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Old Jun 21, 2011, 1:07 PM   #1
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How do I view the EXIF information of a photo that is posted here on Steve's?

I know how to find MY exif info on my photos that I take. But what software and what steps do I need to take in order to view EXIF information of photos posted here?

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 1:32 PM   #2
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If you use Firefox, try EXIF Viewer by Alan Raskin. Get it here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...n/exif-viewer/

It's cross platform. So, it will work as a Firefox extension under Windows, OS X or Linux.

If you're using Windows, I'd also install PhotoME (and it will run under Wine in linux, too). Get it here (and personally, I just use the beta version, which is the first download link):

http://www.photome.de/download_en.html

PhotoME will work as a stand alone applicaton. But, after you install PhotoME, you can also install a Firefox extension that lets you load it from within Firefox after you right click on an image. Get that extension for it here:

http://www.photome.de/firefox_en.html
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 1:44 PM   #3
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If you use Windows, you might like the Opanda free exif viewer, downloadable here: http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/download.htm Once you install it, just right-click on a photo and you will see the option to view EXIF using Opanda. Select that, and if the image has EXIF data, it will be displayed for you. The free version only works with JPEG files, but that is all I have felt the need for. FWIW
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Another good one to have handy is ExifTool by Phil Harvey. It's not a browser plugin, but it's a really nice tool for seeing a lot of metadata in images.

http://owl.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

You can also find a GUI front end for it:

http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/

Most image viewers and editors also let you see an image's EXIF info. Some will do better than others at interpreting the proprietary maker notes metadata.

BTW, sometimes you'll find that the EXIF info has been stripped of an image. For example, if you use "Save for Web" versus "Save As" with Adobe Photoshop, it strips out the EXIF info.

Also, if a forum member attaches an image to a post here and it's size exceeds the maximum sizes allowed for dimensions in pixels or file size, our forums software will strip out the EXIF information and and recompress the image (which usually degrades image quality).

You'll see the maximum allowed sizes when you use the Manage Attachments feature to add an image to a post (paperclip icon). They're listed right by the browse buttons you'll see when attaching an image to a post here.

The max file size allowed is 260,000 bytes (263KB), and the longest side should be no longer than 1024 pixels.

If the image exceeds those sizes, the EXIF is stripped out by the forums software (so it's a good idea to resize them yourself to keep them within the allowed sizes ).
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 2:02 PM   #5
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I downloaded and installed Opanda. It works when I open up one of my own photos on my computer. But how do I use it to view the EXIF info on a photo that I'm looking at on Steve's Digicams website?

If I right click on a steves digicams photo, I see a bazillion options, but I can't find EXIF. Any hints?
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Opanda iEXIF used to give you a way to use it under IE (Internet Explorer). But, I never use IE so I don't know if it still works with newer versions of it or not.

They also have a Firefox extension. It's here:

http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/iexif_firefox.html

Years ago, it used to work if you installed the main Opanda product first. Then, installed the Firefox extension.

But, Firefox started giving you a security warning about it some time back and prevented you from installing it in newer (>3.0.x) versions of Firefox. I never did figure out why Mozilla did that (added a security warning to Firefox about it, and I've seen others here report the same problem).

So, I no longer use it due to issues with Firefox.
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That's Phil Harvey.

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That was a brain fart (and I've made the same mistake before without realizing I'd typed it wrong until later).

I've corrected my original post.

My apologies.
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That was a brain fart (and I've made the same mistake before without realizing I'd typed it wrong until later).

I've corrected my original post.

My apologies.
Thanks for the correction. No need to apologize, it happens to the best of us. Sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own too.

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PhotoME will work as a stand alone applicaton. But, after you install PhotoME, you can also install a Firefox extension that lets you load it from within Firefox after you right click on an image. Get that extension for it here:

http://www.photome.de/firefox_en.html
I just updated Firefox to v 5,, and got message saying the photome extension is no longer compatible, and there isn't an update yet.

Edit: A day later, and the PhotoME extension is updated and working with FF 5. Fast response.

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