[digiKam-users] digiKam vs Image File Displayers - Rotate Flip Exif

plowmail2010 at gmail.com plowmail2010 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 03:53:22 GMT 2023

Nadine, Thanks for the pointer.   I didn't know about that.

"Rotate by only setting a flag" in Settings/Configure/Metadata/Rotation 
is not set.  "Rotate by changing the content if possible" is set. 
"Write flag to metadata if possible" is set.

I mention all this because I was puzzled, and maybe others might be 
puzzled.  It was a surprise to see the image file modification date 
change when I rotated the preview image.  I expected to see a "Save" 
button somewhere.


On 3/8/2023 9:05 PM, Nadine Helkenn wrote:
> This could be because you have chosen only to set a flag for the 
> rotation. It is a choice in the configuration.
> Nadine H
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> *Subject:* [digiKam-users] digiKam vs Image File Displayers - Rotate 
> Flip Exif
> digiKam 7.90
> Windows 7 64-bit
> This is not a question.
> In case you didn't know, changing the orientation of a preview changes
> the image's disk file's Exif data.
> Not all programs understand what to do about that.
> I did this:
>    Albums view
>    Double click on a thumbnail
>    Rotate the preview  (might be the same with flip)
>    Display the image file with ...
>      Microsoft Picture Manager - image is not rotated
>      Microsoft Word 2003 - not rotated
>      File Viewer Lite - rotated
>      GIMP - GIMP asks whether to rotate
>      LibreOffice Draw - rotated
>      Faststone Image Viewer - rotated
>      Microsoft Office Document Imaging - not rotated
>      Darktable Photo Workflow - rotated
>      Paint - not rotated

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