EXIF info going missing between Irfanview and Dimage viewer

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Stephen Poley, May 22, 2005.

  1. When editing photos I use the Dimage Viewer that came with my camera.
    But if all that is needed is cropping, I use Irfanview because it is a
    lot faster, and the user interface is better as well.

    I have just discovered that when I've edited a picture with Irfanview,
    the Dimage Viewer claims that there is no EXIF data present, though
    Irfanview can still display it.

    Some questions:
    - Anyone know what is causing this?
    - Can most viewing/editing programs read the EXIF data produced by
    Irfanview? (I quite like Irfanview, but I don't want to be in the
    position where it's the only program that can read my EXIF data).
    - Is there a fix?
    Stephen Poley, May 22, 2005
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  2. Stephen Poley

    Mike Mills Guest

    I too like irfanview a lot. When you hit Ctrl-s to save the picture
    with the option of changing the filename, there are some parameters
    which can be selected. see if they are checked or not.
    I have no such problems, although I often remove the exif data
    using other programs such as "jhead" from the cmdline to take care
    of a number of files at once.
    Jhead also allows the addition or manipulation of the exif or
    comment data in a *batch* mode via cmdline.
    The handiest way of writing descript.ion files may be to use a
    slightly older version of xnview . The newest v 1.80 RC version
    currently has some problems handling descript.ion files the way I
    Mike Mills, May 22, 2005
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  3. If you mean the option to keep EXIF data - yes, it's checked. And
    Irfanview itself can read the information produced, but the Dimage
    Viewer can not.

    Presumably either Irfanview is writing the information incorrectly or
    the Dimage Viewer is reading it incorrectly. If the latter, I can live
    with it. But if Irfanview is writing the EXIF in a non-standard fashion,
    then I don't want to use it any more for cropping. I was hoping someone
    here could help.
    Stephen Poley, May 23, 2005
  4. Stephen Poley

    Mike Mills Guest

    I have not had any incompatibility ever with either exif
    information retention by irfanview or any other stuff written into
    the jpeg file structure like comment text.
    Maybe you could try this one which I know reads the embedded
    information directly from the image:
    <!--// P3dO Explorer © 2000-2005, SENO Software-->
    // http://www.senosoft.com/
    9:21 PM 4/26/05
    very good

    P3dO Explorer 1.7.6
    P3dO Explorer is the official name for "Photo 3d Object
    P3dO is an Explorer-ish image viewer which will help you manage
    your graphic
    Mike Mills, May 23, 2005
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