Debian Bug report logs - #376376
libjpeg-progs: exifautotran doesn't rotate the thumbnail

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Package: libjpeg-progs; Maintainer for libjpeg-progs is Bill Allombert <>; Source for libjpeg-progs is src:libjpeg8.

Reported by: Reuben Thomas <>

Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 12:33:05 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version libjpeg6b/6b-13

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From: Reuben Thomas <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: libjpeg-progs: exifautotran doesn't rotate the thumbnail
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 13:21:49 +0100
Package: libjpeg-progs
Version: 6b-13
Severity: normal

exifautotran doesn't rotate the thumbnail (although it doesn't claim
to). This means that intelligent programs that use the thumbnail will
show a picture inconsistent with the rotated main picture.

There's no need to fix this bug, as exiftran already performs the
correct transformation (using exiftran -ai); I suggest simply moving
exifautotran to /usr/share/doc/libjpeg-progs/. The only extra
dependency that exiftran has is on libexif12; expert users who can't
use it for some reason can always dig out exifautotran, or use the
underlying programs directly.

The reason I suggest removing exifautotran rather than just leaving it
is that it confused me because I used it thinking it worked fully and
correctly, and only later did I discover my error, having already used
it on a large number of pictures, whose thumbnails I then had to
correct using exiftran. (If it did work properly, then leaving it as
an alternative would be fine.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages libjpeg-progs depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.3.6-15   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libjpeg62                     6b-13      The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 

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