[ubuntu-us-mn] image orientation question

mark.katerberg at gmail.com mark.katerberg at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 16:24:45 UTC 2011

Fred H Olson <fholson at cohousing.org> wrote:

>My wife took these pictures with her cellphone:
>Curiously when viewed at with firefox they are sideways
>but when downloaded and viewed with Eye of Gnome image viewer ( eog )
>they are right side up.
>My guess is that the camera tags them (stored in the jpeg file) with
>the orientation of the phone when taken and eog uses this to orient
>them properly but firefox does not.
>Can anyone confirm?  I looked on the eog help site and found a question
>that may be related:
>but the answers did not lend much clarity.
>Is it possible to edit/rotate the image and save it, say with gimp,
>but leave the flag untouched (now wrong) which would account for the
>problems in the question above.

I found the following site useful in instructing me about how to use 'convert'


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