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Offline davidgordon

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Rotate resets when adding star rating
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:15:39 am »
I don't usually deal with scanned JPEGs however...

In a contact sheet I rotate an image (JPEG file). If I then add a star rating, the rating is applied but the picture returns to its original un-rotated state.

By design? Or my failure?

Thanks

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Re: Rotate resets when adding star rating
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 07:52:59 am »
David,

I don't usually deal with scanned JPEGs however...

In a contact sheet I rotate an image (JPEG file). If I then add a star rating, the rating is applied but the picture returns to its original un-rotated state.

By design? Or my failure?

It's a deficiency in scanned images.  The scanner doesn't put in an Orientation EXIF tag and PM won't manufacture one and insert it.  So while it appears to be rotated temporarily, the file itself does not have the data stored in it persistently thus when you make an additional change and the file is re-read the orientation reverts to "unrotated".

So while PM could maintain that information in memory longer, it would still revert to un-rotated in any other software you might use, and in PM once you quit it and reopen it.

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Re: Rotate resets when adding star rating
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 08:46:56 am »
Good to know, thanks.

I can rotate them in Lightroom and they appear to stay 'upright' so that will work for me.

If I spent all my time scanning I'd ask you to have PM create the EXIF tag. But I don't so I won't!

Thanks once again.

DG

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Re: Rotate resets when adding star rating
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 01:56:10 am »
Had the same issue  - I just used save as file to make copies with the correct rotation.
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