Exif Viewers for photographers

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  • #6112
    Ezra Morley
    Moderator

    Have you been wondering how I know what camera you use, or what settings the pictures were taken with? All of this information is stored in your picture, in a format known as Exif data. All you have to do is have a program that can view it. There are many programs that will let you view the Exif data from a photo, but to do that, you must have the photo already on your hard-drive. I don’t want to have to download every picture from this forum just so I can see the Exif data, so I use a plugin for my browser. This plugin for Firefox allows you to view the Exif data straight from your browser, eliminating the need for downloading it, then viewing it from your hard-drive. Once you install it, you just have to right click the on the picture and select “View Image Exif Data” from the list of options.

    There is an excellent article at photographylife.com on the subject.

    #6514
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    This is so cool! I had just been downloading the pictures onto my computer and then viewing the metadata from there. Is there a plugin for Chrome?

    #6786
    Ezra Morley
    Moderator

    Hey James, looks like there are more than one for Chrome, you just need to be careful to find a legitimate one. There was a huge security concern lately on browser plugins, so it could pay to be selective on what you allow. That said, I found one that looks pretty good, I don’t have Chrome, so I couldn’t test it, but you can try it and let me know what you think about it.

    Here is the link to the plugin.

    #6883
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Thanks so much!

    And welcome back to the States! Good to see you back. Will let you rest up, catch up, and tell us all about what God did on the African mission field before being too inquisitive concerning any picture you were able to take. Looking forward to your reports!

    #7767
    Ezra Morley
    Moderator

    Hey, on the topic of Exif Viewers, I found another one which is better, at least in some regards.

    It was made by Jeffrey Friedl who has authored numerous Lightroom plugins. He made this online Exif Viewer because he couldn’t find one with all the features he was looking for.

    I like this one because it can show the histogram from the photo, as well as a full sized preview without having to go to another page. Anyway, just wanted to let you all know about that!

    Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer

    #7803
    tjons
    Participant

    I use that one all the time.

    #7822
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    It’s almost scary how much info you can extract from a photo.

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