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XP Picture Tasks w/ Adobe Photoshop

By Aakash Shah ·
My digital camera stores orientation information in the photos I take. I can use Adobe Photoshop and the photo is automatically rotated when I open it, but Windows XP does not do this when I use the Picture tasks. Is there a way to integrate Windows XP and Adobe Photoshop so that Windows XP also rotates the photos when I view them as slideshows or thumbnails.

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by ReWrite In reply to XP Picture Tasks w/ Adobe ...

The XP picture and fax viewer isn't capable of reading the oreientation information embedded in the picture. You will need to use a different app for that. A couple of good ones are Irfranview or EXIF viewer. Here's the links:

http://www.irfanview.com/

www.takenet.or.jp/~ryuuji/minisoft/exifread/english/

Cheers.

RW

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by Aakash Shah In reply to

Thanks for responding ReWrite! True, Windows Picture and Fax viewer is incapable of processing EXIF information. But, since Adobe Photoshop does, I would like to know if I can tell Windows to use Adobe Photoshop to display the thumbnails instead. Do you know if this can be done?

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by glyall In reply to XP Picture Tasks w/ Adobe ...

try this from Microsoft
Photo Story 3 it is free from Microsoft for XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx

good luck

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by Aakash Shah In reply to

Thanks for responding Glyall! But, I need a simple way to help organize my photos. I would like to integrate this so that I can quickly view the thumbnails and organize the photos. But, some of the photos are not oriented correctly and so this task becomes more difficult. Photo Story 3 would help me create a slideshow, but would not help me organize my photos, and so this solution would not help me.

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by Aakash Shah In reply to XP Picture Tasks w/ Adobe ...

I would like to integrate Windows XP and Adobe Photoshop so that when I organizing my photos, the orientation is correct based on the EXIF information allowing me to efficiently organize my photos rather than having to keep tilting my head for different photos.

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by ReWrite In reply to XP Picture Tasks w/ Adobe ...

Excuse my ignorance here but what do you mean "integrate xp and photoshop"? Is there something preventing you from using photoshop?

Cheers.

RW

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by Aakash Shah In reply to

Thanks for responding ReWrite. I can still use Photoshop. But, the problem is that I have to open Photoshop each time I want to do this. When I mean by integrate XP and Photoshop is I would like to tell Windows XP to use Photoshop to process thumbnails and slideshows. This would allow me to quickly organize my photos. Also, while I could use another program to create a slideshow with the correctly oriented photo, it takes time for me to compile this. For instance, Photoshop offers a feature where I can create a PDF slideshow with the correctly oriented photos. But, this takes time to do, even though the time is just a few minutes. With Windows XP, I can click "View as Slideshow" and XP automatically produces a slideshow without any compilation, which is what I am trying to accomplish, just with correctly oriented photos. I hope this explains what I am trying to do.

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by ReWrite In reply to XP Picture Tasks w/ Adobe ...

There is no way to view photos in xp thorugh photoshop without starting photoshop. I don't know much about photoshop but if it makes you compile a slideshow into a pdf format then that sounds roundabout. Use Irfranview instead. You can go to the directory with your pics and either select all or select the ones you want and hit slideshow. No compilation of anything. It simply rotates through your selections.

Cheers.

RW

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by Aakash Shah In reply to

This isn't what I was quite looking for, but it appears that I can't integrate XP with Photoshop, I'll give you the points for recommending Irfanview which lets me view slideshows using the EXIF information without compilation.

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