Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242342
picture rotated according to orientation info, but EXIF thumbnail is not rotated
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:39:28 EDT
Description of problem:
When pictures are imported with the rotation orientation set by the digital
camera, then they are rotated as expected. However, the thumbnail which is part
of the exif data, is not rotated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. make a portrait photo with a digital camera
2. if the camera has no orientation sensor, set the rotation information
manually using the menu's of the camera
3. connect the digital camera to your computer running FC6
4. import the picture using gthumb
5. look at the resulting picture, the picture will be rotated.
6. look at the thumbnail embedded in the exif data of the picture:
- exiftool -b -ThumbnailImage picture.jpg > picture_thumb.jpg
- eog picture_thumb.jpg
7. compare the actual picture and the thumbnail picture and see the difference
picture rotated according to orientation information
thumbnail not rotated.
picture and thumbnail rotated according to orientation information
The Windoze software as delivered by Canon with the digital camera, does this
correctly. It rotates both the picture and the thumbnail according the
This is fixed in gthumb 2.10.x - upgrade to F7 to get it.
A few days ago I upgraded to F7 and indeed the problem is fixed in F7.
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