How to extract Camera data from picture??

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Horsepics Forum Member • Posts: 97
How to extract Camera data from picture??

I noticed that the pictures posted here all show the camera and camera settings when placing the cursor over the picture.  This information is obviously captured in the picture itself, as I have posted pictures  and this happens automatically.

What is the easiest way to extract this data myself on my PC?  I can view the info in the camera, but they are eventually deleted from my USB cards and would like to be able to review picture settings on older pics.

Thanks!

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??
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  1. Upload images to your computer
  2. Select one image then right click on it
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Details
  5. Scroll down till you see the image details

Image Properties

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Horsepics wrote:

What is the easiest way to extract this data myself on my PC? I can view the info in the camera, but they are eventually deleted from my USB cards and would like to be able to review picture settings on older pics.

That's called metadata, and a particular format of metadata used by camera manufacturers is called Exif.

All of the image processing software that I know of, particularly Adobe, Nikon, RawTherapee, DxO, etc., all read and display this Exif data. Your computer probably can display some of this data natively, in its file manager app.

You can also download software that does this. Just google "Exif viewer".

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An easy way would be to install "Faststone Image Viewer". It's a free software and quite good for viewing images.  Move the mouse all the way to the right edge and exif will show.  Each edge has a different menu.

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Open the image in any image management program that allows the disp,ay of EXIF data. This is pretty much all of them, from Photoshop/Paintshop Pro/ the GIMP down to free software like FastStone. I use FastStone as my day to day image manager. It is powerful but simple to use.

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

BrokenPhotography wrote:

  1. Upload images to your computer
  2. Select one image then right click on it
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Details
  5. Scroll down till you see the image details

Image Properties

Doesn't work on here.

(Windows 10 Pro.)

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

Horsepics wrote:

I noticed that the pictures posted here all show the camera and camera settings when placing the cursor over the picture. This information is obviously captured in the picture itself, as I have posted pictures and this happens automatically.

What is the easiest way to extract this data myself on my PC? I can view the info in the camera, but they are eventually deleted from my USB cards and would like to be able to review picture settings on older pics.

Thanks!

If you can handle a command line there is a free tool called Exiftool (https://exiftool.org/) which will do what you want.

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OP Horsepics Forum Member • Posts: 97
Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

Somehow I knew it would be simple.  Thanks to everyone.

Older Fossil
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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

Jestertheclown wrote:

BrokenPhotography wrote:

  1. Upload images to your computer
  2. Select one image then right click on it
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Details
  5. Scroll down till you see the image details

Doesn't work on here.

(Windows 10 Pro.)

This method works fine on my Window 10 Pro system.  But I usually look at this info in Lightroom or Photoshop.  Note that depending on how it is exported, Photoshop may strip all of the exif data.

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 14,386
Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

It does work on 10. try again.

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

FrancoD wrote:

It does work on 10. try again.

Just did.

It doesn't.

There's no "details" tab.

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 14,386
Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

Someone has deleted that option on your computer.

Have a look at this

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72962-add-remove-details-tab-file-properties-windows-10-a.html

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

Horsepics wrote:

I noticed that the pictures posted here all show the camera and camera settings when placing the cursor over the picture. This information is obviously captured in the picture itself, as I have posted pictures and this happens automatically.

What is the easiest way to extract this data myself on my PC? I can view the info in the camera, but they are eventually deleted from my USB cards and would like to be able to review picture settings on older pics.

Thanks!

FastStone software

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??
  • FrancoD wrote:

Someone has deleted that option on your computer.

"Someone's" never done that.

It's orobably never been there and sincee I've never seen it, I haven't missed it.

Have a look at this

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72962-add-remove-details-tab-file-properties-windows-10-a.html

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FrancoD Forum Pro • Posts: 14,386
Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

Jestertheclown wrote:

  • FrancoD wrote:

Someone has deleted that option on your computer.

"Someone's" never done that.

It's orobably never been there and sincee I've never seen it, I haven't missed it.

Have a look at this

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72962-add-remove-details-tab-file-properties-windows-10-a.html

If you had bothered to look at the link I posted you would have discovered that you need to uninstall it not to be there otherwise it comes as standard with Windows 10.

Jestertheclown
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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

FrancoD wrote:

Jestertheclown wrote:

  • FrancoD wrote:

Someone has deleted that option on your computer.

"Someone's" never done that.

It's orobably never been there and sincee I've never seen it, I haven't missed it.

Have a look at this

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72962-add-remove-details-tab-file-properties-windows-10-a.html

If you had bothered to look at the link I posted you would have discovered that you need to uninstall it not to be there otherwise it comes as standard with Windows 10.

I did bother to look at the link you posted.

It doesn't alter the fact that it's not there, despite it being "standard with Windows 10" yet "someone" never having removed it.

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

Jestertheclown wrote:

FrancoD wrote:

Jestertheclown wrote:

  • FrancoD wrote:

Someone has deleted that option on your computer.

"Someone's" never done that.

It's orobably never been there and sincee I've never seen it, I haven't missed it.

Have a look at this

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72962-add-remove-details-tab-file-properties-windows-10-a.html

If you had bothered to look at the link I posted you would have discovered that you need to uninstall it not to be there otherwise it comes as standard with Windows 10.

I did bother to look at the link you posted.

It doesn't alter the fact that it's not there, despite it being "standard with Windows 10" yet "someone" never having removed it.

Your Windows is broken.

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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

teejaywhy wrote:

Your Windows is broken.

Or just different.

Depends on your point of view.

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bobn2
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Re: How to extract Camera data from picture??

teejaywhy wrote:

Jestertheclown wrote:

FrancoD wrote:

Jestertheclown wrote:

  • FrancoD wrote:

Someone has deleted that option on your computer.

"Someone's" never done that.

It's orobably never been there and sincee I've never seen it, I haven't missed it.

Have a look at this

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72962-add-remove-details-tab-file-properties-windows-10-a.html

If you had bothered to look at the link I posted you would have discovered that you need to uninstall it not to be there otherwise it comes as standard with Windows 10.

I did bother to look at the link you posted.

It doesn't alter the fact that it's not there, despite it being "standard with Windows 10" yet "someone" never having removed it.

Your Windows is broken.

All Windows is broken.

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