Rotating Images

Applies to: All applications


Essentially it is possible to rotate images in three ways

  • In 90 degree increments as they are imported
  • In 90 degree increments after they have been imported
  • In 1 degree increments (free rotation) after they have been imported

Important! Keep in mind the procedures described below apply to rotating the previews (thumbnails) so the user may view and edit the images in the correct orientation. The original images are not rotated nor should they be.

Rotating images as they are imported

This is most useful when all images are in a particular orientation (eg landscape). It is possible to have the previews rotate to the correct portrait orientation as they are imported.

  1. In Images Mode go to Images>Import from disk
  2. Click the Setup button. The Images from disk setup window appears.
  3. Select the desired rotation and click OK
  4. Continue the import. The previews will be rotated the selected amount upon import

Figure: 1 Setting up rotation of images as they are imported

Rotating the previews after import

If an image or images have been imported in an incorrect orientation they can be rotated after import.

  1. Select the image or images to be rotated
  2. Go to the Images menu and select Rotate
  3. Rotate the image(s) 90 degrees to the left or right or by 180 degrees
  4. Keyboard shortcuts are also available as an alternative to the menu option above

Rotating images in 1 degree imcrements

Use this feature to rotate images slightly. This is useful for "straightenning up heads" when the camera may not have been perfectly perpendicular or the subject may have been leaning to one side.

  1. Select the image or images to be rotated
  2. Use Ctrl-Shift-Right arrow to rotate the image(s) clockwise
  3. Use Ctrl-Shift--Left arrow to rotate the image(s) counter clockwise
  4. It is also possible to use the Images menu as described above

Note. When rotating images in other than 90 degree increments you may need to zoom in on the image in order to avoid including "empty" space.

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