Fix EXIF info on photos rotated in Windows explorer

HI there, need some quick help.

I've rotated a bunch of photos using Windows 7 explorer (selecting the thumbnails and right-clicking rotate).

A bug here means the EXIF info is not updated right, so the images now show wrong in other programs (eg ipad)

Is there a quick way to fix this (eg 15 mins from reading a working answer)? eg a dos command to bulk update the EXIF info. Several dozen to correct so not a huge one, but if there's a way i can maybe use it as a workaround next time too.

Or do i need to edit them all manually. If so what is the quickest way to do this? I don't mind doing it on ipad, android, or windows, but reluctant to upload to a cloud just yet.

Thanks



PS the "quick" way should be automatic, ie the method derives the correct photo orientation based on how the picture shows in Windows explorer thumbnail view. I should not have to specify the correct orientation for each photo (i had already done this in windows explorer)



PS the "quick" way should be automatic, ie the method derives the correct photo orientation based on how the picture shows in Windows explorer thumbnail view. I should not have to specify the correct orientation for each photo (i had already done this in windows explorer)



Can you post up one photo that has the problem so I can see the EXIF data and how it has been rotated?

~bp



hi Bill, thanks for your response. See attached example jpg which is showing correctly as a thumbnail in Windows 7, but not so in many apps, shown rotated 90 degrees, eg as in example shown in this doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WqYJcmnBaLg2l-amsqfP78bRRn2tLwt-w5P-4_GfWg4

Thanks



Hmmm, that's a little odd, I downloaded the image you posted here to Windows, and the icon, preview, and viewer all show it "wrong" in portrait orientation in Explorer.

In the Windows viewer I had to rotate it 90 degrees, and it updated the file as expected, but I think it does more than just change some EXIF, I think it recodes and rewrites the image file.

~bp



I also downloaded it (to a new location) and the thumbnail is showing correctly in Windows, but is wrong when opened. So the bug is preserved in passing the image through this webpage.

So I still need an answer.

Thanks

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