Make photoshop stop auto-rotating

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dterrors
Feb 7, 2005
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Photoshop CS is doing something VERY ANNOYING. When I open a photo that’s sideways, it somehow detects that and rotates it automatically when it opens. I HATE THAT!! How do I make it stop, it’s not in the prefs?
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nomail
Feb 7, 2005
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Photoshop CS is doing something VERY ANNOYING. When I open a photo that’s sideways, it somehow detects that and rotates it automatically when it opens. I HATE THAT!! How do I make it stop, it’s not in the prefs?

Photoshop doesn’t do that. What probably happens is that your camera has an auto rotate function, but the preview is not updated yet.


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.nl/
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dterrors
Feb 8, 2005
No, it’s definately photoshop doing it. If I look at the image in a web browser (ie 6), it’s rotated left like it should be. If I open it in photoshop, it’s straight.
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nomail
Feb 8, 2005
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No, it’s definately photoshop doing it. If I look at the image in a web browser (ie 6), it’s rotated left like it should be. If I open it in photoshop, it’s straight.

That simply means that Photoshop DOES honor the auto-rotate from the camera and the web browser does not. There is no way Photoshop can know that an image is straight or sideways. To Photoshop it’s just a bunch of pixels, nothing more. You can blame Photoshop as much as you want, but Photoshop does NOT have such a function.


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.nl/
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V1nc3nt
Feb 9, 2005
Johan W. Elzenga wrote:
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No, it’s definately photoshop doing it. If I look at the image in a web browser (ie 6), it’s rotated left like it should be. If I open it in photoshop, it’s straight.

That simply means that Photoshop DOES honor the auto-rotate from the camera and the web browser does not. There is no way Photoshop can know that an image is straight or sideways. To Photoshop it’s just a bunch of pixels, nothing more. You can blame Photoshop as much as you want, but Photoshop does NOT have such a function.
I wish it could 🙂 Could be helpful somtimes
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dterrors
Feb 9, 2005
Look. I opened one jpg file and photoshop rotated it. Since then, I’ve saved other images from web pages overwriting that same file, using the same name, and when I open them in photoshop, they’re all rotating. Why? Because photoshop somewhere saved some information on that file (by file I mean the file’s path and name), saying that it must be rotated.

Not only does IE not rotate it, but neither does 3d studio, acdsee, firefox, or opera.

PHOTOSHOP ROTATES THE IMAGES.
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nomail
Feb 9, 2005
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Look. I opened one jpg file and photoshop rotated it. Since then, I’ve saved other images from web pages overwriting that same file, using the same name, and when I open them in photoshop, they’re all rotating. Why? Because photoshop somewhere saved some information on that file (by file I mean the file’s path and name), saying that it must be rotated.

Not only does IE not rotate it, but neither does 3d studio, acdsee, firefox, or opera.

PHOTOSHOP ROTATES THE IMAGES.

Look. Like I said before, Photoshop doesn’t know what an image is. It’s just a bunch of pixels. However, if you opened an image that was tagged by a camera for auto-rotation, Photoshop may obey such a tag and rotate it. If you then save another image with the same name, in the same path, Photoshop may still have those rotation settings and rotate that image as well. That’s possible and understandable.

Open an image and save it under ANOTHER name in ANOTHER path. Does Photoshop rotate this one too? If it does, you have a very special version of Photoshop indeed…


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.nl/
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dterrors
Feb 9, 2005
So answer my damn question! How do I make photoshop stop rotating images????

How do I make it "forget".

How do I make it open images the same way every other image editing/viewing program on my PC does??

How do i make it open images the same way photoshop 5 does?
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Hecate
Feb 10, 2005
On 9 Feb 2005 13:22:41 -0800, wrote:

So answer my damn question! How do I make photoshop stop rotating images????

How do I make it "forget".

How do I make it open images the same way every other image editing/viewing program on my PC does??

How do i make it open images the same way photoshop 5 does?

He already as. Your camera obviously adds an automatic rotation flag. Now, either you can turn that flag off in your camera and you won’t get autorotation, or you can stick to PS 5 which doesn’t recognise the flag. Your choice.



Hecate – The Real One

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dterrors
Feb 10, 2005
No, you’re not listening. Photoshop may pay attention to the flag when the file is first opened, but if I overwrite that jpg with another file- NOT a photo, which does not have an autorotation flag, photoshop still rotates it. How do I make photoshop "forget"? That question hasn’t been answered.
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saswss
Feb 11, 2005
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No, you’re not listening. Photoshop may pay attention to the flag when the file is first opened, but if I overwrite that jpg with another file- NOT a photo, which does not have an autorotation flag, photoshop still rotates it. How do I make photoshop "forget"? That question hasn’t been answered.

Open Photoshop’s file browser. Select (do not open) the image(s) in question. Click on the rotate buttons until rotated the way you want.



Warren S. Sarle SAS Institute Inc. The opinions expressed here SAS Campus Drive are mine and not necessarily
(919) 677-8000 Cary, NC 27513, USA those of SAS Institute.
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jjs
Feb 11, 2005
"Warren Sarle" wrote in message

Open Photoshop’s file browser. Select (do not open) the image(s) in question. Click on the rotate buttons until rotated the way you want.

That only changes the way PS previews it. You have to hit Edit – Apply Rotation to make it happen. (Thanks to the chap who reminded me of this just two days ago.)
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Hecate
Feb 12, 2005
On 10 Feb 2005 14:26:20 -0800, wrote:

No, you’re not listening. Photoshop may pay attention to the flag when the file is first opened, but if I overwrite that jpg with another file- NOT a photo, which does not have an autorotation flag, photoshop still rotates it. How do I make photoshop "forget"? That question hasn’t been answered.

ASO you have a file named x.jpg. And you overwrite with y.jpg as x.jpg thereby destroying the contents of x.jpg. And the point of doing this is?



Hecate – The Real One

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dterrors
Feb 12, 2005
The point of doing this is that I’m processing a mass of images, 3000, by hand, each downloaded from a web browser. I can use photoshops macros to have it "revert", or "close" then "open", the same file. If
I save every file under a different name, then I can’t use the macro, and have to manually open 3000 times.
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jjs
Feb 12, 2005
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The point of doing this is that I’m processing a mass of images, 3000, by hand, each downloaded from a web browser.

Sounds like a porno thing.
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dterrors
Feb 12, 2005
No it is not a "porno thing".
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Hecate
Feb 13, 2005
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 20:03:00 -0600, "jjs" wrote:

wrote in message
The point of doing this is that I’m processing a mass of images, 3000, by hand, each downloaded from a web browser.

Sounds like a porno thing.
Certainly sounds like an "I don’t care about copyright" thing.



Hecate – The Real One

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dterrors
Feb 15, 2005
NO it is not an "I dont care about copyright thing" either damnit. I run a website that processes digital photos for people.
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jjs
Feb 15, 2005
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NO it is not an "I dont care about copyright thing" either damnit. I run a website that processes digital photos for people.

Can you post one of the images that always auto-rotates, please? (If you already have, I appologize). If I find it autorotating on my system, then I’m sure I will have the same problem one day. Let’s get to the bottom of this.

Thanks,
John
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jjs
Feb 15, 2005
"jjs" <john&#064;xstafford.net> wrote in message
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NO it is not an "I dont care about copyright thing" either damnit. I run a website that processes digital photos for people.

Can you post one of the images that always auto-rotates, please?

(Post with FTP access, or email the original is what I should have said.)
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dterrors
Feb 16, 2005
Aarg, the problem is, these photos are owned by other people (like I said, I’m doing this as a service), and as you can guess, the terms of service prevent us from distributing their photos to third parties.

Hmm, I’ll google around and try to find some utility that manually sets the "rotate" flag in jpg, and try to create one of my one. (You could look for one too. )
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jjs
Feb 16, 2005
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Hmm, I’ll google around and try to find some utility that manually sets the "rotate" flag in jpg, and try to create one of my one. (You could look for one too. )

Is this flag in the image data, or metadata?
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saswss
Feb 17, 2005
In article ,
"jjs" <john&#064;xstafford.net> writes:
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Hmm, I’ll google around and try to find some utility that manually sets the "rotate" flag in jpg, and try to create one of my one. (You could look for one too. )

Is this flag in the image data, or metadata?

It’s originally in the EXIF metadata, but Photoshop probably has a separate flag in its own metadata, which are not part of the image file. I’m guessing this because Photoshop ignores the rotation flag in the Kodak RAW files that I use.



Warren S. Sarle SAS Institute Inc. The opinions expressed here SAS Campus Drive are mine and not necessarily
(919) 677-8000 Cary, NC 27513, USA those of SAS Institute.
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Espen Stranger Seland
Feb 18, 2005
On 16 Feb 2005 13:00:21 -0800, wrote:

Aarg, the problem is, these photos are owned by other people (like I said, I’m doing this as a service), and as you can guess, the terms of service prevent us from distributing their photos to third parties.
Hmm, I’ll google around and try to find some utility that manually sets the "rotate" flag in jpg, and try to create one of my one. (You could look for one too. )

I’m not sure about the rotate flag, but maybe you can use jhead for related work. I find jhead to be a very effective EXIF/JPEG-tool for some actions:

http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/

Things jhead can modify in an exif jpeg file
– Up-right images according to rotation tag using jpegtran – Set or relative adjust internal exif timestamps
– Re-name or date stamp fils according to exif timestamp – Transfer exif headers between images
– Edit jpeg comments
– Delete exif or comment sections from jpeg images

Free, and for most platforms (Win, OS X, Linux etc.)

-espen


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Ed
Feb 26, 2015
SOLUTION:

It’s a workaround that doesn’t solve the original issue per se, but it is simple and perfectly effective. I was plagued by the same and so figured out, after a lot of testing, that the best thing to do is to save as a new image. I use Cmd-S and either save as the same name, then click "replace", or leave the original alone, in case I ever need to go back to it, and save as the same name with a "1" at the end to indicate it’s a newer version.

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