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Pete > Pete Blog > Image details
12/11/2009 - 12:14 PM

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Today we had an incident where someone had lied about what camera took the photo that was being displayed in our gallery. That, in itself, is no big deal, but I wanted to check to see if this was true.

The way you normally do this is to download the full sized version (as many online systems strip the data when resizing) and view the date using an exif viewer or your image editing program.

As I was doing this, it got me thinking that someone should create an online viewer. Now I'm not a software engineer, but I thought I could suggest my idea to one. So I started to look into it.

The saying "no ideas is new" springs to mind. It's already available as a Firefox extension. Providing the user hasn't Saved for Web you can use this to check out shutter speed, aperture, camera used and all the other useful info that might help you evaluate a photo or learn something from it.
Here's the extension Exif Viewer for Firefox I didn't check to see if there's anything for IE, you should have changed to Firefox by now Wink

Tags: Exif date, File, Firefox plug in, Image data, Tip


conrad  1010882 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 12:21 PM

Quote: you should have changed to Firefox by now

I'll second that!

Good tip, btw, Pete - thanks. I've installed the Exif Viewer.

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riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 1:38 PM

I have a similar ting on chrome too, invaluable

Nick_w Plus Member 84141 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 3:57 PM

Thanks for this Pete; now installed.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan Plus Member 1416762 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 8:46 PM

A useful link Pete Smile

Though any Exif reader is pretty useless at stopping a potential image thief or cheat, its just so simple to alter.

Pictures saved for web with all the original data missing, Exif can also be easily be applied.

DRicherby  6269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2010 - 4:48 PM

The plugin Pete linked (EXIF viewer) seems to be out of date and only works with old versions of Firefox. The FxIF plugin seems to do the same sort of thing and seems to work with an up-to-date Firefox, which is to say that I installed it about a minute ago and it worked on the one image I tried it on! Grin

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