I use Irfan to display images and I wanted same feature as you.
So, because I am interested only on some of them,
I write in tab Fullscreen in options - only 97% of area of my monitor and on the bottom of Fullscreen tab in Option I set display text:
$D$F $X ¦¦ Model: $E272 ¦ $E40962 x $E40963 ¦ t: $E33434 ¦ f: $E33437 ¦ ISO: $E34855 ¦ focus: $E37386
Other possibilities are in help.
Because you will not only be looking at the exif from files, but through viewers. OPANDA Panda has a solution for both.
If you don't like it, then just ignore the post. If you actually disapprove, then you have a problem.
Woohoo! Thanks for that, Michael! That was pretty easy and worked great for me.
I'm really surprised that this feature is so uncommon. AND I'm surprised that the best solution (IMO) ended up being a hack (ok, it's a feature, but still it's relatively technical). You would think there are a lot of photographers out there that would like to see the exif data with the picture.
Thanks to all who shared! Cheers!
I think thew best free one is FSviewer I can't find anything that can beat it.
I have used these products:
IrfanView = Good product but not browser integrated and no focus points, not all the available EXIF info from different manufacturers is available. An excellent viewer but not an EXIF specialist.
ZoomBrowser = Very good for Canon products only and not browser compatible
I found a simple specialized high tech EXIF viewer that work with all programs, and camera files even to check out photos posted online by others.
Updates are frequents so any camera specific EXIFs are included.
Focus point is included.
If your EXIF contains lens specific data, it will be displayed.
Fast and very simple.
Better than Opanda? I don't know and I don't have time to compare.
Why I want to see the EXIF of images other than mine???
When I browse the WEB or I look at the images submitted by members here, I can check with two mouse clicks if exif data is included. If so... I have access to information that can permits me to undestand more about the picture.
Quebec city, Canada
I've had a look at a few of the suggested viewers, & they seem O.K., but I still think I prefer exifPro for the purpose of looking at the exif data while scrolling thru previews of my shots.
Have a look at it here:- http://www.exifpro.com/ .
It's not exactly free but.....
Canon 50D, A550, T-90, T-70, A-1
Kodak DX4900, P850
Obviously two of you have figured out how to use PhotoMe - but I have not had success with it. (OS is Win XP Pro, browser is Explorer v7....this is a pretty standard Lenovo laptop computer.)
I downloaded and installed PhotoMe, but at first all it did was to hang the computer. After an annoying several minutes getting out of that nuisance, tried to use PhotoMe to see EXIF of an online image. All that comes up is the original "welcome screen" of the PhotoMe web site. There is no visible Help file.
Sorry for you but it's work fine for me on XP and Vista.
My friends are also very satisfied without any problem.
Maybe you can contact their customer service and give us some feed-back.
I never had to contact them and it can be a good source of information for all of us if you ask for your problem.
Quebec city, Canada
Michael - Thanks for writing about PhotoME. After my initial difficulties, I uninstalled the program and re-downloaded it. Now I can easily see EXIF of thumbnails, but I still can't see EXIF of fully displayed images on my HD, or any images on the web - not even my own images, which I know have the EXIF within them.
When I go to the PhotoME File Menu/Settings/Web Browser Integration area, I am informed that my browser is "integrated with the internet" or words to that effect.
How do you view EXIF in images other than thumbnails on your own HD?
Thanks - Bill Hansen
If your PhotoMe is correctly installed you should be able to make a right click on an image and have the option to see it with PhotoMe like this example:
Quebec city, Canada
Michael - Thanks! I had not noticed that choice in the right-click menu. It works perfectly with my own posted images, which I know have the metadata within them.
Nice program!! Thanks again
How would like to see your choice of EXIF Info under each thumb nail?, SS,Fstop,meter mode,ev,etc,etc. Not free but worth it. ACDSee, this is the only program, I've found, the lets you see the info right under the thumb nail and also lets you SORT by any EXIF you want. Sort by fstop, SS, what ever you want.
while you are viewing the image drag your mouse to the right side of the screen and a flyaway window pops out with exif info. Cant get much simpler than that.
You don't even have to view the image, select the thumbnail and press "i" (for "information).
And you get so much more than just a quick way to view Exif. You can use it to organize and view your photos, you can program it to download photos from your camera, the window that displays the Exif info has a number of tabs, one of which gives you a histogram, you can quickly put two different versions of the same image side by side to compare them, you can program it to bring up an image in an editor with a single key stroke, you can configure different keys for different editors, and it has a lot of editing features of its own. You can also use is as an interface for your scanner, email images, blah-blah-blah. Obviously I LOVE this sofware... and yes, it's free!