January 26th, 2006 • 4:09 pm
This bug was reported to me by a Betalogue reader.
When you select a picture in your iPhoto 6 library and rotate it, if you then click on the “Email” button to share it with someone else by e-mail using Mac OS X’s Mail application, iPhoto 6 does cause Mail to compose a new message with a scaled down version of the picture in the body of the message, but… the photo is not rotated.
Strangely enough, if you close that message window without saving it, return to iPhoto, and click on the “Email” button again, Mac OS X creates a new message window in Mail with the photo in the body of the message, and this time the photo has the correct orientation!
To me, it looks like it might be a synchronization issue. Since there’s no “Save” button to click on in iPhoto after changing the orientation of a picture—it doesn’t qualify as an “Edit” type of operation, I guess—I suspect that the orientation change is not actually saved by iPhoto right away. Somehow clicking on the “Email” button for the first time fails to save the new orientation, but after returning to iPhoto and clicking on the button again, the new orientation does appear to have been saved. (Subsequently the orientation is fine every time you click on the “Email” button, even after quitting and relaunching iPhoto.)
Another one to fix for iPhoto 6.0.1, I guess…