[Digikam-users] Digikam rotation is incomprehensible to me

Paul Hartman paul.hartman+gentoo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 22:24:21 BST 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Julian Sorrel<tacitdynamite at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have two cameras - a new one and an old one. The new one auto rotates
> images, the old one doesn't. I just took three thousand pictures at a
> wedding over a week. The pictures from the two cameras are mingled together
> as my wife and I were taking pictures at the same time and uploaded them
> *before* starting to use digikam. Every time I rotate images, they appear
> one way in digikam and another way when I upload them to flickr.  How can I
> resolve this situation? Is there a WHSIWYG solution in digikam?

In my (very limited) experience with Digikam and a Canon camera, if I
use Digikam to copy the photos from the camera via PTP2 protocol, they
would get properly rotated based on the exif data. If I copy them from
the SD card into my photo folders (without the help of Digikam),
Digikam does not automatically rotate them.

It has been a while since I took any pictures, and that may all have
been in KDE3 and the KDE3 version of Digikam. Maybe it has been
changed since then. But the rule of thumb back then was "if I want it
to be rotated, use USB and Digikam, not the SD card reader".

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