Lossless Rotation of JPEGs

Found a very interesting tool to do lossless rotation and EXIF editing of JPEG files. Checkout jpegtran. This version is apparently a patched version of the JPEG software from IJG.

jpegtran -copy all -rotate 90 1.jpg

There is also a related tool, jhead, which can pull all sorts of interesting stuff out of JPEGs. This will extract a thumbnail which most cameras already embedded in photos:

jhead -st "thumbnails &i" *.jpg

And finally, another tool and script which can auto-magically rotate files based on the orientation info in the header.


June 28, 2007 5:26AM



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