I'm (very) new to using Adobe Lightroom (CC) and have been using it today to add graphic watermarks to some photos.
Now, some of my source photos were taken with the camera held sideways, so the photo is rotated vertically.
Looking at the source JPGs, the image files (in Windows and many other applications) appears to be correct but with the orientation of the image being horizontal. In many applications, this quickly changes after a second or so, with the image thumbnail being rotated vertically as it should be. I'm guessing this is based on some metadata stored within the file, telling the software the correct orientation.
Now, loading these in Lightroom shows the thumbnails rotated correctly. However, when I Export the image from within Lightroom, with the intention of adding an overlayed Graphic Watermark, the output file is back to being rotated incorrectly.
I'm assuming the rotation metadata is being stripped on export? Even so however, I'd expect Lightroom to process the "correctly orientated" image when adding the watermark, and then exporting, resulting in the output image being rotated correctly and the watermark being in the correct position.
Am I missing something or doing something wrong here?