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Old Oct 9, 2010, 6:48 PM   #1
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I was thinking there was such a thing as "free" software that would enable me to see, on the computer, what setting I used (Canon S90) when I took the photo. Am I dreaming? While taking trial photos, it's so hard to remember what setting I was using as I did the trials.
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There's PhotoME.
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Cool. downloaded it, trying it. Right that you can only bring in one photo at a time (Open File)--can't bring in a whole folder of photos? Right?
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Also, really showing my ignorance here, is there a way I can tell from the stats I get on this software, whether or not I zoomed?
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The focal length should tell you that.
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picasa is another free program that gives exif data and a histogram. As this is a canon you should have zoombrowser exec which comes with the camera and shows exif data
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Oh, my, see I admitted to my ignorance up front! I have only had the Canon S90 for a couple of months, I have the zoombrowser in a folder on my computer but did not have a clue what it was for. I thought it was another photo editing software, of which I have about six already, so I hadn't even looked at it. I thank you all for your answers and your patience. Could I impose myself with another question regarding zooming--does it make sense that it SEEMS to me that, with the camera set on Auto, and having the subject fill the lens in both cases, I get a better picture if I stand back and use the zoom, than I do if I walk up to the subject. Does this make any sense, or does the question need to be clarified?
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Probably, what you are seeing is the difference in the relative Depth of Field between the longer and shorter focal lengths. Anything in the background is going to be more blurred at the longer focal length (higher zoom), and your subject will stand out more.

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