Re: what happens when I rotate a photo ?

Sorry. I originally replied incorrectly and sent this only to Sébastien.

F-Spot DOES alter files. As for your rotation question, I think it
changes the EXIF, but I'm not certain. However, I no longer count
myself as an F-Spot user, because I discovered it was significantly
altering the EXIF data on my photos upon importing them.

a) Adds "f-spot" to the software field, as though you've used it to
edit the photo
b) Resets the date/time to GMT if you have a world time camera
c) Screws up the pointer to the user comment field.

I have still not found an automated way to fix the 6000 photos I have
that were screwed up by F-spot. Exiftool won't change the dates
because of the misplaced pointer, and the autofix option doesn't fix


P.S. Correction: This only occurs if you have the "write metadata to
file" box checked in prefs.

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Sébastien Barthélemy
<barthelemy crans org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using the version from ubuntu hardy heron (that is, and
> I'm wondering what happens when I rotate a photo (using [ keyboard
> shortcut). Does F-spot
>  - rotate the image data in the file,
>  - or change some metadata in the file,
>  - or change some metada in its own database ?
> By the way, I tend to think that F-spot should never alter a file
> without being explicitly told so (or by creating a new version).
> A great advantage is that it makes the check for dupe files between
> F-Spot and my CD-ROM easy as the files are always the same.
> Does F-Spot ever alter the files ? If not, I think this "policy" is a
> feature, and it would be great to advertise it.
> What do you think ?
> cheers
> --
> Sébastien Barthélemy
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