Software on an Apple

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bjzwaan
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Software on an Apple
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Hi all,

i recently acquired a X100 and am use a MacBook pro with OS Maverick runnend on it. leikleur to import the files  into the computer with a programme that allows me to  look at the camera and Jpeg settings. The Fuji viewer  does not run under my OS, so is there a (free) alternative? I have photoninja, but the Fuji settings are not visible here.

Thanks for your thoughts and time,

Bas

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iPhoto will provide some EXIF when you click on the Info icon. It's already on your Mac.

iPhoto Info panel

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Fuji's MyFinePix certainly does run under OS X.

Look here.

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/#viewer

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I also suggest you stay away from Apple's iPhoto software.

That is if you like to keep the images you take. IMHO iPhoto, along with a lot of other Apple branded software, is some of the worst software available.

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Edward Chatlos wrote:

I also suggest you stay away from Apple's iPhoto software.

That is if you like to keep the images you take. IMHO iPhoto, along with a lot of other Apple branded software, is some of the worst software available.

Huh?  I've used iPhoto for years for basic manipulations and never lost a single original image. If you import (drag and drop) a file into the program the original is always left in its original folder. Don't tell me you direct import from your camera into iPhoto, work and save the original, losing the original?  How is that Apple's fault?

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Edward Chatlos wrote:

I also suggest you stay away from Apple's iPhoto software.

That is if you like to keep the images you take. IMHO iPhoto, along with a lot of other Apple branded software, is some of the worst software available.

I, along with millions of other people, use iPhoto extensively, with no issues. It's been my only archival/slideshow/media server app since it was first introduced. Library has been up to 50,000+ images.  Originally managed, now referenced. My wife uses it for editing, I use Aperture and Lightzone for edits. In all that time I cannot recall a single issue with the app.

Perhaps you could enlighten us about just what problems it has?

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If you want to get into the bowels of exif info, EXIF Viewer is free. The install requires Terminal but it's simple.

A more elegant approach is GraphicConverter. It has EXIF Viewer built in and allows you to customize what info is displayed. I've used GC as a browser for years. It's easy to use, fast once launched and has superb tools to compare or catalog images. It's my front-end before anything gets imported into Aperture. Also has a decent editing module based on DCRAW for renders. The DCRAW version can be updated if need be, another hack but simple.

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Very true uniball, I stand by your words because I too, use iPhoto. Never had any issues with it in fact I love using it.

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You can open images in Preview and then use the Inspector(command-I) to view the EXIF info. I use this all the time when I'm teaching and displaying students' photos on the projector.

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uniball wrote:

If you want to get into the bowels of exif info, EXIF Viewer is free. The install requires Terminal but it's simple.

A more elegant approach is GraphicConverter. It has EXIF Viewer built in and allows you to customize what info is displayed. I've used GC as a browser for years. It's easy to use, fast once launched and has superb tools to compare or catalog images. It's my front-end before anything gets imported into Aperture. Also has a decent editing module based on DCRAW for renders. The DCRAW version can be updated if need be, another hack but simple.

+1.  GraphicConverter is a very useful shareware program and it is updated with new features/bugfixes on a regular basis. I use it the same way you do.

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Chikubi wrote:

You can open images in Preview and then use the Inspector(command-I) to view the EXIF info. I use this all the time when I'm teaching and displaying students' photos on the projector.

Great tip! Thanks.

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bjzwaan wrote:

Hi all,

i recently acquired a X100 and am use a MacBook pro with OS Maverick runnend on it. leikleur to import the files into the computer with a programme that allows me to look at the camera and Jpeg settings. The Fuji viewer does not run under my OS, so is there a (free) alternative? I have photoninja, but the Fuji settings are not visible here.

Thanks for your thoughts and time,

Bas

If you are happy to use the Terminal try using ExifTool ( http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ ).

It is very comprehensive and even allows you to change Exif settings.

RG

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Edward Chatlos wrote:

Fuji's MyFinePix certainly does run under OS X.

Look here.

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/#viewer

Is that true?  Because then my problem world be solved.

I probably wasn't clearing enough, but I was aiming at the information for the camera settings, not the more universal exif  information. For that I guess I need Fuji software.

Cheers,

Bas

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bjzwaan wrote:

Edward Chatlos wrote:

Fuji's MyFinePix certainly does run under OS X.

Look here.

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/#viewer

Is that true? Because then my problem world be solved.

I probably wasn't clearing enough, but I was aiming at the information for the camera settings, not the more universal exif information. For that I guess I need Fuji software.

Cheers,

Bas

Not sure you will get the actual camera settings you used for each shot even with the Fuji MyFinePix studio software installed.

I just opened it on my Win 7 PC and I don't even get the EXIF data.

What settings are you looking for? this is what I get in LR and Bridge.

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The Apple OS will read much of the info you are asking about.

I use Aperture.  In my opinion it's excellent, better to me than any of it's imitators, and I've tried most.  It's not free but from the App store it's about $80.  A bargain.  It shows camera settings (ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, +- EV.

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Maverick is OSX 10.9. If you look at the Fuji site carefully, their software only supports OSX up to OSX 10.6. I have the same problem with PC AutoSave that supports WiFi on my X-A1. Will not work with OSX 10.9.

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Edward Chatlos wrote:

bjzwaan wrote:

Edward Chatlos wrote:

Fuji's MyFinePix certainly does run under OS X.

Look here.

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/#viewer

Is that true? Because then my problem world be solved.

I probably wasn't clearing enough, but I was aiming at the information for the camera settings, not the more universal exif information. For that I guess I need Fuji software.

Cheers,

Bas

Not sure you will get the actual camera settings you used for each shot even with the Fuji MyFinePix studio software installed.

I just opened it on my Win 7 PC and I don't even get the EXIF data.

What settings are you looking for? this is what I get in LR and Bridge.

Thanks for the feedback. What I am looking for are the settings such as colour mode, highlight and shadow etc. It is important for me to learn what the effects are in the image. Silly of Fuji not to keep their software up to date.

Cheers, Bas

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bjzwaan wrote:

Edward Chatlos wrote:

bjzwaan wrote:

Edward Chatlos wrote:

Fuji's MyFinePix certainly does run under OS X.

Look here.

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/#viewer

Is that true? Because then my problem world be solved.

I probably wasn't clearing enough, but I was aiming at the information for the camera settings, not the more universal exif information. For that I guess I need Fuji software.

Cheers,

Bas

Thanks for the feedback. What I am looking for are the settings such as colour mode, highlight and shadow etc. It is important for me to learn what the effects are in the image. Silly of Fuji not to keep their software up to date.

Cheers, Bas

Not sure you will ever see those things you list. They are In Camera adjustment for Jpeg only.

When using RAW image data all those things can be changed in post.

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