Rotate Images

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CodedColor provides lossless rotation for JPEG images.


You can rotate and/or flip images from the


Explorer or Organizer windows
Image Editor
Screenshow mode (Using the popup menu or the shortcut keys)


To rotate a picture use CTRL+R (rotate right) or CTRL+L (rotate left) shortcuts or the corresponding entry in the Edit menu.

Use the Rotate Images dialog, if you need to rotate your images by other than 90° or want to flip them.

Note: You can only rotate pictures in the explorer mode, that have an editable format. Kodak PCD images for instance cannot be rotated.  If you want to rotate these pictures, you should open them in the image editor and save them in an alternative format such as JPEG.


Automatic horizon alignment


Usually, images need to be rotated by 90° in either way, depending on the alignment of the camera when taking the picture. (Some cameras write this information into the EXIF Orientation field, but this is not reliable, thus obstructing any software automatism).


In most other cases, the picture needs to be straightened only slightly along a horizontal line, like the horizon. CodedColor offers a very intuitive tool for this: in the Rotate dialog, just click onto the image preview and draw a line along the horizon. You can move this line by clicking and dragging the red edges. Then enable the Crop option and presse OK. The image will be justified along the line, and a best fit crop frame is positionend in the image. You can change the frame size and position, and then press the Crop button in order to finally cut the image.


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Step1: draw horizon line

Step2: suggested crop frame


icon_tip Important


As long as an edited image is not stored as JPG in the Editor (it's then considered a BMP), a Left/Right Rotation will not be lossless and can lead to unwanted artefacts. Always save an edited images as JPG file, before you do a Left/Right rotation.


icon_tipRelated topics


Image Editor
Glossary: Lossless rotation
Supported File Types





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