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Re: [css3-images] “image-orientation” property

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:25:58 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCLE8q7fkO07J4_3458+=k+ZkpxR3K0LnBU82b747iG5g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com> wrote:
> Could somebody share more about the estimated relevance and usefulness
> of “image-orientation” [1]?
> To me it looks like the property is trying to address an issue best
> solved by camera software (as well as photo editing software), and
> that it hence adds unnecessary complexity for little value, but I’d
> like to be proven wrong. :)

The version of the property in Images 3 isn't overly useful.  It's
included as it documents an existing feature that CSS-based printers
implemented unprefixed.

Images 4 will add a "from-image" value that respects EXIF values,
since browsers are forced to ignore EXIF by default, and this causes a
lot of images on the web to be rotated wrongly.

Received on Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:26:46 UTC

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