Add EXIF Info to Sony Camera Thumbnails for Kodak Smart Picture Frame

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Karl Burrows, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Karl Burrows

    Karl Burrows Guest

    I borrowed a Sony DCSV1 and took some pictures in Hawaii last fall. I
    created smaller images (640x480) to load on a Kodak Smart Picture Frame. I
    used a thumbmaker to reduce the images with no problems, but the picture
    frame will not read the images. They read fine from my Kodak DX6490 using
    the same thumbmaker, so I think it is a problem with the EXIF tags. Is this
    a Sony issue or is there something else? There appears to be all the EXIF
    on the pictures, but maybe Sony in there ultimate wisdom has changed
    something on the picture to make it unreadable?

    I have tried some freeware like Exifer and Easy Thumbnails, but none seem to
    help. Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
    Karl Burrows, Jul 29, 2004
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  2. You could try my TVwriter software:

    http://www.satsignal.net => Image Utilities, TVwriter.

    I don't know if it will work in your particular application, though, as I
    don't have a Kodak Smart Picture Frame.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jul 29, 2004
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  3. Karl Burrows

    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Karl,

    Actually, Karl, there is no need to create smaller images for the Smart
    Frame. Rather, it will reduce the images for use for you. You can simply
    insert a memory card with images on it and they will display correctly,
    regardless of size. Give it a try.

    Talk to you soon, Karl,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Ron Baird, Jul 29, 2004
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  4. Karl Burrows

    Karl Burrows Guest

    It just takes forever for them to load if I don't reduce them.

    I did find a program that will create the EXIF thumbnail. Apparently, if I
    edit the images using most software, it keeps the EXIF info, but removes the
    thumbnail for some reason. I used Exifer to create the EXIF thumbnails and
    it works perfectly.

    I also realized that newer CF cards are formatted using FAT32. This was
    also a problems and changing them to just FAT also helped.
     
    Karl Burrows, Jul 31, 2004
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  5. Karl Burrows

    Ron Baird Guest

    Hi Karl,

    Thanks for the note. Glad you found a program for yourself.

    Just a note about formatting, especially in a camera. Some memory cards
    that have been formatted in a card reader using the Windows FAT32 file
    system may encounter problems, including messages on the camera's LCD that
    the card needs to be formatted or that the "Card is slow." Occasionally a
    brand new memory card will display this irregularity when it is first used.

    If you encounter either of these issues in your KODAK EASYSHARE Digital
    Camera, and the memory cards have been formatted using the FAT32 file
    system, there are two easy work-arounds:

    1) If the card was formatted in a card reader using the FAT32 file system,
    simply reformat the card in the reader and select the FAT file system.
    (This is available as a formatting option on Windows 2000, ME and XP.)

    2) If you do not have a card reader, simply format the card in the camera
    itself using the Setup Menu selection for formatting the memory card.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Ron Baird, Aug 2, 2004
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