know which way it was shot. So if you have one of those models, there's no way around rotating them yourself (of course, you can do that in the camera, but that's not an improvement over doing it PP). If you have a model that has an orientation sensor, so the information *is* recorded to the file, but your software isn't honoring that that information, you'll need to consult th documentation for your software to see if it can be made to honor the orientation info.
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Nice to see you as a moderator Marc. More then deserved
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My experience has been that the standard Windows software does not read the orientation information at all, so even if the image has metadata suggesting it should be vertically oriented, Windows won't show it that way.

I don't bother using the Windows software for that reason. Rotating jpg images using the Windows software is not lossless (or wasn't in the past). Other software usually just changes the EXIF, but Windows software actually rotates the pixels, and even warns you about quality loss if the image is big enough at the start.

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What the OP didn't mention is what software he is using (if any software at all; he might be just talking about the Windows photo viewer or whatever it is called, and this will not honour any orientation info).

Most dedicated photo software will honour the orientation providing that the info is there i.e. depending on which camera you are using (as Marc already mentioned, some cameras do not write this info to the image).

You (the OP) need to be a bit more specific as to which camera and which software you are talking about for any of us to give you an informed answer.

Update: oops, I missed your reply that you are using the Windows built in viewer. So no, it will not honour any orientation info written to the image. Either use dedicated software or batch rotate (and of course providing you are using a camera that can actually write orientation info to the image).

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