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Old Dec 29, 2011, 7:43 PM   #1
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I wasn't sure if we can post links to outside websites, but I came across a site today I thought everyone should know about. The site is stolencamerafinder.com

If you have a stolen camera, you can upload a picture taken from the camera and the site uses the exif data to search the web for pics showing your camera's serial number. I read an article where many people, including some police departments have recovered stolen equipment through this site and wanted to share the info with everyone.
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This sounds pretty interesting! Is there such a site? Do you have the link?
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This sounds pretty interesting! Is there such a site? Do you have the link?
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It works. I tested with the serial number of a photo posted in my flickr site and it promptly traced the photo to the flickr album. But they need you to pay and become a Pro member to find more records. So if you have lost a camera, it is really worth using this site.
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That's a very cool idea. So I guess even though PS messes up the EXIF data, the serial number remains embedded? The other question is, what do you do once you trace the photo to say...Flickr?
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Oh yes,Tuilio, now the game gets hard!
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