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Windows 7: Software to rotate a picture ?

22 Jan 2014   #1
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Software to rotate a picture ?

I have a photo that needs to be rotated an unusual amount in order to be viewed properly in a video.

The photo is of a (genealogy) Trellis Chart of 12 generations of a family. The program (PAF Companion) that produces the chat prints the chart at an angle such that if it is printed on over-size paper the printed chart can be viewed properly when it is wall-mounted horizontally. However, while on my computer (in .pdf format) I have been unable to rotate it to the proper angle. When I use PowerPoint I can rotate it to any angle but PowerPoint automatically reduced it in size so that the print on the chart is not readable when imported to Windows Movie Maker. The other programs I have each only rotate graphics a quarter of a turn with no other options.

How can rotate that picture to any desired angle?


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22 Jan 2014   #2
pappi

 

Hi Carver....I click on Pictures in Start Menu and Windows Explorer takes me to Pictures Folder....where pictures can be rotated 360 degrees without changing sizes. I am puzzled by your inability to do the same.
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22 Jan 2014   #3
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have a option to rotate from you PDF viewer?

Jerry
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22 Jan 2014   #4
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Pappi,

Thank you for responding. How do you rotate photo in the pictures folder? What do you do? The drop-down folder that appears after right-clicking on a picture only only gives a few choices. I need to rotate them manually. Have you tried rotating a pdf file?
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22 Jan 2014   #5
Carver

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Jerry,

I do not have a pdf Viewer. I only have this pdf file because that is what the program produces.

Would a PDF Viewer allow me to rotate a picture something like 275 degrees?
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22 Jan 2014   #6
Bongo

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I think it is at 90% CW or CCW

Jerry
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22 Jan 2014   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Can you use PAF Companion to output a second PDF with the angle that you need? I understand the angle you have is to allow the image to be printed for wall mounting.

Failing that, I use GIMP. It's got plenty of tools, rotate is one of them .01 degrees or finer
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22 Jan 2014   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You could use a PDF viewer and export the image to a .jpg or .png and then use gimp Download The Gimp 2.8.10 - FileHippo.com and rotate it to any degrees.

Jerry
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22 Jan 2014   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In Window 7 go to All Programs/Accessories/Windows paint and see the below rotation button.
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There you have options of rotating.
THW


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22 Jan 2014   #10
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ummm, yeah I saw - PDF.

I've used a PAF app and the one I used printed or produced many types of output.

You have a wall chart in PDF format (I think). - that might be too large for a video

There are a couple of oprtions.
check your app and see if you can produce the same chart in an image out file (png, jpg, gif, tif)
barring that you could try grabbing a screen shot of the tree as viewed in the application window.

My family tree ran off the edges of the screen, so maybe a few screen shots to put in your video.

Great Grand parents -> grand parents
Grand parents -> parents
parents -> your generation
your generation -> children & grand children.

Give it some thought.

edit: this tutorial is really geared towards Sevenforums, but it is useful to know how to grab screen shots for anything. Don't worry about the posting parts, just the grab parts.
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