You'd also have to change Layer Boundary Size. Just go to Layer and the option 
is near the bottom. That'll fix the image getting cropped.

~ Kasim
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On Jan 9, 2012, at 4:10 PM, "Ronald F. Guilmette" <> 

> What is the proper way, using gimp, to correct the orientation of an
> image?
> For example, I just took a shot with one of my cameras where I was
> holding the camera in a vertical (portrait) orientation.  But when I
> transfer the .JPG to my PeeCee and view it with gimp (or ImageMagick)
> it is laying over on its sid, in landscape orientation.
> To fix this, should I be using Tools->Transform Tools->Rotate or is
> there a better way?  (Actually, I did try doing it that way using
> gimp, and the results were distinctly unacceptable... some parts of
> the image got cropped out, and some new transparent parts were added.
> Bummer.  This is not at all what I had in mind.)
> Regards,
> rfg
> P.S.  Before asking here, I did try googling around for gimp and
> "orientation" and/or gimp and "rotate" but didn't find anything
> enlightening.  I also checked the Gimp FAQ and again came up empty.
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