Wednesday, April 8, 2009

EXIF tip

Here is a quick tip! Many photos on the web contain EXIF data intact. EXIF (exchangeable image file format) is part of a photo that contains information such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focal length, camera used, lens used and the list goes on and on.

I like to use Opanda exif viewer (its free). The EXIF viewer only works if the photo you are looking at has EXIF intact. Some processing removes the EXIF data.

Once Opanda is installed, an option appears on images when you right click View EXIF/GPS/IPTC with IExif.

From the EXIF info you can see this image was shot at *F 1.8 *ISO 320 *1/80 sec *Aperture priority *exposure comp +1 *focal length 50mm, plus a whole bunch of other information you wouldn't need to ever know.

There are a lot of other free EXIF viewers out there, find one so you can see what settings were used to get that cool shot you've been eyeing (I know I do)!

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