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Any way to get Windows Explorer to auto-rotate images?

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#1 diamondfrog


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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:25 PM

The photos I shoot with my camera (a Canon 5D Mark II) are all auto-rotated so that the portrait (vertical) photos are shown right side up on the camera's LCD display as well as in programs like Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional. However, when these same images are viewed in Windows Explorer on my Windows XP Pro SP2 machine they're not auto-rotated and are instead shown sideways in landscape (horizontal) mode. Here are screenshots of what I mean:

1. A photo viewed in Windows Explorer (using Filmstrip view), displayed incorrectly in landscape mode: http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/264/example01.jpg

2. The same photo viewed in Photoshop, right side up: http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2332/example02.jpg

From the searches I've done it seems that this is due to Windows Explorer not recognizing the photo's EXIF orientation tag, whereas programs such as Photoshop *do* recognize it and thus display the photos correctly. So my question is, is there any workaround to get Windows Explorer to recognize the EXIF orientation tag and display the portrait photos right side up while viewing them in Filmstrip/Thumbnail view? Perhaps a setting that could be changed or a program that would make Explorer recognize it? Thanks in advance for any help.

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