I have two issues that I think cause a quirky issue in my photo library.
First off, about 8-9 years ago, my iPhoto (at the time) library was corrupt. I restored the library from a backup, but a number of the photos were flipped upside down. If you’d like to hear a story just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called – I digress…
I had chalked up these “upside down” photos to whatever went wrong in my library. That said, I’m also left-handed, so my landscape shots often involve me turning the phone clockwise, not counter clockwise. I could be wrong, but I think that also results in some upside down photos.
Anyway, point is - as I scroll through my photo library and as they appear in the “memories” widget, I’d say approximately 2% of the images are upside down. I haven’t paid much attention to it over the years, aside from fixing the photos when I have the time and inclination.
My question to the MPU braintrust though – is there some utility I could use that would scan through my library and say “oh, these 1,300 photos are upside down, want me to correct them all”, so I can be done with the issue once and for all?
I suspect the issue will be how does the Mac know what “right side up” is if I took the photo with a weird orientation. I’m just getting tired of seeing periodic flashes of upside down photos in my memories and such so I’d love a way to “batch” a fix for all of them.