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06-Jun-2006, 03:31 PM #1
Unhappy Solved: Can't rotate JPGs using Windows XP rotate feature
I have thousands of JPG files, and not a single file can be rotated using the rotate feature in Windows XP. I have also tried loading the JPGs in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and they cannot be rotated there either.

Clicking the rotate clockwise or rotate counter-clickwise buttons in Windows has no effect, nothing happens. I am able to rotate the pictures using other image editing software, but it would be much more convenient if Windows would allow me to do it.

Note: I can rotate GIFs without any problem. Only JPGs won't rotate.

Does anyone have any idea what could be done to solve this problem? Thanks in advance.
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06-Jun-2006, 04:30 PM #2
Something I found online, and assuming you are talking about the use of "Windows Picture And Fax Viewer" (WPAFV?)
(Windows XP is not a picture viewer. It is an OS. I believe WPAFV is what you mean when you said you are using "Windows XP")
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If you once clicked "No and Don't Show Me Again" when a dialog warned about the possibility of lossy rotate, this should restore it.

Open a picture in the Windows Picture And Fax Viewer. Hold down the Ctrl key and click the X in the top right corner of the window.
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06-Jun-2006, 05:13 PM #3
This fixed my problem
Thank you! Your solution fixed my problem!!
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06-Jun-2006, 06:09 PM #4
So, you should then change this issue with a Solved prefix. Just a suggestion.
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07-Jun-2006, 10:02 AM #5
Sounds to me like you need to replace Image n Fax viewer with the freeware Irfanview ...
http://www.irfanview.com/

It's been so long since I've used Image n Fax ... I can't remember what all it can't do.
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09-Jun-2006, 01:50 PM #6
i always use this program.
http://www.faststone.org/
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10-Jun-2006, 11:43 AM #7
I used a program called Irfranview. One of the best photo utilities Ive found very useful for such reasons as easily rotating photos and extracting frames from .gif animations at ease. Also with a variety of other useful and fun features. I strongly recommend you go download it.
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11-Jun-2006, 02:27 PM #8
graphics viewer wars
While I am a BIG IrfanView supporter, and I have used it for years, and have recommended it many times; the orginal question, from the starter of this thread, was to find out what may have caused his problem. That was answered - - although fsponge has not taken my suggestion to mark this thread solved.

Please let's not make this another graphics viewer war.
Instead of burying it here, why not just start a whole new thread to really get the discussion going (one more time!).
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11-Jun-2006, 02:33 PM #9
I'll mark it solved ChuckE
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