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Author Topic: Shell Extension adding EXIF orientation tag support for windows explorer  (Read 6722 times)


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Title says it all, I've looked and cannot find a:
Shell Extension adding EXIF orientation tag support for windows explorer (file explorer).

This will end nightmare for Win XP and Win 7 users, so they see photos from their cameras in the correct orientation.

It would get activated whenever thumbnail view is activated in Windows Explorer, and correct the MS nonsense by adding the functionality missing.


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Some how I don't think this is going to happen given that it hasn't in the 14 years that XP has been around.

Some options:
1) Use an image viewer that honours the EXIF Orientation tag, (eg. XNView, IrfanView, etc).

2) Rotate all the images according to the Orientation tag and reset it to 1, as explained here (top reader comment).

Download JHEAD from here and jpegtran from here.  Copy both into a folder, open a CLI in that folder and use the following command:

jhead -v -autorot <path>\*.jpg

or if you want recursive:

jhead -v -autorot <path>\**\*.jpg


jhead -v -autorot K:\test\**\*.jpg

3) Upgrade to at least Windows 8  ;)