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JPEG Lossless Rotator

By Anny Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 30, 2009

Digital camera owners typically use image-editing software to rotate their JPEGs for proper display. Unfortunately, many image editors are "lossy," which means they decode and recode JPEG files as they are rotated, with a slight but inevitable loss of image quality. JPEG Lossless Rotator is a small, simple, yet effective bit of freeware that will rotate your JPEGs without decoding them, preserving the image quality, or, if the image can't be rotated without losing some pixels, it will ask you if you still want to rotate the image and tell you what it costs in pixels. JPEG Lossless Rotator uses a special block transformation to enable lossless image rotation. It also performs batch rotations and displays EXIF data.

JPEG Lossless Rotator is small and very easy to use, as is befitting a program designed to do pretty much one thing very well. The interface is clean and sparse, with a few basic icons and search and browse features. Selecting a folder generates thumbnails in the main window. You simply highlight a thumbnail and either right-click to display your image rotation options or use the controls on the toolbar to rotate your image right, left, or 180 degrees.

JPEG Lossless Rotator is a worthy bit of freeware and a sure keeper if you take a lot of digital pictures and care about the quality of the images you capture and save. The maker recommends testing the program out on a few unneeded files first, since apparently there are a few camera models that aren't compatible with it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.1

Version 9.1 added "Reset EXIF Orientation to Normal" function.

General

Release March 27, 2013
Date Added March 27, 2013
Version 9.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 24,333
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

JPEG Lossless Rotator is free and handy tool for rotating digital photos and JPEG images without quality losses. In addition to preserving the quality of pictures, JPEG Lossless Rotator offers a neat and simple interface for viewing images and shell integration for quick mouse-click rotations. JPEG Lossless Rotator is very easy to use even for unexperienced computer users. Also features batch and automatic rotation, image flipping, renaming and deletion of files, digital photos EXIF-data displaying, command line, multilingual interface and portable version. In addition, according to iPhone users and the Apple Support Communities (discussions.apple.com), JPEG Lossless Rotator fixes the problem of locked iPhone 4 and 4S photos in Windows 7 Photo Viewer. Visit annystudio.com to download FREE JPEG Lossless Rotator.