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Old Jun 9, 2010, 7:36 AM   #31
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TCav,
I would very much like to know how you managed to look at the info about these pics.
I have no idea how to do it.
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There are a number of different ways to examine the EXIF data in an image, but the one I use is a brwoser plug-in called IExif by Opanda Studio.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 10:04 AM   #33
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TCav,
So I save the image into"my pictures" then use opanda to view the Exif??
Is that correct?
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You can "right click" on an image from within a browser and select a menu choice to view the EXIF (you don't need to save the photos to your hard drive first).

With Opanda's iExif, you'd need to install the main program first (which allows it to work from within Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer). Then, install the Firefox extension if you want to use it from within Firefox, too.

Main iExif program:
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

Firefox extension for it:
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/iexif_firefox.htm

Other options for Firefox:

EXIF Viewer by Alan Raskin:
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3905/

FxIF:
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5673/

Here's a more full featured EXIF viewer compared to most:
http://www.photome.de/

If you want to access it from within a Firefox, use this extension after you install the main program:

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

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Hi Jim,
Ive already got Opanda but when I open it I can only access thing from "my pics" etc.
When I tried to install the extension you suggested Firefox wouldnt allow it even though I clicked allow.( apparently it didnt trust the updates)
With the Photo me, I'm confused as to what version to download as they are showing many.
I use Internet Ex and Firefox to access this site, although my S.Ds desktop shortcut is via firefox.
It's annoying being such a Web thicket.
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Hi, I'm finding your comments very interesting. I purchased the D5000 and looking at attached photos are very alike to what my D5000 take. I have been shooting in raw auto and P thinking the pics would come out better quality and sharper but find I have to edit them with software to improve the pics. I did put a thread on titled D5000 poor picture quality and recieved good advice from the forum. I'm pretty sure now my problem is down to operator error and perhaps the only way I can learn/improve is to fork out to go on a beginers DSLR photographic course.

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..When I tried to install the extension you suggested Firefox wouldnt allow it even though I clicked allow.( apparently it didnt trust the updates)
Yea... I've seen that before with that extension and newer versions of Firefox. Apparently, it has a security issue of some type and Firefox won't let it work.

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With the Photo me, I'm confused as to what version to download as they are showing many.
I use the latest beta (top download link on this page):

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

After it's installed, it can also update itself (support for makernotes in newer cameras, etc.)

Then, install this extension and you'll get a menu choice to open it from within Firefox:

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

Note that it's slower than the others. But, it gives you more info than most, too.

I keep Exif Viewer by Alan Raskin installed, too.

http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3905/

You can have more than one Exif Viewer, as they'll each have different menu choices for using them.
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Hi, I'm finding your comments very interesting. I purchased the D5000 and looking at attached photos are very alike to what my D5000 take. I have been shooting in raw auto and P thinking the pics would come out better quality and sharper but find I have to edit them with software to improve the pics. I did put a thread on titled D5000 poor picture quality and recieved good advice from the forum. I'm pretty sure now my problem is down to operator error and perhaps the only way I can learn/improve is to fork out to go on a beginers DSLR photographic course.

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I'm no expert but I do know if you make any changes to contrast or vividness they will be cancelled out if you have D Lighting enabled.I have my in camera sharpness pumped up a bit but I usually have to go into levels and give my pics a very slight tweak.Of course you can disable D/Lighting and pump everything up. If I printed straight out of the camera thats what I would do.
Here are a couple of shots of the Vatican from a bridge over the Tiber. Nothing exciting but it shows you how much I post adjust a quickly taken photo.
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I forgot to mention the the Vatican is about three quarters of a mile away and I was shooting in between crowds like you wouldn't believe. Any lack of sharpness is due somewhat to heat haze as it was very hot.
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Old Jun 9, 2010, 1:42 PM   #40
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Jim C,
Brilliant I've done it Yeeha!.
For someone who was born in the steam age and who had a Crystal Set radio not bad, with your help of course.
One more question Jim,when I go into my pictures and right click on a photo it comes up with an option to view exif through Opanda not Photo me.
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