Bug#521461: eog: misinterprets EXIF 'Orientation' tag

Jens Kilian jjk at acm.org
Fri Mar 27 18:38:12 UTC 2009

Package: eog
Severity: normal

I'm using ImageMagick & exiftool to convert some JPGs to TIFs.
The images were taken with a digital camera (Panasonic FZ50)
which automatically records the orientation.  The resulting TIF
is not displayed correctly by eog; eog seems to interpret an
EXIF 'Orientation' tag of 'Rotate 270 CW' as 'Flip Vertically'.
Note that the Nautilus thumbnails for the converted images
are displayed correctly.

To reproduce, take a JPG with orientation 'Rotate 270 CW'.

    convert foo.jpg foo.tif
    exiftool -TagsFromFile foo.jpg foo.tif
    eog foo.jpg foo.tif

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages eog depends on:
ii  gconf2                 2.24.0-7          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.24.0-2          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libc6                  2.9-4             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.6-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.80-3            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexempi3             2.1.0-3           library to parse XMP metadata (Lib
ii  libexif12              0.6.16-2.1        library to parse EXIF files
ii  libgconf2-4            2.24.0-7          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.3-1         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.18.4-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2     2.22.3-2          Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0            2.24.1-2          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0           2.24.1-1          The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.14.7-4+b1       The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libjpeg62              6b-14             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  liblcms1               1.17.dfsg-1       Color management library
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2-1           X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                2.7.3.dfsg-1      GNOME XML library
ii  python2.5              2.5.4-1           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  shared-mime-info       0.30-2            FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages eog recommends:
ii  librsvg2-common               2.22.3-2   SAX-based renderer library for SVG

eog suggests no packages.

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