WP_Image_Editor_Imagick::maybe_exif_rotate()publicWP 5.3.0

Check if a JPEG image has EXIF Orientation tag and rotate it if needed.

As ImageMagick copies the EXIF data to the flipped/rotated image, proceed only if EXIF Orientation can be reset afterwards.

Method of the class: WP_Image_Editor_Imagick{}

No Hooks.


true|false|WP_Error. True if the image was rotated. False if no EXIF data or if the image doesn't need rotation. WP_Error if error while rotating.


$WP_Image_Editor_Imagick = new WP_Image_Editor_Imagick();


Since 5.3.0 Introduced.

WP_Image_Editor_Imagick::maybe_exif_rotate() code WP 6.5.2

public function maybe_exif_rotate() {
	if ( is_callable( array( $this->image, 'setImageOrientation' ) ) && defined( 'Imagick::ORIENTATION_TOPLEFT' ) ) {
		return parent::maybe_exif_rotate();
	} else {
		return new WP_Error( 'write_exif_error', __( 'The image cannot be rotated because the embedded meta data cannot be updated.' ) );