Viewer with Exif?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by J, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. J

    J Guest

    I was wondering, if there might be any free software which might be
    available that I could use as a simple photo viewer and will also show me
    'all' the exif for each pic? I'd prefer something very small which doesn't
    slow things down on my pc.

    J
     
    J, Jul 24, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Not quite what you want, but the following webtool is useful to look at
    EXIF's of files posted online and on your system. ("From File" radio
    button).

    http://regex.info/exif.cgi

    For the later, however, it has to upload the image to the regex.info
    site which is a bit slow to go.

    There is also a Chrome extension for it (but it's a bit spotty in terms
    of "turning on").

    I don't know that it's exhaustive, but it sure blows out a lot of data:

    Example:
    http://regex.info/exif.cgi?dummy=on&imgurl=http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/15467961.jpg

    And of course (without showing the image) there is the near ubiquitous
    EXIFTOOL which is run in command line. Couple it with grep to winkle
    out particulars.

    Example. First I navigated (in Terminal(should work in the command
    window in Windows)) to the folder with the file of interest and executed
    this command:

    $ exiftool FirehydrantOnOkaBeach-Small.jpg | grep GPS

    So that will list the entire EXIF and pipe it to grep. Grep will list
    all lines that contain the word "GPS". So I know when and where it was
    created:

    GPS Latitude Ref : North
    GPS Longitude Ref : West
    GPS Altitude Ref : Above Sea Level
    GPS Time Stamp : 16:18:59
    GPS Img Direction Ref : Magnetic North
    GPS Img Direction : 183.8939828
    GPS Date Stamp : 0000:00:00
    GPS Altitude : 52.1 m Above Sea Level
    GPS Date/Time : 0000:00:00 16:18:59Z
    GPS Latitude : 45 deg 27' 52.80" N
    GPS Longitude : 74 deg 2' 27.60" W
    GPS Position : 45 deg 27' 52.80" N, 74 deg 2' 27.60" W

    Curiously I just discovered through this that the time tag for the GPS
    data in the iPhone does not include the date. (If I tag for my "real"
    camera using a separate GPS, then the date is in the GPS Date/Time line).

    Also the "Img Direction" is very misleading. I was facing about 90°
    (magnetic) at the time, not south. (7 digits after the decimal too!).
    I guess I had been wandering more southerly when I composed the shot.
     
    Alan Browne, Jul 24, 2012
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    ray Guest

    a simple web search shows a plugin for 'chrome' browser that will do just
    that 'exif-viewer'.
     
    ray, Jul 24, 2012
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  4. Irfan will show exif but you have to click the exif icon
    for each picture. I use Irfan daily for work photos.
    It is small and fast.
    Irfan will also write IPTC data to the photo.
     
    Paul in Houston TX, Jul 25, 2012
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    Noons Guest

    Paul in Houston TX wrote,on my timestamp of 25/07/2012 12:48 PM:
    or press the "I" key and it'll display the info+exif.
     
    Noons, Jul 25, 2012
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    gordo Guest

    Take a look at Fast Stone Image Viewer; free. Under "View>Image Properties".
    This program also has a lot of other capabilities.

    See: http://www.faststone.org/

    Gordo

    "J" wrote in message
    I was wondering, if there might be any free software which might be
    available that I could use as a simple photo viewer and will also show me
    'all' the exif for each pic? I'd prefer something very small which doesn't
    slow things down on my pc.

    J
     
    gordo, Jul 25, 2012
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  7. Could you post your PC specs so everyone knows what baseline to aim for?
     
    Charles E. Hardwidge, Jul 25, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I've been a FastStone user for several years. The OP asked about
    displaying "all" EXIF information. FastStone does not show all. A
    useful "some", but not "all".
     
    tony cooper, Jul 25, 2012
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    OG Guest

    PhotoME is pretty good - I can't guarantee that it'll show ALL exif
    data, but it is very comprehensive.

    www.photome.de
     
    OG, Jul 26, 2012
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