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Old Jun 4, 2007, 2:45 PM   #1
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..........can see the exposure info on a digital picture.

My girl friend always blames the camera for soft images in low light. I tell her slow shutter speeds hand held tends to over ride auto exposure.



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There are links to several EXIF viewers in Steve's software links http://www.steves-digicams.com/digsoftware.htmlbut I use IrfanView which is also my general purpose viewer/editor. Steve also links to IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/
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..........can see the exposure info on a digital picture.
I use Irfanview as well, but also 'Exifer', from http://www.exifer.friedemann.info/. You'll probably find various places to download it if you search.

You can set it to display only the bits of information you really wish to see. Also it has a most valuable comparison feature, where you can select two thumbnails from a set of images, and display only the fields that are the same, or that are different between the images. This is most valuable when experimenting with camera settings.

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Thanks Alan and a.c. smith but you are flooding my shallow mental pool.:?

I think I was told that a free program exists that when I am looking at a file of photos on my desk top I need only pass or hold down the cursur and the exposure info would show just as the image size and jp and title are in a small box .

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Actually if you right click on the .jpg file, select Properties from the pop-up menu and the click the Summary tab it will show most of the EXIF data. It will show the exposure data, meter mode and camera mode. Built right into XP.
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select Properties from the pop-up menu and the click the Summary tab it will show most of the EXIF data......... Built right into XP.
Well, you live & learn! Thanks! I couldn't understand how I'd missed it in XP, because I've looked at 'Properties' | 'Summary' and dismissed it as text fields I'd have to fill in. You have to click its 'Advanced...' button as well to get the EXIF data.

Being a simple soul, I'd never done that. But you only have to do that the first time! Then the EXIF pops up by default in the summary, and you have to toggle back to '<< Simple', to see the text fields, if you ever wanted to.

While we're here, do you know what's the difference between the 'shutter speed' and 'exposure time' EXIF fields? I'd guess one is what was displayed and the other is what it thinks it actually did.

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If you're running Windows, I'd look at the free Opanda IExif, too. You can right click on an image from Windows Explorer and you'll see a new menu choice to view EXIF after you install it.

You can also do the same thing from within Internet Explorer for online images, and they have a Firefox version you can install, too (install the main version first, then install the program to add functionality to Firefox).

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

It's what I use when I'm running in Windows, since it allows me to quickly check the EXIF of images in forum posts, online albums, etc., as well as images on my hard drive .

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. You have to click its 'Advanced...' button as well to get the EXIF data.

Being a simple soul, I'd never done that. But you only have to do that the first time! Then the EXIF pops up by default in the summary, and you have to toggle back to '<< Simple', to see the text fields, if you ever wanted to.

While we're here, do you know what's the difference between the 'shutter speed' and 'exposure time' EXIF fields? I'd guess one is what was displayed and the other is what it thinks it actually did.

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I missed the Advanced button because I've set "Advanced" as my default view. The text file you refer to is named IPTC.

You are essentially correct on the data fields in Kodak's EXIF data, Shutter Speed and Lens Aperture show what the camera did while Exposure Time and F-Number are the display values. Manufacturer's have a lot of leeway in what information is displayed and how it's defined so expect variation across different brands.


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Bill,I use opanda and like it real well,It's free.I like it because I can also use it with online pictures to see what settings others have used .

I would reccomend it

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Bill,I use opanda and like it real well,It's free.I like it because I can also use it with online pictures to see what settings others have used .

I would reccomend it

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I agree as well and does a good job and the web browser Opera has it built in as well, just a good ole right click on the image....
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