5D Rotation Sensor - Did I misunderstand how it works?

Started Oct 6, 2005 | Discussions thread
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Lawrencew Veteran Member • Posts: 4,861
5D Rotation Sensor - Did I misunderstand how it works?

I thought the rotation sensor in the 5D might be quite useful.
I was tired of endlessly rotating portrait images 90 degrees.

I was thinking that it would actually save a portrait image as 3:4 instead of 4:3, if you get my drift.

However, it seems simply tag the image to display correctly when seen in a suitable viewer.

But Windows doesn't seem to understand rotation - so in My Pictures the images are all shown in landscape. Though Dimage is OK.

Even so, I notice Photoshop does open the image in the correct rotation, and does show the image size as a portrait. If you edit and save, it saves it as portrait too.

Are other imaging programs this smart?

Am I missing something, or is this correct behaviour?

Also, is there any batch thing I can do (say in photoshop) that would automatically resave all the rotated images as 3:4?

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