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Why don't cameras have a precise orientation sensor?

My Pentax K5ii can use its sensor shift capability to rotate the sensor to level the horizon, I also get a 2 axis level readout in the viewfinder or on the rear display. Some cameras do have the ...
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Why don't cameras have a precise orientation sensor?

My Nikon D800 had a digital artificial horizon, so yes some cameras do have this. However, rotating images in software is absolutely a last resort as it can lead to odd moire effects and you will ...
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How to remove orientation attribute from the photo without touching other exif-data?

You can use exiftool to remove the orientation tag: exiftool -Orientation= /target/dir/or/File Replace /target/dir/or/File ...
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Why don't cameras have a precise orientation sensor?

My Canon DSLR has an electronic leveller that I can enable on the LCD screen when composing an image. I'm not sure if that data gets written to the exif data of the file or not. I'm not sure if this ...
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Why don't cameras have a precise orientation sensor?

there is always the grueling task of orienting them correctly so that the horizon looks straight Setting the camera level doesn't necessarily make the "horizon" look straight. It works when the ...
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Why don't cameras have a precise orientation sensor?

Let me start out by saying I'm an engineer not a photographer, the kinds of cameras I work with cost in the tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars, but I think for the purposes of this ...
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Why don't cameras have a precise orientation sensor?

Correcting an arbitrary rotation in post processing always means significant resolution loss and/or computational effort - unlike correcting 90° where you just swap the axes (and maybe even do so ...
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Lightroom: Wrong rotation on export

Either that or Lightroom is writing the images rotated in the correct orientation, but leaving the EXIF tags in place, causing software to rotate it wrong. I would check what LR is writing using ...
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Should I fix an image orientation when creating a thumbnail?

Do all three by adding a “remember my choice” check box Boolean to the dialogue of the second option.
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How to remove orientation attribute from the photo without touching other exif-data?

In fact the mentioned exiftool command did not work for me. It rewrote the metadata, but did not remove the Orientation tag. I finally found this solution: ...
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Incorrect exif orientation on Canon 80D/60D when upside down/180 degrees?

Tested with two other Canon cameras (70D and 450D) and both exhibit the same behavior: When used upside down (keeping the lens axis roughly horizontal) the upside-down shot gets the same orientation ...
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Why does Jhead with the -autorot option fail to fix my photos' orientation?

This is a case of everything working as intended, but having incorrect input (i.e., garbage in, garbage out). Two images, the original and after running ...
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Why does Jhead with the -autorot option fail to fix my photos' orientation?

AFAIK (all my digital cameras and smartphones so far, but I don't know if the iPhones do it like everyone else) pictures out of the camera are encoded as the sensor got them (which means "...
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Should I fix an image orientation when creating a thumbnail?

The answer of @bob-macaroni-mcstevens is wise, and a certain degree of editing before uploading is something I am considering adding to the features roadmap. However, I have discovered the problem, ...
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How to choose photobook size when photographs are oriented in both landscape and portrait?

The format you choose is ultimately down to your personal preference. However, there are basic, and fairly obvious, design principles you can follow. If the vast majority of your images are "...
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What can I do about non-rotated images on a digital picture frame?

Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure whether a digital picture frame will automatically rotate images for you is to try it. To avoid problems, you can rotate your images prior to copying them ...
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