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Sync between Macbook and Ipad

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Apr 25, 2013 4:40 AM

Good morning, I have a problem concerning a sync via Itunes between my Macbook and Ipad in terms of pictures in Iphoto. I discovered that after the succesful sync all the pictures that are vertical are shown at the end of the event. What I noticed, this is so because Iphoto has modified automatically the photo after copy from extern device (photo camera) and the pictures are sorted by date modified. How can I solve this problem? Why  is Iphoto modifying the pictures automatically after transferring them from my camera? Of course it is gyrosope in my camera that can recognise if photo was taken horizontally or vertically. I would appreciate to get a solution from you how to manage it.

iPhoto '11, iOS 6.1.3
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to capturre)

    How the images are displayed on the iPad - and why they might be sorted on date modified - is a question I'd ask on the iPad forum. Folks over there might have a solution.


    As for why the modified versions:


    Your camera has an Auto-Rotate feature. However, the camera does not actually rotate any pixels in the file, but instead flags it with an instruction: "Display me this way". This is a tag in the Exif metadata.



    When you import a file with this tag iPhoto creates a modified version. It does this because most of the apps that integrate with it -  email clients, word processors etc - simply don't understand this Exif tag. So if you used the shot in a word processing doc, uploaded it to many Web sites etc, the shot would come out sideways.



    If you then try to Revert to Original, iPhoto will remove the edited version. However, when it then looks at the Original file again, it sees the flag, and creates a new rotated version. This loop will run as long as you Revert to the Original.



    The solution is to either a: turn off the Auto-Rotate feature on your camera or b: rotate the photos prior to importing them to iPhoto.







  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to capturre)

    I don't know. iPhoto for Mac uses the Exif metadata for sorting on date. I don't use a iPad for photos, and the apps on the iPad are not related to iphoto, so that's why I suggest asking on the iPad forum.


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