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Need windows 8.1 to STOP auto-rotating my photos

  1. #11


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    I can't find the flag for cut and paste - there must be one. You can either import them into photo gallery (with the flag off) or go to auto play settings in control panel and select "import pictures and videos" on memory card and perhaps external drive sections - then you get the second dialogue box when you plug in your camera.

    The alternative I found here seems a bit impractical for more than a small number of photos..

    Windows 8 not saving autorotate of images in gallery/viewer appsIn a nutshell, User Chinatree seems to say:
    - Open the photo in Windows Photo Viewer
    - Rotate it
    - Go to the next or previous photo
    - Go back and re-rotate it to the correct orientation

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  2. #12


    Posts : 8
    8.1


    I still need to play around with it a bit to make sure, but I just imported a test batch using Photo Gallery and it kept the photos in their original orientation (whether I had the checkbox clicked or not). Which I am happy with. Even after pasting the photos into new folders they kept their original orientation.

    While playing around with the original photos that I had just cut and pasted onto the computer (and uploading some of them to eBay) so far it seems like that when I upload the files they appear in the orientation I took the picture and completely ignore any rotation that the folder view has done to them.

    Is that the natural behavior of 8.1? That is to ask, does 8.1 just DISPLAY the photos in what it deems the "correct" orientation when I view the files, but does not actually alter the photos? That's awful.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    8.1


    I suppose I can mark this solved. Thanks for the help.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by xt6x View Post
    That is to ask, does 8.1 just DISPLAY the photos in what it deems the "correct" orientation when I view the files, but does not actually alter the photos? That's awful.
    You got it. Crap isn't it? You can not tell if Windows has rotated based on camera settings or you have yourself. In the first case it will upload rotated through 90 (as Windows doesn't change the meta-data on the jpeg) in the second it will not.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 8
    8.1


    Just tried my first large batch of pictures by importing through Windows Photo Gallery (instead of a small, test batch) and problem still occurs. Pictures import exactly the same whether the checkbox is checked or not (very odd). Looking forward to the end of the week when my Windows 7 PC comes in.
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