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Old Aug 20, 2007, 7:39 PM   #1
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How can I view the exif data on the images posted on these forums?
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Old Aug 20, 2007, 9:07 PM   #2
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Mark1616turned me on to Opanda IExif (See http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html). I'm sure there are others (I think Microsoft even has one now.), but this one works well for me.
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 6:17 PM   #3
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I use Irfanview with the optional free plug-in

Here's the sort of information it provides:

Make - CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
Model - EX-V7
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - Adobe Photoshop 7.0
DateTime - 2007:08:13 20:58:30
YCbCrPositioning - Centered
ExifOffset - 284
ExposureTime - 1/250 seconds
FNumber - 6.50
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 64
ExifVersion - 0221
DateTimeOriginal - 2007:08:12 16:10:30
DateTimeDigitized - 2007:08:12 16:10:30
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4.98 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 3.36
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash -
FocalLength - 44.10 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 800
ExifImageHeight - 600
FileSource - Other
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00/0.00 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 266 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal

Thumbnail: -
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 842
JpegIFByteCount - 5308

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Old Aug 22, 2007, 8:09 PM   #4
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I have loaded infranview and all the plugins. Now how do I get to see the exif data for images on this forum? I guess I need a step by step.
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Download the picture of interest. Open the picture with IrfanView, click on Image on the Menu, click on Information on the drop-down menu, click on the EXIF button on the bottom of the information window. If the button is not present the EXIF data has been stripped.

To read without downloading follow TCav's recommendation.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 9:12 AM   #6
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With Opanda IExif (See http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html ) installed, you position the mouse pointer on an image, and click the right mouse button. From the context menu that appears select the command "View Exif/GPS/IPTC info". A new window will appear that contains the EXIF data.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 5:08 PM   #7
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Thanks to both of you for replying. I currently have both methods installed. They both work. Looking at the images on these forums I get a lot of "this image does not support exif data". Is this normal?
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 9:46 PM   #8
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When a image is posted on this site (and if it hasn't had the EXIF data stripped away by an image editing application) the EXIF data will show up.

But because the file size of an image posted to these forumsis limited (250400 bytes), a lot of people post their photos elsewhere (i.e.: smugmug.com, flickr.com, etc.) and include links to their images in their posts here. When they do that, you can't get the EXIF data with IExif.
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 2:21 PM   #9
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OK. Thanks for all the help. I was curious about exif data, but since I have been able to see it on some images it is mostly nice to know stuff. But anyway, Now I know.
Your help has been appreciated.
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The EXIF data is also very helpfull for diagnostics.
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