exif viewers

Started Feb 5, 2009 | Discussions
Michal Pokorny
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Re: exif viewers
In reply to jc174, Feb 10, 2009

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
Author: $I80

Other possibilities are in help.

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Re: Why even bring up web browsers
In reply to BadtzMaru, Feb 11, 2009

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.

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awesome!
In reply to Michal Pokorny, Feb 11, 2009

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!

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In reply to Formula91, Feb 12, 2009

I think thew best free one is FSviewer I can't find anything that can beat it.
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Do you know PhotoMe ???
In reply to jc174, Feb 12, 2009

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.

It's free!

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.

http://www.photome.de/

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.

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PhotoMe is perfect - it's all I use for metadata
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Re: exif viewers
In reply to jc174, Feb 14, 2009

Interesting...

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.....

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PhotoMe - does it work??
In reply to MichaelOuellet, Feb 14, 2009
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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.

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RE: ExifPro
In reply to AusPhil, Feb 15, 2009
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Phil - Will ExifPro allow you to pick up EXIF from images posted online - or from your own full sized images displayed on your own computer?

Bill Hansen

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Re: does it work??
In reply to bill hansen, Feb 15, 2009

This doesn't help you any but I downloaded and installed PhotoMe on a Vista machine and it's working fine.
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In reply to bill hansen, Feb 15, 2009

Sorry to hear that... None of that ever happened to me, either with XP or Vista - but I use Firefox, not IE.
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Re: PhotoMe - does it work??
In reply to bill hansen, Feb 15, 2009

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.

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In reply to MichaelOuellet, Feb 16, 2009
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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

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In reply to bill hansen, Feb 18, 2009

Bill,

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:

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In reply to MichaelOuellet, Feb 18, 2009

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

Bill

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In reply to jc174, Apr 11, 2012

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.

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Google's Picasa will do it
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Another vote for FastStone Image Viewer
In reply to BadtzMaru, Apr 11, 2012

BadtzMaru wrote:

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!

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