Thanks for the reply Bob.
The solutions posted on the supplied link are the same as I have used to correct the issue on a case-by-case scenario. Perhaps I should have stated all reasoning for disabling the camera's original orientation. I have a plug-in that auto generates final pdfs based on an indesign document. The plugin populates image fields with images specified by a csv files. We have 50,000+ images and growing, and I have no knowledge of which images are going to be used for the final pdf, others are selecting the images. In the image preview there is no indication of camera orientation that would alter the rotation once placed in the indesign document.
My original question was if there was a way to ignore the orientation specified by an image, thus not needing to manually scan each pdf then fix the orientation issue and recreate the pdf.
Any idea if there is a way to disable indesigns automatic camera orientation detection?
The answer is no.
You may be able to use ExifTool to batch change the orientation flag. Comes in both a Windows and Mac commandline executable. I have no experience with it...use it on a copied subfolder to get the commands correct.
According to this page
it does see the orientation field and so should work to change the orientation.
Take care, Mike