Auto Rotate in LR
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Craig Yannuzzi
Registered: Dec 30, 2006
Total Posts: 1648
Country: United States

I'm sure I have missed something along the way but having moved to LR 4 my portrait orientation shots are not auto rotating upon import.

Can someone help?

Thanks.



Alan321
Registered: Nov 07, 2005
Total Posts: 9640
Country: Australia

Checked your camera setting for auto rotate ?



James_N
Registered: Dec 31, 2005
Total Posts: 1274
Country: United States

Lightroom reads the Rotation flag written to the EXIF metadata by the camera in order to align your images correctly. If these are photos that were imported into Lightroom without going through any other applications they should line up correctly. The only exception I can think of is if you previously opened ( and rotated) the images in Windows Photo Viewer. Rotating photos in WPV is known to strip the Orientation flag.



hugowolf
Registered: Nov 11, 2011
Total Posts: 556
Country: United States

James_N wrote:
Lightroom reads the Rotation flag written to the EXIF metadata by the camera in order to align your images correctly. If these are photos that were imported into Lightroom without going through any other applications they should line up correctly. The only exception I can think of is if you previously opened ( and rotated) the images in Windows Photo Viewer. Rotating photos in WPV is known to strip the Orientation flag.

Another exception is when shooting with the camera facing down (or upwards, for that matter).

Brian A