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    Hi Folks.
    I realize its not a photography forum, but I'm not really involved enough.... or have the time to contribute to one.
    I've just got a dslr and the learning curve is akin to good fly casting (a nightmare at first).
    Can anyone out there tell me the best way to get EXIF data from photos posted on the internet? It's snooping, I know But seeing a nice shot and having the camera settings used to take it would be a real help in learning faster.
    Right clicking and looking at properties doesnt find the info?
    Cheers

    Rod
    Last edited by roders; 28-12-2012 at 09:27 PM.

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    What does ............ mean Scratch?

    Cheers Stuart. Saving images does give the required information "headers", but no info to be had?
    Any ideas why this info's a secret?
    Thank you for the saving tip though, its a good start.

    Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by roders View Post
    What does ............ mean Scratch?
    '..................' means, I replied to the post for you, but when I posted the info I realised that Mr Pengs had posted the same info before me. I was too lazy to say as much, so simply deleted the post instead.

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    Ahh,
    Cheers!
    Thanks for the reply.

    Rod

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    Nice one, cheers! It makes sense now.

    Rod

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    Rod/

    Do you use Firefox? If so, it's a really easy way, as a quick right click on any photo will show you whether the Exif data is there and if it is it lists it and if it isn't there is no wasted effort looking for it by other means. If you have Firefox, just install the Exif app plug-in thingy. If you don't have Firefox, it is free.

    Another good thing with Firefox is that it shows JPEGs centred on a black surround - pleasing viewing, compared to browsers such as Google Chrome and IE that show JPEGs top/left on a white screen. It's also less prone to showing aliasing (jaggy diagonals) than IE.

    As Stu says, the main problem these days is that 90% of folk are using Flickr to host their photos and it seems to strip the Exif off.

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    Rod
    A good start would be to get yourself a Flickr account and start viewing some of the inspirational work on there (it doesn't take long to sort some wheat out of the tonnes of chaff). Most photographers there volunteer their EXIF through the site itself - there is a little sidebar which shows the camera used and the settings the image was taken at....and if you click in to the latter, it expands to show a whole bunch of stuff including the metering modes used, lens models, exposure modes chosen, even software settings in processing.

    This can be disabled so not all photographers volunteer their info, but the majority do. It's a good start point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North Country Angler View Post
    Rod

    ... This can be disabled so not all photographers volunteer their info, but the majority do. It's a good start point.

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    Good suggestion Matt. Do you know why it is that Flickr happily lists the Exif info on their site, but seems to strip it off the JPEG file automatically, so it is missing when presented on other sites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartpengs View Post
    It's to get the viewer to visit the site if they want to know the Exif...
    Aha! I have noticed all the Flickr links appearing with the images on the photography forums. Some don't appear at all - just a url to click on - is that this disabling thing at work, is it?

    Flickr seem to be taking over, right enough. Is no one using Photobucket these days - it used to be the flavour of the month?

    Col

    PS: I have pretty much stopped using TP - too many of them too far up their own orifaces I've found one where folk can post a bathroom window shot without fear of being shot down in flames ... and they just totally love fishing photographs
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