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Old Feb 28, 2005, 6:09 AM   #1
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It's possible to rotate automatically from FZ20 with usb cable the photo?

There is a software that automatically work ok and rotate automatically the vertical photo?

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Old Feb 28, 2005, 6:15 AM   #2
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The camera / computer is not able to recognize the way the photo should be turned. I don't think there is any software that can do this.
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 10:36 AM   #3
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Irfanview (free download at http://www.irfanview.net/)can batch rotate image files.
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 1:13 PM   #4
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Some modern cams have a sensor in the camera that can tell if you take a "vertical" picture. It gets saved in the EXIF data (or metadata). The Panasonic cameras don´t have that sensor.

Some software can automatically read this exif data and rotate the picture automatically (Irfanview can if you put a check in "Options/Properties/Auto-rotate image according to EXIF info" ) BUT the picture is not rotated actually!. The sofware is just being polite and rotating it so you can see it correctly. IF you give the picture to a friend, they will see the picture on it´s side unless they have that special feature in their software.

SO.... rotate the picture using a batch function in almost all programs (Irfanview has a batch function for rotate)

PS ... One problem with the rotate info in the EXIF info, is that when you rotate using Irfanview for example, the exif data still says that your picture is rotated. If a friend has the feature in their software to "Auto-rotate image according to EXIF info", they will see the picture on it´s side EVEN THOUGH you rotated it.
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 2:23 PM   #5
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Some modern cams have a sensor in the camera that can tell if you take a "vertical" picture. It gets saved in the EXIF data (or metadata). The Panasonic cameras don´t have that sensor.

Some software can automatically read this exif data and rotate the picture automatically (Irfanview can if you put a check in "Options/Properties/Auto-rotate image according to EXIF info" ) BUT the picture is not rotated actually!. The sofware is just being polite and rotating it so you can see it correctly. IF you give the picture to a friend, they will see the picture on it´s side unless they have that special feature in their software.

SO.... rotate the picture using a batch function in almost all programs (Irfanview has a batch function for rotate)

PS ... One problem with the rotate info in the EXIF info, is that when you rotate using Irfanview for example, the exif data still says that your picture is rotated. If a friend has the feature in their software to "Auto-rotate image according to EXIF info", they will see the picture on it´s side EVEN THOUGH you rotated it.
Interesting :idea:....... and confusing:?
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 4:24 PM   #6
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The simple part is that some cameras have an auto rotate feature so people don´t have to turn their cameras on the side to see their pictures that they took with the cam on it´s side. That´s the first and only place most people meet this function.

The confusion comes when you try to use this "feature" outside of the camera. The info saying that a picture was taken with the camera 90 degress to the left or right is embedded in the EXIF data. It can stay there even after you have edited the picture.

The even more simpler part is that the panasonics don´t have this feature. We don´t have to worry about it. But when someone asks if our cam can do "auto rotation", then that might be the "feature" they were referring to.

And since I ended a sentence with a preposition, I must repeat a Joke I´ve heard....

An American asked a Brit, "Do you know where West Minster Abby is at?
The Brit said "My good man, You Americans have destroyed a lot of things including the language. You DO know that you shouldn´t end a sentence with a preposition!"

So the American answered slowly... "Can you tell me...... where.....West Minster Abby is at........butthead!"

Of course he didn´t say butthead!
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