Get your photo files right

Ever had the problem of pictures taken in portrait showing up in landscape in emails, on your blog or on your mobile device? JPEG Autorotate is the solution. It’s quick, it’s simple, it’s (mostly) free.

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JPEG Autorotate adds menu items to Windows File Explorer for folders and photo files (.jpg, .jpeg). Just right click your photos or folders, and go:

You can effortlessly rotate, with no quality loss:

  • single images,
  • all images in a folder and its subfolders

according to the EXIF orientation metadata (stored in photos by most digital cameras). This means they will permanently appear the way they were originally intended, the right way up.

Hallelujah! Wish I’d found this a few months ago when I sorted through 2000 vacation photos. Never again!


Photos from most phones & cameras already contain the info needed to rotate photos the right way up. This little app automatically makes sure your photos show up correctly everywhere. No need to do this by hand anymore.

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bless your dear, sweet little website for offering me the means by which i may now autorotate with glee! thank you for saving me fingers! <3 <3 <3 ^_^

melissa 🙂

Excellent piece of software! Sometimes the simple things take a long time to do and rotating dozens of pictures is one of them… Thank you very much from Portugal!


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9 thoughts on “Get your photo files right

  1. Just tested this program on pictures I took in Asheville, NC. Did one hell of a job rotating the pictures.

  2. Hi, i have installed the programm on win7 and then i tried to start (exe and bat too) but nothing happend.
    There ist no gui as described – whats going wrong?

    1. Hi Otto!
      You’ll need to right click on a folder or a jpeg file in Windows explorer. There should be an option to trigger rotating there “Autorotate all JPEGs in folder” or “Autorotate”. Does that help?

      There is also a beta GUI version. If you’d like to try it out, please contact me at . Thanks!

  3. I’ve been trying to solve this problem for years. The Windows picture import used to rotate the pictures and then it stopped working and I could never solve it. Hours spent manually rotating pictures after importing them to Windows. Finally, something that is quick and it works!! Thank you so much.

  4. Hello,
    I got a new PC recently and copied over my photos and images from my Windows 7 PC only to find some of them have automatically rotated – presumably undoing the rotation of the camera/phone when they were taken, even though that means they are now incorrectly orientated. I can see the Orientation info on those that have rotated is 270 and the ones that haven’t is Normal, so I thought JPEG Autorotate would return the 270 files to how they should be but when I run the ‘Autorotate’ process all it does is change the Orientation setting to Normal, the photos themselves are still the wrong way up. I am doing something wrong here? Or perhaps I’ve misunderstood what the software does? I’d appreciate your advice, thank you.

      1. Hi Olli, I don’t think this can be it as I didn’t use the import functionality, I just copied my picture folder onto a removable HD drive and then onto the Windows 10 PC. Interesting thing is most of the problem ones are pics sent to me from someone’s phone and I’ve edited and in some cases rotated to the correct way up, then after copying they’re rotated incorrectly – I haven’t checked but it might be to the original way they were taken or even taking into account how the phone was rotated to take the photo in the first place. It’s very odd! Anyway I’m gradually getting them sorted now, thanks.

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