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Old Mar 16, 2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Do DSLRs (specifically Canon Rebel XT) store metadata within the picture with various information about the shot (image date, aperture, shutter speed, etc.)? If so, how can I access this data (once the pictures are on my computer)?

When I'm testing out different configurations I am hoping I won't have to remember the configurations for each shot when I'm looking at them on my computer later.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 2:58 PM   #2
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Irfanview is a good freeware image viewer/editor that allows you to see EXIF information.

1. From the Image menu, select Information.
2. From the Information box, select the EXIF Info box

It's also a good idea to set the program to save the EXIF info even after you edit and rename the file.

If you don't have it, the program is available from:


http://www.irfanview.com
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 3:20 PM   #3
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I think pretty much every digital camera now available records EXIF data, which includes date/time, SS AV, flash, plus a lot more.

Metadata, generally involves user input as to keywords, author info, copyright, etc. And yes, I'm pretty sure the XT does this.

If using Windows XP, right click on the image inexplorerand look under file properties - advanced. There are also a number of viewers whcih provide a button or show EXIF with the thumbnail.

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Old Mar 16, 2006, 4:41 PM   #4
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Irfanview also lets the user enter metadata.
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Old Mar 16, 2006, 4:58 PM   #5
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Several programs, likely including software that comes with the camera, will do that. If you do a search, look for "EXIF" since that is what the metadata included with the image is most often called.
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