Rotated images in Helicon Focus probably from Helicon Remote

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pandinus
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Rotated images in Helicon Focus probably from Helicon Remote

Post by pandinus » 04.04.2015 21:35

Hi everybody,

my setting is as follows: Helicon Focus+Helicon Remote+Stackshot+Canon 70D

and even I have disabled the liveview-rotation and images are shown in horizontal format, they are turned in portrait-format in Helicon Focus...
The problem is, that I need the scale bar function and I have to take a high number of images. Therefore, a later editing is not an option. But as the scale bar cannot be rotated I thus get it only on the smaller site of the image...

Does anyone have similar experiences or any idea how to eliminate the (wrong) information in the image? Or is there a (hidden) possibility to rotate images in Helicon Focus?

Any help would be much appreciated!
Cheers

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Re: Rotated images in Helicon Focus probably from Helicon Re

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 06.04.2015 16:27

Helicon Remote doesn't rotate anything. The problem is most likely that your camera sets the EXIF image orientation field worngly. You should be able to disable the rotation sensor in the camera body settings.
Focus doesn't have a means of managing the orientation, but there is image batch processing software that can do it (don't ask me what software, I can't remember).

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Re: Rotated images in Helicon Focus probably from Helicon Re

Post by pandinus » 06.04.2015 19:56

Stas Yatsenko wrote:Helicon Remote doesn't rotate anything. The problem is most likely that your camera sets the EXIF image orientation field worngly. You should be able to disable the rotation sensor in the camera body settings.
Focus doesn't have a means of managing the orientation, but there is image batch processing software that can do it (don't ask me what software, I can't remember).

Thanks for the reply but this is rather illogical as other programs (e.g., Photoshop or windows image viewer) don't present the images rotated plus in the beginning images were shown correctly in both Helicon programs...

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Re: Rotated images in Helicon Focus probably from Helicon Re

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 07.04.2015 15:27

I would inspect the value of the orientation flag with ExifTool, that's the only way to know what's causing the problem (the EXIF flag, i. e. the camera, or Helicon Focus).

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Re: Rotated images in Helicon Focus probably from Helicon Remote

Post by kozboPhoto » 24.06.2018 22:07

Thanks for the pointer to exiftool. I just wanted to follow up with some details on the solution for future readers.

I used the following command in a mac terminal window to find the Nikon files that had been rotated:

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exiftool -a -u -g1 *.nef | grep -in orient
Which gave the following output:
27:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
290:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
553:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
816:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
1079:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
1342:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
1605:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
1868:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
2131:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
2394:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
2657:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
2920:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
3183:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
3446:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
3709:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
3972:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
4235:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
4498:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
4761:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
5024:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
5287:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
5550:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
5813:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
6076:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
6339:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
6602:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
6865:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
7128:Orientation : Rotate 90 CW
7391:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
7654:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
7917:Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
I turned off rotation in my menu on the camera and now all images are rotated the same.

Thanks again for the pointers!

-Kevin

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Re: Rotated images in Helicon Focus probably from Helicon Remote

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 26.06.2018 19:40

Thanks for the instructions and for sharing your findings!

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