Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2007 - Image Rotation & EXIF Orientation Flag RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    We have a client using Office 2007 on Windows 7.  The client is a professional photographer with over 25,000 images on the computer.  She insists that Office Picture Manager is the only program she is willing to use for managing her photos. She does not want to hear about switching to something like Picasa or Windows Live Photo Gallery.

    The client is encountering a problem where some photos are importing from her digital camera with incorrect orientation.  Our own research into the subject tells us that her camera is writing orientation data to the image files in the EXIF Orientation Flag, which some applications have the ability to read and others don't. I have found at least one source online that says Office Picture Manager does NOT know how to handle the orientation data and will not automatically reorient imported photos.

    Where it gets interesting is that the client insists that she has spent the last 8 years getting this exact functionality out of Office Picture Manager.  Then around the middle of last year it just stopped working. Now she is working on an entirely new computer, and Picture Manager isn't doing what she needs it to do.

    Any ideas?

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:35 PM