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Solved: Can't rotate JPGs using Windows XP rotate feature

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by fsponge, Jun 6, 2006.

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  1. fsponge

    fsponge Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. ChuckE

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    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.
     
  3. fsponge

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    Thank you! Your solution fixed my problem!!
     
  4. ChuckE

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    So, you should then change this issue with a Solved prefix. Just a suggestion.
     
  5. Noyb

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    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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    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. (y)
     
  8. ChuckE

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    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. :eek: :mad:
    Instead of burying it here, why not just start a whole new thread to really get the discussion going (one more time!).
     
  9. buck52

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    I'll mark it solved ChuckE
     
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