[Digikam-devel] Exif auto-rotation not working anymore

Marcel Wiesweg marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de
Mon May 10 21:29:30 CEST 2010

> Hi,
> I just updated my digikam installation the first time since a few weeks
> and now the auto-rotation of images by exif tag seems is broken (jpg and
> orf). Can anyone confirm this?
> I get a lot of these messages on the console now:

I have a good candidate why this is broken:

KExiv2Iface::KExiv2Priv::printExiv2ExceptionError: Cannot parse Exif 
Orientation tag using Exiv2   (Error # 6 :  Ungültiger Schlüssel 

Exif.Sony2Cs.Rotation is a makernote tag checked as one of the first tags in 
KExiv2::getImageOrientation(). Obviously exiv2 decides to throw an exception 
from there, which means getImageOrientation will never succeed.

Proposed solution: exiv2 should not throw an exception for a key which it 
previously accepted.


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