[ubuntu-us-mn] image orientation question

Colin Harrington colin.harrington at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 16:27:21 UTC 2011

Yes, I have that happen all the time.  Some applications look at the
embeded in the pictures and automatically rotate them.

Try opening the file in Gimp, It should offer to rotate for you.  Then you
can just save it again.

Colin Harrington
colin.harrington at gmail.com

On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 11:24 AM, mark.katerberg at gmail.com <
mark.katerberg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fred H Olson <fholson at cohousing.org> wrote:
> >My wife took these pictures with her cellphone:
> >
> >http://www.justcomm.org/temp/IMG_20110610_143734.jpg
> >http://www.justcomm.org/temp/IMG_20110610_143809.jpg
> >
> >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:
> >https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eog/+question/75393
> >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.
> >
> >FRed
> I found the following site useful in instructing me about how to use
> 'convert'
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-graf/
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