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Gary Sumlak Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)

I am scanning several thousand slide images, and to save time reframing every slide, I am orienting ALL slides in landscape, regardless of if the image is actually landscape or portrait.

 

I currently scan 8 images at a time in each batch on an Epson 4990 in full Professional Mode, and then review the scans in Bridge, rotating the images as needed, opening in PSE6 and saving the images in the new orientation.  This works fine, but, as I understand it, PSE6 recompresses the images on save, introducing slight degredation to the image.

 

What I am hoping is that there may be a small utility that can simply change the landscape/portrait property built into the image properties.

 

I have tried Xee to rotate the image, but it messes up the image, as well as I think it recompresses the image as well.

 

I don't want to bring the images into iPhoto as they are for a customer, not personal images.

 

Any help or suggestions on how to rotate an image, without recompressing the image, would be greatly appreciated.

 

TIA


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  • Tomo 2 Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)

    Why don't you just rotate them in Apples default preview app?  Doesn't that have lossless rotation?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (68,450 points)

    The finder is a file manager and can not rotate photos

     

    this is a user to user iPhoto support forum - iPhoto can rotate photos

     

    Preview can rotate photos

     

    Many applications can rotate photos - <a href="http://web.me.com/larryhn/iPhoto_08_(version_7.x.x)_FAQ/Graphic_programs.html"> click here for links to some to consider.</a>

     

    I would think your Epson software could rotate them

     

    Obviously PSE can rotate photos

     

    Google is your friend

     

    LN

  • Gary Sumlak Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)

    I tried Preview (OSX 10.5), but PSE 6 said the two images I rotated were not a format PS understands when I tried to make a contact sheet of the folder.  However, when I opened the images in PSE 6 by double clicking in Bridge, the images DID open in PSE 6 for editing.  After saving the images from within PSE 6, I was able to make a contact sheet with the problem images.

     

    So, that tells me that Preview did something to the images when I rotated and saved them, that PSE 6 did not like.

     

    Thanks, appreciated the reply.

  • Gary Sumlak Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)

    The finder is a file manager and can not rotate photos

    Yes, I am fully aware that finder does not rotate images.  I was simply referring to Finder as means of managing images, where I can select the image I want to rotate, and launch a simple app that I could use to rotate the image.

    this is a user to user iPhoto support forum - iPhoto can rotate photos

    Since this is the only forum that deals specifically with images, I thought this would be the best place to find people with image manipulation experience.

     

    I have been using iPhoto and Aperture for many years, and am all too familiar with their shortcomings.

     

    Yes, it is true that iPhoto can rotate images, but then I would have to import thousands of images into iPhoto that I do not want to manage with iPhoto. Then I would have to export the rotated images to a folder so that I can deliver them to the customer.  This is the same for Aperture and Lightroom.  Not a very efficient method.

    Many applications can rotate photos - click here for links to some to consider.

    Thanks for the link.  Seashore looks interesting.

    I would think your Epson software could rotate them

    The Epson scanning software will rotate the image, but only in Thumbnail mode, which, unfortunately, forces the scanning area to shrink, cropping about 10% of the image. There is nothing that can be done about this if you use Thumbnail mode. Also, in Thumbnail mode, the scanner is easily confused into cropping darker areas of an image.

     

    So, ultimately, Thumbnail mode is not usable, nor disirable when scanning for a customer.

     

    Ultimately, I am looking for a utility that will simply update/change the image property for orientation that will not recompress the image - pay for free.

     

    I am hoping to glean some advice from a forum that deals with image manipulation, hopefully saving possibly hours of figuring out how to search for what I need - Google can be quite clueless if you don't give it the correct key words.. :-(

     

    Thanks for the response though. It is greatly appreciated.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,475 points)

    Create a new empty library,

     

    Import the images

     

    Rotate them

     

    Export them

     

    Trash the Library.

     

    Assuming the images require the same rotation then you can simply do them all at one go. If they don't then two will do it.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • SteveDowling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know this is a bit of an old post but automator can do this:
    http://www.macosxautomation.com/training/services/tut02/index.html

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (68,450 points)

    Yes, I am fully aware that finder does not rotate images.  I was simply referring to Finder as means of managing images,


    Then not sure whay you ask the question if you knew it was impossible

     

    How Can I Easily Rotate Images In Finder

    And note that the finder does not manage images - it only manages files - which is why it can not rotate images

     

     

     

    I am hoping to glean some advice from a forum that deals with image manipulation, hopefully saving possibly hours of figuring out how to search for what I need

     

     

    Thought that was what I posted - sorry if these five suggestions were not to your liking

     

    The finder is a file manager and can not rotate photos

     

    this is a user to user iPhoto support forum - 1 - iPhoto can rotate photos

     

    2 - Preview can rotate photos

     

    3 - Many applications can rotate photos - <a href="http://web.me.com/larryhn/iPhoto_08_(version_7.x.x)_FAQ/Graphic_programs.html"> click here for links to some to consider.</a>

     

    4 - I would think your Epson software could rotate them

     

    5 - Obviously PSE can rotate photos

     

    Google is your friend

     

    Like Google, asking the question you want the answer to is helpful here too.

     

    LN

  • waybetter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    google on how to rotate images, you will find many useful an helpful image app. all can do well on image rotate to any angles you like.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,475 points)

    Why does your post have a link to a .NET sdk?  Why not come right out and suggest this as a solution rather than sneaking it in there? Something to gain by it?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,735 points)

    Download and use Xee to losslessly rotate, flip images.  It's free.

     

    OT

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,720 points)

    Just use Automator it has a rotate image  action.

     

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  • Dromero101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use Picasa as my photo editor/viewer.  It's free and user friendly.  I wanted a lot of my pictures rotated in finder so they'd appear correct on my screensaver.  You can easily go through Picasa and rotate them but you have to SAVE the changes by going to FILE and selecting SAVE or hitting COMMAND and "S".  It's the easiest way I know to rotate mulitple pictures.  I went throught and rotated the ones I wanted.  Then went back and selected all (even the ones I did not rotate) and hit SAVE. 

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,735 points)

    Check the file size of one of the unrotated  and rotated photos before and after doing your save.  Curious to know if it gets any jpeg compression in the process.

  • Matt Mapleston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can do this almost instantly for any number of images using Terminal.

     

    1) Open terminal

    2) Navigate to folder with images in

    3) type this: sips -r 90 *.jpg (change *.jpg to fit your list)

     

    There's lots more you can do with sips, including changing properties, resizing etc.  See my blog post Mac Image Batch Processing using Terminal for some more detail.

     

    Importantly, you can make this an option in your Finder context menu so right-clicking on file(s) brings up an option called rotate 90.  Do this using automater to create a new Service that runs the shell command in step 3 in a 'for' loop taking files selected as an input.

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