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Posted by Manuel Reinhardt at Aug 22, 2010 01:09 PM |
Today I tried to look up when exactly I had taken some photographs and discovered I had missed to set the EXIF use flag on my Eee PC. Consequently GIMP and Eye of Gnome had been built without EXIF support. I set the use flag and remerged, discovering in the process that I had not fully grasped the use of --newuse (more later, maybe). A short while later I was happy to find the EXIF data inside the EoG image properties window. But then I found a few pictures without that data. I browsed back and forth a little and found that all the photos in portrait format were missing EXIF. And of course, they would be. I had rotated and re-saved them on this very system with the EXIF unaware Eye of Gnome. Bummer.