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I love Paint.NET but I just noticed an issue that I haven't been able to find the answer for. I searched this forum but couldn't find anything, so I apologize if this has already been covered. I have a Canon PowerShot SX10 IS which has an accelerometer to determine if the camera is being held in landscape or portrait orientation. The camera's settings are correct and I checked some other photo software and found they can detect the orientation data. Is there a way for Paint.NET to do this so I don't have to manually rotate photos taken in portrait orientation?

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One reason why it's an issue is that rotating and savig a photo can reduce the quality. I don't know if Paint.NET does this, but MS Photo Viewer and some other applications actually warn you of this. So why have to do something which negatively affects the photo? The other big issue is that if I take a lot of pictures and need to rotate many of them, the time adds up. I don't understand why this application, as fully featured as it is, is missing the ability to do this.

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I don't understand why this application, as fully featured as it is, is missing the ability to do this.
Might have something to do with the fact that only one person is programming it and he doesn't want to take the time to add features that will only benefit 0.01% of the userbase noticeably...

 

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Actually in this case it's just a matter of it not really fitting well into Paint.NET's design.

I think there's an editor out there that does, in fact, allow you to open a JPEG and it'll only recompress the portions of the image that you change. I don't remember its name. However, implementing that would be a major undertaking in Paint.NET right now. Theoretically possible, sure. But the cost:benefit ratio is sky-high.

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Actually in this case it's just a matter of it not really fitting well into Paint.NET's design.

I think there's an editor out there that does, in fact, allow you to open a JPEG and it'll only recompress the portions of the image that you change.

A quick search found a program that rotates JPEGs losslessly, although i'm not sure why you'd want to, given that if you just wanted to store an image the size of a PNG wouldn't be a problem and the resolutions of almost all photos taken in modern digital cameras are too big to post on the web or email, and resizing would require re-encoding anyway.

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