Exif viewer

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Exif viewer
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A new exif data viewer from Nir Sofer, v. 1.1. There are several exif data viewers available, but a product from Nir Sofer always catches my interest.  As with all Nir Sofer utilities, it is effective, small (98 KB), portable (no installation -- just unzip to a folder of choice), and free. It is now my exif viewer of choice.  It can be obtained from:

Nir Sofer website, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/exif_data_view.html

or

Portable Freeware, http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2280

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djddpr wrote:

A new exif data viewer from Nir Sofer, v. 1.1. There are several exif data viewers available, but a product from Nir Sofer always catches my interest. As with all Nir Sofer utilities, it is effective, small (98 KB), portable (no installation -- just unzip to a folder of choice), and free. It is now my exif viewer of choice. It can be obtained from:

Looks rather limited.  I prefer using EXIFTool and EXIFToolGUI along with a custom file so what I see matches what my camera's menus present.

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David:

Check out PhotoMe.    http://www.photome.de/

It shows a lot more info on the camera settings.  It is free also.

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kkardster wrote:

djddpr wrote:

A new exif data viewer from Nir Sofer, v. 1.1. There are several exif data viewers available, but a product from Nir Sofer always catches my interest. As with all Nir Sofer utilities, it is effective, small (98 KB), portable (no installation -- just unzip to a folder of choice), and free. It is now my exif viewer of choice. It can be obtained from:

Looks rather limited. I prefer using EXIFTool and EXIFToolGUI along with a custom file so what I see matches what my camera's menus present.

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I downloaded and installed this on my iMac, but cannot find it anywhere in my computer to use it.

There was something about typing in a "Terminal Window" - whatever THAT is.

Sounds quite final, er, terminal

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Jerry045 wrote:

David:

Check out PhotoMe. http://www.photome.de/

It shows a lot more info on the camera settings. It is free also.

I use PhotoMe as well, but it is not customizable as is EXIFTool.

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Bruce:

I just found PhotoMe two days ago, and I have not had time to do any playing with it yet. Thanks for the tip on the EXIF Tool. I think I downloaded it also.

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Jerry045 wrote:

Bruce:

I just found PhotoMe two days ago, and I have not had time to do any playing with it yet. Thanks for the tip on the EXIF Tool. I think I downloaded it also.

Hi Jerry,

Here's a mid-thread link that will help you with EXIFTool - check it and a few subsequent posts.

EXIFTool and FZ customization

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kkardster wrote:

djddpr wrote:

A new exif data viewer from Nir Sofer, v. 1.1. There are several exif data viewers available, but a product from Nir Sofer always catches my interest. As with all Nir Sofer utilities, it is effective, small (98 KB), portable (no installation -- just unzip to a folder of choice), and free. It is now my exif viewer of choice. It can be obtained from:

Looks rather limited. I prefer using EXIFTool and EXIFToolGUI along with a custom file so what I see matches what my camera's menus present.

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I downloaded and installed this on my iMac, but cannot find it anywhere in my computer to use it.

There was something about typing in a "Terminal Window" - whatever THAT is.

Sounds quite final, er, terminal

Sorry Erik,

EXIFTool is a command-line utility, so it typically requires a terminal (text) window to run it.  It supports Windows, Mac, and Unix.

For Windows, there's a front-end EXIFToolGUI which provides a windows-based interface but EXIFToolGUI appears to support Windows only.

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My thanks to all who commented.  I tried the suggestions offered and have settled on Jerry045's recommendation of PhotoME.  It is much larger than Nir Sofer's program but it communicates better and has a histogram.

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kkardster wrote:

Erik Ohlson wrote:

kkardster wrote:

djddpr wrote:

A new exif data viewer from Nir Sofer, v. 1.1. There are several exif data viewers available, but a product from Nir Sofer always catches my interest. As with all Nir Sofer utilities, it is effective, small (98 KB), portable (no installation -- just unzip to a folder of choice), and free. It is now my exif viewer of choice. It can be obtained from:

Looks rather limited. I prefer using EXIFTool and EXIFToolGUI along with a custom file so what I see matches what my camera's menus present.

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I downloaded and installed this on my iMac, but cannot find it anywhere in my computer to use it.

There was something about typing in a "Terminal Window" - whatever THAT is.

Sounds quite final, er, terminal

Sorry Erik,

EXIFTool is a command-line utility, so it typically requires a terminal (text) window to run it. It supports Windows, Mac, and Unix.

For Windows, there's a front-end EXIFToolGUI which provides a windows-based interface but EXIFToolGUI appears to support Windows only.

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OK, I can accept that, even if I don't understand it.

I downloaded the "Mac" version, so, one would think it might be supposed to work on a "Mac".

Does anyone know how this might be done?

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Hi Erik,

Sorry, I'm not a Mac user but the might help - if you really want to bother.  EXIFTool should work but the EXIFToolGUI graphical front-end will not, meaning you'll be entering a textual world that you may not be familiar with. and may not be useful to you.

Note that by default, the terminal window will open on your home folder, so you'd have to navigate to the folder where your images reside. Instead, I suggest enabling the service that allows launching the terminal against the current folder:

  • Under System Preferences, select Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services. Find "New Terminal at Folder" in the settings and click the box.

You should now be able to right-click in the Finder and select Services > New Terminal at Folder to launch a terminal on the selected folder. You can turn this off by simply unchecking the "New Terminal at Folder" checkbox under System Preferences.

Once the terminal is launched, you should be able to execute the EXIFTool against one or more images. Here's example output for a single file using default settings (no optional arguments) - it's not real user-friendly...

>exiftool P1050864.jpg

ExifTool Version Number : 9.24

File Name : P1050864.jpg

Directory : .

File Size : 4.8 MB

File Modification Date/Time : 2013:04:04 13:40:40-05:00

File Access Date/Time : 2013:04:06 14:03:47-05:00

File Creation Date/Time : 2013:04:06 14:03:47-05:00

File Permissions : rw-rw-rw-

File Type : JPEG

MIME Type : image/jpeg

Exif Byte Order : Little-endian (Intel, II)

Make : Panasonic

Camera Model Name : DMC-FZ200

Orientation : Horizontal (normal)

X Resolution : 180

Y Resolution : 180

Resolution Unit : inches

Software : Ver.1.0

Modify Date : 2013:04:04 14:40:41

Y Cb Cr Positioning : Co-sited

Exposure Time : 1/500

Aperture : f/4

Exposure Program : Program AE

ISO : 100

Sensitivity Type : Standard Output Sensitivity

Exif Version : 0230

Date/Time Original : 2013:04:04 14:40:41

Create Date : 2013:04:04 14:40:41

Components Configuration : Y, Cb, Cr, -

Compressed Bits Per Pixel : 4

Exposure Compensation : -0.33

Max Aperture Value : 2.8

Metering Mode : Center-weighted average

Light Source : Unknown

Flash : Off, Did not fire

Focal Length : 108.0 mm

Image Quality : High

Firmware Version : 0.1.0.0

White Balance : Auto

Focus Mode : Auto

AF Area Mode : 1-area

Image Stabilization : On, Mode 1

Macro Mode : Off

Shooting Mode : Program

Audio : No

Data Dump : (Binary data 8200 bytes, use -b option to extr

act)

Panasonic 0x0022 : 0

Flash Bias : 0 EV

Internal Serial Number : (O08) 2012:08:24 no. 0014

Panasonic Exif Version : 0401

Panasonic 0x0027 : 0

Color Effect : Off

Time Since Power On : 00:02:23.62

Burst Mode : On

Sequence Number : 4

Contrast Mode : Normal

Noise Reduction : -1

Self Timer : Off

Panasonic 0x002f : 1

Rotation : Horizontal (normal)

AF Assist Lamp : Enabled but Not Used

Color Mode : Normal

Optical Zoom Mode : Standard

Conversion Lens : Off

Travel Day : n/a

Panasonic 0x0037 : 257

Panasonic 0x0038 : 2

World Time Location : Home

Program ISO : 100

Advanced Scene Type : 1

Faces Detected : 0

Panasonic 0x0043 : 2

Color Temp Kelvin : 0

WB Shift AB : 1

WB Shift GM : 0

Flash Curtain : None

Panasonic Image Width : 0

Panasonic Image Height : 0

AF Point Position : 0.5 0.5

Num Face Positions : 0

Panasonic 0x004f : 0

Panasonic 0x0050 : 0

Panasonic 0x0055 : 1

Panasonic 0x0057 : 0

Panasonic 0x005e : .

Faces Recognized : 0

Flash Warning : No

Recognized Face Flags : 0 0 0 0

Title :

Baby Name :

Location :

Intelligent Resolution : Off

Panasonic 0x0072 : 0

Panasonic 0x0073 : 0

Panasonic 0x0074 : 0

Panasonic 0x0075 : 0

Panasonic 0x0076 : 0

Panasonic 0x0077 : 5

Intelligent D-Range : Off

Panasonic 0x007a : 0

Panasonic 0x007c : 0

Panasonic 0x007d : 0

Panasonic 0x007e : 0

Photo Style : Vivid

Panasonic 0x008b : 0

Panasonic 0x0092 : 0

Panasonic 0x0093 : 0

Panasonic 0x0094 : 0

Panasonic 0x0097 : 0

Panasonic 0x0098 : 0

Panasonic 0x009d : 0

Panasonic 0x2003 : ....@A .

Maker Note Version : 0141

Scene Mode : Off

Panasonic 0x8002 : 1

Panasonic 0x8003 : 1

WB Red Level : 2156

WB Green Level : 1060

WB Blue Level : 1911

Flash Fired : No

Text Stamp : Off

Baby Age : (not set)

Flashpix Version : 0100

Color Space : sRGB

Exif Image Width : 4000

Exif Image Height : 3000

Interoperability Index : R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB)

Interoperability Version : 0100

Sensing Method : One-chip color area

File Source : Digital Camera

Scene Type : Directly photographed

Custom Rendered : Custom

Exposure Mode : Auto

Digital Zoom Ratio : 0

Focal Length In 35mm Format : 600 mm

Scene Capture Type : Standard

Gain Control : None

Contrast : Normal

Saturation : Normal

Sharpness : Hard

PrintIM Version : 0250

Print IM 0x0001 : 0x00160016

Print IM 0x0002 : 0x00000000

Print IM 0x0003 : 0x00000064

Print IM 0x0007 : 0x00000000

Print IM 0x0008 : 0x00000000

Print IM 0x0009 : 0x00000000

Print IM 0x000a : 0x00000000

Print IM 0x000b : 0x000000ac

Print IM 0x000c : 0x00000000

Print IM 0x000d : 0x00000000

Print IM 0x000e : 0x000000c4

Print IM 0x0100 : 0x00000005

Print IM 0x0101 : 0x00000001

Print IM 0x0110 : 0x00000080

Compression : JPEG (old-style)

Thumbnail Offset : 11776

Thumbnail Length : 7710

MPF Version : 0100

Number Of Images : 2

MP Image Flags : Dependent child image

MP Image Format : JPEG

MP Image Type : Large Thumbnail (full HD equivalent)

MP Image Length : 595402

MP Image Start : 4476416

Dependent Image 1 Entry Number : 0

Dependent Image 2 Entry Number : 0

Image Width : 4000

Image Height : 3000

Encoding Process : Baseline DCT, Huffman coding

Bits Per Sample : 8

Color Components : 3

Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling : YCbCr4:2:2 (2 1)

Advanced Scene Mode : Off

Blue Balance : 1.80283

Image Size : 4000x3000

Preview Image : (Binary data 595402 bytes, use -b option to ex

tract)

Red Balance : 2.033962

Scale Factor To 35 mm Equivalent: 5.6

Shutter Speed : 1/500

Thumbnail Image : (Binary data 7710 bytes, use -b option to extr

act)

Circle Of Confusion : 0.005 mm

Field Of View : 3.4 deg

Focal Length : 108.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 600.0 mm)

Hyperfocal Distance : 539.17 m

Light Value : 13.0

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Wow -- that's a lot !!

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djddpr wrote:

My thanks to all who commented. I tried the suggestions offered and have settled on Jerry045's recommendation of PhotoME. It is much larger than Nir Sofer's program but it communicates better and has a histogram.

PhotoMe is pretty good, just be aware that it is now 5 years old and all development ceased long ago. Note that you can use the arrow keys to move from image to image.  It does automatically integrate with other imaging software, so you can launch other image viewers and editors from PhotoME.

You can also enter filters to limit what you see - for example, to display the JPEG settings, enter the following into the Filter field (you may need to type ctrl-F to open the filter panel if it isn't already at the bottom of the program display):

  • 0089;NoiseReduction;Sharpness;Saturation;Contrast

The "0089" is the tag number for the PhotoStyle setting, which PhotoME doesn't decode. The Panasonic FZ values for PhotoStyle/Tag 0089 are:

  • 0 => 'Auto',
  • 1 => 'Standard or Custom',
  • 2 => 'Vivid',
  • 3 => 'Natural',
  • 4 => 'Monochrome',
  • 5 => 'Scenery',
  • 6 => 'Portrait',

It's the ability to customize EXIFTool to display camera-specific values using the same designations are why I prefer it.  EXICTool also has the ability edit EXIF data, making corrections to timestamps or the addition of GPS data, etc., possible.

One feature of PhotoME I wish worked better is the ability to display the focal point used for the images on its thumbnail image - I've learned through trial and error that this feature does not work very well for my FZ-series images.

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