Image orientation DXO Photolab and PSU

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roeslewf
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Image orientation DXO Photolab and PSU

Post by roeslewf » 09 Jul 18 18:54

There is a problem with the interplay of DXO Photolab and PSU when you export a RAW file that was taken in portrait mode to JPEG or TIFF as soon as you have worked with this file in PSU. I shoot RAW with a Nikon D7200. Reading out EXIF and XMP information with Geosetter I have these results with my out of camera RAW files in portrait mode: Exif is left bottom (90° counterclockwise) and there is no XMP information in the file regarding orientation. Once you deal with this file in PSU and synchronizing it PSU introduces a new XMP information 90° counterclockwise into the RAW file (or into a sidecar which is no difference for this problem), so that this RAW now contains the orientation information 90° counterclockwise in EXIF and XMP. When you then export this file to JPEG out of DXO Photolab the resulting JPEG has the EXIF information changed to top left (horizontal), whereas the XMP remains left bottom (90° counterclockwise). When you view this file in DXO, Windows Explorer, Irfan View or Faststone Picture Viewer the orientation on the screen is ok (reflecting EXIF horizontal), but is already tilt to the left in PSU (reflecting XMP 90° counterclockwise). It gets worse when you synchronize again in PSU, because PSU is then giving preference to the XMP information and transfers this to the EXIF, such changing the EXIF information to 90° counterclockwise. After this the EXIF and XMP orientation of the JPEG is in line again, but the display of course is a complete mess with the screen display tilt to the left in DXO, Windows Explorer, Irfan View, Faststone Picture Viewer and PSU. I know that this an irregular behavior of Photolab but would appreciate if PSU could offer an option to transfer the EXIF orientation into the XMP part instead of doing this the other way round without asking the user. Any workaround for this mess is highly welcome. Thank you. Wolf

Hert
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Re: Image orientation DXO Photolab and PSU

Post by Hert » 09 Jul 18 19:00

You can use right click on a thumb-Metadata-Convert Metadata to XMP to make sure that the updated Exif is also consistent in the higher level XMP.
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roeslewf
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Re: Image orientation DXO Photolab and PSU

Post by roeslewf » 09 Jul 18 19:47

This is doing the trick until DXO fixes its problem. Thank you so much. Outstanding support!

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