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Old Jul 5, 2002, 1:55 PM   #1
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does anyone know of a program that can give you specs/details/info about an image that you took with a digital camera?

i know in windows xp, they will display info about it when you have your mouse cursor over it. with pbase.com, when you upload your photo there and view it, it will display some simple information about the image.

i just want to know things about the image like settings i've used, which camera the picture came from, etc.

any ideas? thankyou!
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Old Jul 8, 2002, 12:14 PM   #2
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Look for a program that can read the EXIF information (if your camera stores it with the image). For example, Irfanview (clumsy but free, at irfanview.com or download.com) will give you this:

ImageDescription -
Make - SONY
Orientation - 1 (top left)
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - 2 (inch)
DateTime - 2002:06:28 15:01:58
YCbCrPositioning - 2 (datum point)
ExifOffset - 218
ExposureTime - 0.0020 seconds
FNumber - 10.0000
ExposureProgram - 2 (program normal)
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ExifVersion - 210
DateTimeOriginal - 2002:06:28 15:01:58
DateTimeDigitized - 2002:06:28 15:01:58
ComponentsConfiguration - 1 2 3 (YCbCr)
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 2 (average)
ExposureBiasValue - 0.0000
MaxApertureValue - 3.8750
MeteringMode - 2 (center weighted average)
LightSource - 0 (auto)
Flash - 0 (no flash)
FocalLength - 6.4000 mm
FlashPixVersion - 100
ColorSpace - 1 (sRGB)
ExifImageWidth - 1280
ExifImageHeight - 960
InteroperabilityOffset - 642
FileSource - 3 (digital still camera)
SceneType - 1 (directly photographed)
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Old Nov 13, 2002, 7:34 AM   #3
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Take a look at Irfranview, have been using it in a digital operation with over 200 images a day and it works as good as anything out there! :P
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Old May 29, 2003, 9:57 AM   #4
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Hi there,

Zoner Media Explorer 5 CLASSIC (from the company where I work) can display EXIF info (as well as a number of other EXIF tricks), and is free.
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Old May 29, 2003, 1:47 PM   #5
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There are several generic EXIF veiwers/readers, but you would do well to ask in the forum for you specific camera. Every manufacturer seems to do things a bit differently so you get the most information from one designed for your camera.

If you don't have IrfanView, you should get it for more than just the EXIF aspect. It is a very good set of photo utilities - many work in batch mode.
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Old May 30, 2003, 11:52 AM   #6
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Actually, to state the matter precisely, the trouble with camera-specific information is not EXIF (which is, in fact, standardized), but rather with what's called the MakerNote. Every camera, more or less, has its own format for the MakerNote, and indeed, for the moment, one's only hope is to look for tools from the manufacturer.

Zoner (and I'm sure the other browser developers as well) is working on support for MakerNotes of all of the major camera types - trying to have it for EVERY type is of course a hopeless task, but a day should come soon when there will be browsers, etc. support that support enough types of MakerNotes that most camera users will be able to display them for pictures from their cameras.

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Old May 30, 2003, 4:23 PM   #7
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Here is a list with EXIF viewers:

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Old Jun 29, 2006, 10:57 PM   #8
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Hi. You may also try cPicture and FastStone image viewer. On both you have access to EXIF information (cPicture actually display more information about the image file than my camera software). Both are highly customizable, powerful, fast and perform JPEG lossless cropping and rotation. Best off all, they are both free.

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Old Sep 7, 2008, 1:10 AM   #9
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Have you tried free XNVIEW? It shows images, EXIF files and even RAW.

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