Greetings. I am very familiar with Lightroom and EXIF data but trying to translate my knowledge in those areas into how a digital frame is displaying portrait-oriented images.
It is a great frame, great image and we enjoy it. They also have very good support and they tell me that it does not read the EXIF data in deciding how to display images. It just "looks at the resolution".
Now I exported these images with "long edge" set to 2,000 or so. What I cannot figure out is if it is not reading EXIF data, how is it determining how to display some portrait images correctly and others it shows sideways?
Is there something about how it "sees" the resolution order or something (that is what I am being told but not translating that into Lightroom-speak)? Have never run into this one before. Have always run into the EXIF data, what program writes it, what programs reads it, what windows viewers read it, etc. etc....
Anyway, I know I am not providing a lot of details but that is what I have. Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction or perhaps a more specific question to ask the manufacturer.
I found this quote on the Photo.net forums- Photo rotation for digital photo frame - Photo.net Beginner Photography Questions Forum
If you know how to erase the metadata, then the offending entry will be gone and no software application will rotate the image. Then just get the image rotated to the orientation you want, and it will stay that way everywhere. Among others, FastStone Image Viewer handles these simple tasks and is free.
Thanks. Not sure what "just get the image rotated to the orientation you want" means.... Usually to me that means use a program that is orientation-aware and rotate it and it will flip the right EXIF data bit.
I have looked at some of the images closely and it is my older digital images that do not rotate correctly, the newer ones do. So if I am sure that it is not using EXIF data (if the knowledgeable people at the company are telling me that, I am inclined to believe it), LR must be doing something differently for those old file exports vs. the new ones...