rotated pic is not rotated when dragged in mail

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  1. frostedfrank

    frostedfrank OT Supporter

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    So I rotated a pic, saved it, quit preview then I drag it in mail but it appears not rotated, wtf?
     
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    Yeah, I've had this problem before too. Basically the file isn't overwritten with a rotated version, instead what you have is the original picture and some kind of meta-data instruction to rotate it. And that rotate instruction isn't acknowledged by a lot of programs so if you open the picture in something other than Preview.app then you don't see the rotation.

    Maybe someone can fill in the gaps but I think that's basically the problem. Things you can try to avoid this problem:
    (1) Save as... and change the format (e.g. from JPG to PNG), this should force it to save a new file and perhaps it will write it as the rotated image
    (2) Use another program such as Graphic Converter to do the rotation.
     
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    thanks, will check graphic converter. I just need some small app that will save the rotated pic I don't want to instal PS just to rotate pics
     
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