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    Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Does the Mac have a program that i can use to read the EXIF data on posted images on CIC that comes bundled with snow leopard? If not what do members recommend for such a purpose?

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Click on “Get Info” in the Finder “File” menu (command i), then on the “More Info” in the window triangle.

    Lightroom, Photoshop, etc. all show the EXIF data.

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    I use firefox with a plugin

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Maybe im being thick... i really dont like my apple! if i click on an image in CIC and open it in a lightbox can i view the exif data from there or do i need to export the image in to lightroom? im using safari as my browser

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Firefox does have a nice plugin. Though, Exif Viewer needs to be updated as it is currently not compatible with the updated Firefox.

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    Maybe im being thick... i really dont like my apple! if i click on an image in CIC and open it in a lightbox can i view the exif data from there or do i need to export the image in to lightroom? im using safari as my browser

    mark
    Sorry, I misunderstood you. Thought that you meant for pixs already residing on your computer.


    Try this: http://www.exifeverywhere.com/


    Otherwise, just download the image and use the “Get Info” instructions.

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Hi Mark,

    How much success you'll have depends on a lot of things, so don't just pick a random image because soooo many things can destroy EXIF data. Get one you know has it and use that for testing. At best only around 40 - 60% of images you see here will have the useful data still intact.

    One good way, independent of platform, browser or OS you are using (because it's a web site) is; http://regex.info/exif.cgi, copy the image url to 'the clipboard', go to this ul and paste it into the top box and click adjacent button.

    Things that typically fool EXIF data extractors;
    The image no longer has it
    The image is hosted somewhere that doesn't allow right clicks to use browser plug-ins
    The image is hosted in such a way it doesn't give a url with a jpg filename

    That said, some EXIF data extractors are better than others.
    In the extreme, even downloading (if you can) doesn't guarantee success.

    I use this plug-in for Firefox; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...n/exif-viewer/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlid
    Firefox does have a nice plugin. Though, Exif Viewer needs to be updated as it is currently not compatible with the updated Firefox.
    Hi Erik,

    This is now v1.70 (for the Alan Raskin "EXIF Viewer", not sure if you were meaning same one) and it works with Firefox 8, which I think is the latest (but I am not a Mac user).

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 14th November 2011 at 04:36 PM.

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    Maybe im being thick... i really dont like my apple! if i click on an image in CIC and open it in a lightbox can i view the exif data from there or do i need to export the image in to lightroom? im using safari as my browser

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    Here's what I get in Firefox with the plugin. Right click on image and view EXIF info

    Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark von Kanel View Post
    Does the Mac have a program that i can use to read the EXIF data on posted images on CIC that comes bundled with snow leopard? If not what do members recommend for such a purpose?

    Thanks all

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    I use Photoinfo. An old utility but it stills works even on OS 10.7!

    Available here:
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/12156/photoinfo

    Cheers

    Tim

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Thanks all, ill have a play!

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    hi mark, i think your assuming to much here as if you "save for web", the first thing that gets dumped is the exif data to reduce the size of the upload. hth mike.

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    Re: Reading EXIF data on CIC posts with a MAC

    Hi Dinorock,

    whats your real name? actually ive managed to download the plugin for fire fox and can now read the exif data on most of the posts on here, so its possible to do it.

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