[digiKam-users] Exported image orientation different that in-Digikam display -- inconsistent XMP/EXIF/TIFF data?

PGNet Dev pgnet.dev at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 18:29:33 BST 2022

On 7/9/22 1:15 PM, Maik Qualmann wrote:
> With your metadata settings and the metadata in the image, the image is
> correctly aligned. How to you export and transfer to Android Phone?

I use Syncthing to sync my jpg/xmp from local Digikam store to Android.

> Another possibility would be that Apple stores an alignment in the Makernotes
> that is read by the Android phone.

This issue appears to be a problem *only* for files that have originated from iPhone.
I'll never export to iPhone; I don't even typically import from them (these photos were from another user's iPhone).
So I'm happy to wipe all APple-specific data, as long as the EXIF/XMP creation dates stay intact.

Is there a Digikam tool/process for removing only that Apple data?

> Maik
> Am Samstag, 9. Juli 2022, 15:26:37 CEST schrieb PGNet Dev:
>> On 7/9/22 8:58 AM, Daniel Bauer wrote:
>>> But when I open the image in digikam editor, rotate it there and save it,
>>> rotation persists also outside of digikam.
>>> There is a notable difference in processing time whether I rotate in album
>>> thumbnails (immediate) or in editor (a tiny little bit of time).
>>> So digikam obviously rotates in different manners whether in album view or
>>> in editor, but as said I have never investigated, I just click on it to
>>> open in editor and rotate there... but I don't rotate a lot :-)
>>> This different behavior still exists in my digikam 7.1.0/opensuse rpm
>> Interesting.  As a test,
>> I opened the image in Digikam's Image editor, rotated left, saved, rotated
>> (back right), saved. So, again, displayed correctly IN Digikam.
>> Next, re-synced.
>> Same issue :-/  Image orientation of export is wrong ...

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