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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Fri 22-Feb-13 02:23 AM
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"rotating pictures"


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Hi guys, I don't know if I asked this before or not, and if I did, I'm sorry, cause I can't remember the answer.

Here goes.
I have, on my d90, auto image rotation turned on. Does that not mean when I am viewing them on my computer that all the photos I took vertically not automatically turned the correct way so I don't have to go up to my top menu bar and manually rotate everyone of them so I can view them correctly?
I know when I took a short little course a couple of months ago at our local newspaper where I work, we had to hand over to the instructor the memory card from the camera of the photos we just took. He then put them in the laptop and proceeded to show our pictures on a tv screen. Of course, there were all of my vertical shots sideways. He looked at me and said " you didn't set the auto rotate to on did you?". I just said, sorry, I thought I did. And when I left class, I looked at my menu in the camera and sure enough it is set to on..So, is that not the way it is supposed to work? Tired of tilting my head sideways to view my photos...

Darlene

  

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JosephK Silver Member
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Reply message Rotating to Portrait - loss of data?
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Fri 22-Feb-13 03:14 AM
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#1. "RE: rotating pictures"
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Fri 22-Feb-13 03:18 AM by JosephK

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"Auto image rotation" in the Setup menu is a good thing and should be turned on. This puts orientation data in the EXIF data so that viewers know which side is supposed to be up.

"Rotate tall" in the Playback menu controls whether or not the camera uses the above setting to display the image. When set to "on" the camera will rotate the tall image to be right-side-up but will compress the image and leave large margins in the viewer. Because of this, I always set "rotate tall" to "off" so that I can see the bigger version of the picture even though I need to hold the camera sideways, which is no big deal since that is now I held the camera to take the picture.

When viewing the pictures on your computer, some viewers and web browsers honor the orientation setting while some ignore it. The ones that honor it often have a setting to ignore it or not.

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Mon 25-Feb-13 05:44 PM
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#2. "RE: rotating pictures"
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Okay Joseph, I'll buy that. So that means it's not my fault my pictures are sideways when I view them on the computer...but it's a pain nevertheless.

Darlene

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 25-Feb-13 06:24 PM
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Seattle, WA, US
          

One option is to "fix" that problem during the transfer off the card. I use Downloader Pro by BreezeSys.com to transfer my pics from the cards to the computers. Not only does it allow great flexibility in renaming the files, it also rotates the images and resets the orientation marker so that everyone views the image correctly.

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Tue 26-Feb-13 05:15 PM
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#4. "RE: rotating pictures"
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Oh, okay, I'll check that out....thanks Joseph.....

Darlene

  

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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002Thu 28-Feb-13 12:20 AM
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Not your fault Darlene - it's the guys laptop that needs it's settings changed...

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Thu 28-Feb-13 05:44 PM
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#6. "RE: rotating pictures"
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Hey thanks Alex.

Darlene

  

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EYeye Registered since 16th Sep 2012Mon 18-Mar-13 08:34 PM
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#7. "Rotating to Portrait - loss of data?"
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Once upon a time many taught that rotation of images to portrait on the computer caused data loss; therefore if one planned to print, do not rotate.

Is that (still) a fact? This was for JPEG, but I also ask about RAW.

Thanks (still shooting D80 though I have D600 as well).

EYeye

  

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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Tue 19-Mar-13 01:59 PM
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#8. "RE: Rotating to Portrait - loss of data?"
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Tue 19-Mar-13 02:00 PM by elec164

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From what I understand, it depends.

Rotating images 90 or 180 degrees does not cause a loss of resolution. But any other angle of rotation does cause a loss of resolution.

I believe the reason being is that there is a direct one to one correlation of pixels when rotating 90 or 180 degrees. But any other angle is not a one to one correlation which causes interpolation artifacts that cause the loss in resolution.

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EYeye Registered since 16th Sep 2012Thu 21-Mar-13 09:55 PM
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#9. "Thanks!"
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I wish I understood this, as I admit I only "sorta" get it.

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008Fri 22-Mar-13 11:38 AM
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#10. "RE: Thanks!"
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That's okay friend, cause I "sorta" don't get it at all. I think there is never a simple answer to anything when it comes to photography, pixels, resolutions, the whole bit....We just go with the flow and hope it works out...lol

Darlene

  

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