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Ralph E. Jostes

member since: 3/16/2010
 

How can I see photo data on my computer


I can see each individual photo's data on my camera before downloading them to my computer, but once they are on my computer, how can I view that data?

I know it will be great learning tool to be able to view a photo's data as I view it on my computer.

3/3/2012 5:40:45 AM

 
Joseph Cosentino
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  Ralph

In any program, (Lightroom, aperture, I photo...) you should beable to view the meta data. In there should be your exposure,settings, type of lens ...

Look for the option and the information should be there.

Joe

3/3/2012 2:21:13 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Which computer platform are you on? (Windows/Mac?) On Mac, in Finder, if you hit CTRL-I on a photo, you get some of the meta data. (The Mac also lets you create search folders based on some of that meta data, so you could find, say, all f/4 photos.)
Also, the software that came with your camera (say, Canon's D.P.P. software) should display all the meta data, too.

3/4/2012 6:41:24 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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  I have Windows 7 and save my photos as jpegs, but for me it works to just right-click on a photo (whether on the desktop or in a folder somewhere) and then choose "Properties" from the popup box to see the settings, camera model, etc.

3/4/2012 1:53:36 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I do the same as Monnie..Right click, go to properties and then to details and it's down a little ways on the scroll.

3/5/2012 12:00:39 PM

 
Ralph E. Jostes

member since: 3/16/2010
  Joe,

I use PhotoImpact Pro, but was unable to find any option for viewing meta data...it could be I just missed it though.

Christopher,

I am using Windows XP, and I will look at the software that came with my Nikon D80.

Monnie & Carolyn,

Thank you, I found it. With Windows XP,I had to right click on a photo, choose properties, choose summary, then choose advanced. I looked there before, but had not clicked on advanced.

Thank you all very much!

Ralph

3/6/2012 8:20:24 PM

 
Joseph Cosentino
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  Ralph

Glad to see well could help, ave a good day

Joe

3/7/2012 3:34:11 AM

 

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