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Auto rotate Capture 22

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  • Stanley L. Green

    I think the auto-rotate feature of C1, 22 is totally useless.  I intentionally took some shots that contained a "low head" dam in the images. I manually corrected the level using the dam over flow as a reference and then I hit the auto-rotate button. Depending on the photo, C1 auto-rotated the images counter-clockwise out of level by 1.8 degrees to 2.9 degrees. Not a big deal but definitely noticeable.

    I just ignore auto-rotate.

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  • warren knightly

    I’ve switched back to 21 as I can’t seem to turn it off.

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  • Stanley L. Green

    I do not understand, "I can't seem to turn it off". On my Mac, auto-rotate is not on, if I want to use it (which I don't), I have to press the icon.

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  • warren knightly

    It seem’s to correct all the time.My camera is level on a tripod product static and every shot correct’s by a few degree’s.I’am I missing something here.

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  • Stanley L. Green

    Suggest you submit a request to tech support, because on my Mac nothing happens unless I hit the icon. 

    Please post the answer when you get a reply from tech.

     

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  • Abbott Schindler

    Warren, Auto Rotate isn't on in my machines by default. The only way I can think of to turn it on by default is to create a custom style that's automatically applied during import (although I haven't done this, so I'm not sure it really could be done).

    Regarding your camera being level: how do you know that the camera's really level? Are you relying on the camera's built-in level (which can be off a bit) or an external level? If every shot's off by the same amount, I'd take a careful look at both your camera's level and that "level" for the camera is exactly the same as "level" for the setup.

    Alternatively, if you don't need any of v22's features, you could revert to v21. I stay with 22 only because it corrected a couple of small bugs from 21 (related to the "new export workflow" debacle), and I find the pano stitching capability useful at times. Fortunately 21 and 22 catalogs seem (for me) to operate interchangeably except for preview generation. For previews, I find that 21 previews look soft in 22, so if I make sure that previews for any image I work on were created in the C1 version I'm using.

    Personally, I find Auto Rotate to be useless because of the images I make. Most of my subjects are wildlife and landscapes, and Auto Rotate almost always chooses a wrong reference point. For example, if I'm shooting a vertical tree on a sloping flat horizon, C1 chooses the horizon as "level" and the tree ends up at an angle. Another example: if I purposely shoot a tabletop scene at an angle to give perspective, and that scene includes, say, a table edge, C1 will likely choose the table edge as "level" regardless of the rest of the scene, whereas "level" is really somewhere else.

    I think that determining the correct (as in, "photographer knows what he wants") orientation is very difficult and apparently beyond C1's current capability.

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  • Tilman Lothspeich

    Warren are you talking about auto rotation? Maybe you need orientation in camera tab. Next capture you can set standard (camerainfo) or 90 or 180 or 270 degrees… Auto rotation is workin fine for events on stag or something like this…

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  • SFA

    Warren,

    Auto-rotate can be part of the Auto-Process option if one chooses to include it. Are you using Auto-Process (or its tethering equivalent)? Is it possible it has somehow been set as the default?

    It can be turned on and off within that setting as required.

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  • Christopher Roby

    Just following on this post because I was having the same problem. Under Next Capture Adjustments make sure the Auto Alignment box is NOT checked. This fixed the problem for me.

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