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December 27, 2014 6:57 AM   Subscribe

How do I get a Samsung WB350F camera to save portrait oriented images in the correct orientation?

I have a Samsung WB350F digital camera. Every photo I take in portrait orientation (i.e. I turn the camera sideways) is saved as a "landscape" image. That means that I have to rotate 90 degrees every such picture manually once I have imported it into Picasa.


Does anyone know how to get this camera to save portrait oriented images in the correct orientation? Please?
posted by joelhunt to Technology (4 answers total)
Best answer: I just looked up the manual and found this:
Photos or videos captured in portrait orientation do not rotate automatically and
are displayed in landscape orientation by the camera and other devices.
So I think there's no workaround it sounds like, sorry.
posted by mathowie at 7:11 AM on December 27, 2014

Response by poster: I can't even. That's crazy right?
posted by joelhunt at 7:55 AM on December 27, 2014

Well, to do it correctly, you need a camera/lens with a tilt sensor in it, and those cost a few bucks so I guess some manufacturers skip it.

I was surprised that one of the first major popular micro 4:3 cameras, the Lumix from Panasonic shipped their first version without being able to turn photos automatically, and I had to do it in iPhoto every time. Super annoying.
posted by mathowie at 8:56 AM on December 27, 2014

I don't know what the work flow is like in Picasa but XnView has a thumbnail viewer that allows you to do a lossless batch transformation of incorrectly oriented images.
posted by Mitheral at 12:00 AM on December 28, 2014

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