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    Another "new user" question.

    I am looking/reading through the "night shots" thread.

    I am doing some of those just now, but......

    Below each picture is the text data telling you the settings.

    I am using XP and know a bit about all the "extra data" stuff, but until now it has mostly to do with music/songs.

    Where/how do I extract this data so I can see what has gone on with the piccies when I am back at home looking at them?

    Does the program come standard, or is it just a simple windoze setting to see the data?
    Ofcourse extracting it and saving it to (maybe) a text file of the same name would be even nicer. But I don't know if I am dreaming expecting that or not.


    Bye for now.

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    No,. you need it install an EXIF add-on to your browser, so if you are using firefox try going to the TOOLS menu in firefox, click Add-Ons and then click Get Add-ons and search for EXIF. Once installed right-click a photo to view EXIF, if it exists. I note you talk about viewing it at home later. Downloading copies of any photo taken by another member of this site, without their specific permission, is a copyright breach. So please just right click the photos and view the EXIF online.

    Note that not all photos will contain EXIF, it is up to each member if they include the EXIF with any photo they upload to Ausphotography.
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    Thanks.

    But I shall now ask: Why the "Browser"? (Yes I use Firefox).

    I don't use FF to browse my computer/pictures. I use the "standard" thing windoze supplies - what ever that is called.

    But shall get the add-on now.
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    Rick,

    I think I didn't word the question correctly.

    I want to see that info on MY pictures. Not the ones on the net/web.

    That way I can keep a log of the settings.

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    This might help, Once the Photos are in your computer(On XP) and as a JPEG File, Highlight the Image and then right click on it , Go to Properties and then Summary/ Advanced , All the Exif Data will be there for your records
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    Ok, that works.

    Though it is "strange" that the copyright info - which I enter on the camera - is not shown in that window.



    Now I am wondering if anyone here has written a file which can actually extract that Exif info and make a file of the same name so when I want to look at a piccie, instead of needing to RMB/Properties/Summary/advanced to see the info.

    Or knows where there is such a beast.

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    The other option of course is image processing software - Lightroom, Nikon's free View NX among others are big on viewing and manipulating exif data. Are you using any such programs? And what type of camera are you shooting? (to determine what if any software came free with it).

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    Just download Kuso exif viewer, it will do all that and display more data on any photo on your machine.
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    Well it is weird you mention Nikon. I have one of their "happy snap" cameras, so I may have that program there.

    I have a Canon 550D. I have some of their programs installed, and some of the Nikon ones too.

    Thanks for pointing out the Nikon program.

    I shall look for it but as the Nikon is a "happy snap" camera rather than an SLR, I don't know if I will have it.

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    http://www.photo-freeware.net/downlo...eng.php?id=854

    404 - not found.
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    Drats.

    Went off and looked but the only program which I can find which came with the Nikon camera which is installed is Arcsoft's Panorama maker.

    There is no Nikon directory in Program Files.

    And being a "happy snap" camera it may not have the program anyway.

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    You can download Nikon's ViewNX2 software from the Nikon site, it's free. It will allow you to view and do basic editing of photos, also show all the Exif data.
    http://imaging.nikon.com/products/im...tware/viewnx2/
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    Thanks.

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    Nice itp on that Firefox EXIF add-on. For pics local on the computer, I've always used "irfanview" which is a freebie. To view EXIF you'll still just need to install plugins, but it's a great easy program for doing some basic editing like resizing, rotating, format conversion etc.

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    G'day MrFelix

    I presume that the Bill Gates EXIF offerings are inadequate for your purposes ...
    if you're not sure how to get them > in Windows Explorer where you see lots of thumbnail images > right click on a thumbnail image >left click "Properties" > left click "Details"

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    Just to clarify, I have found a program which does what I want and probably a bit more.

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    Is the program you've just found a secret?
    This is a forum, and probably heaps of members have been quietly searching for something to help you out, so please share with us.

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    No sorry. I was sure I posted the link and instructions.

    I don't have the name handy just now. Using my phone for this reply.

    Shall get it next time I am at home and post details.

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    Here is what it is


    WRT the EXIF data, the program is called EXIF tool.
    http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/exiftool/f...board,7.0.html

    get the GUI.
    http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

    Then get the executable.


    If you want to use the GUI, rename the executable and rename it without the (-k) in the name.

    Put the GUI program and the exe in the same directory.


    Run the GUI and selecte the desired files.

    Then in the menu (top line) exprt/import, export metadata, text files.

    Every image will get a .txt file created with all the data.
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    Hi MrFelix!
    With the Canon cameras I would have thought that Digital Photo Professional was one of the software programs that came with them - if you have it installed then fire it up, browse to your photo folders, and then either a) just right click and select info on the photo thumbnail or b) double click on the photo thumbnail (which opens the photo up for editing) and then right click the photo and select Info.
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