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In older Nikon DSLRs like the D70 there was an option to not add image rotation information to the EXIF data of the image. I can't find this option in a D7000. Can anyone please confirm that it is not available anymore or where I can find it?

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I'm curious why you wouldn't want this there. It's so convenient, and you can always either ignore it or batch-rotate based on the tag. – mattdm Mar 30 '11 at 21:16
+1 to MattDM. Also, if you want this meta data out, then you may want other meta data out too. In that case, some meta data stripping tool might be better. – Tristan Mar 30 '11 at 23:32
It's a matter of the workflow. My personal collection of digital images goes back till the early 2000th and at that time I had no camera capable of auto rotation. For me, it is better to have all images in the same "format". – Sebi Mar 31 '11 at 18:39
I don't want auto rotate either, because I shoot a series at 45° angle of the camera and believe me you don't want to have alternating pictures :( – user7174 Nov 5 '11 at 13:23
@Ivo, thanks! That's a great reason that hadn't occurred to me. – mattdm Nov 7 '11 at 4:24
up vote 5 down vote accepted

It is there, in the Setup menu (the one with the wrench/spanner icon). It's called Auto Image Rotation, and it comes between 'Image Content' and 'Image Dust Off ref photo'.

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No, that's 'Rotate Tall' in the Playback Menu. Essentially, Rotate Tall rotates images that have their orientation recorded by Auto Image Rotation. Simple eh? :) – ElendilTheTall Mar 30 '11 at 20:33
Ah, nice. I retract my comment. – Evan Krall Mar 31 '11 at 3:20
Ok, now I found it. The German translation was somehow unexpected :-) Mmmh, I think Nikon should really restructure the menu points. There are 3 different points where you define how pictures are taken. Doesn't make a lot of sense. – Sebi Mar 31 '11 at 18:38
Indeed, evidently they need an injection of Teutonic efficiency! :) – ElendilTheTall Mar 31 '11 at 18:47

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