[openbeos] Re: ShowImage "Mirror" Operations

"Fredrik Ekdahl" <fekdahl@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Maybe somewhat offtopic but something I really miss in ShowImage is 
> the
> ability to do _lossless_ rotation of jpeg images. It is probably out 
> of the
> scope for ShowImage, but is still a very frequent operation among all 
> users
> of digital cameras. It's one of very few things that makes me still 
> boot up
> Windows sometimes. Doing it the way it's handled now would recompress 
> the
> image and probably throw away all EXIF tags...

Actually, ShowImage does lossless rotation, in fact, it doesn't rotate 
the image itself, but only writes an attribute. Every app that knows 
this attribute must then rotate the image for you before showing it to 
you.
A lossless rotation as in JPEG is obviously something that would need 
support in the Translation Kit; I would move that into the R2 realm.

Bye,
   Axel.


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