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  • Keeping EXIF data for assignments....

    I know this may be common sense for alot of us but there are often images up for the assignments and have no EXIF data.
    I thought I'd share a quick tip for retaining it and its as simple as any tip out there.
    When you download your image and do any type of post work in an editing program alot of the time you will wind up stripping the EXIF out of the file when you save it. The way to do it and retain it is to be sure to always slick Save as.... instead of just the save option.
    This may not work for all apps but it does for most so some of you that have not been considered due to no data you might want to check and see how you are saving the file.
    Hope it helps some of you out......
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    Sorry, but I don't know what that is. Is the EXIF data the same as meta data?
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    • #3
      I have a program that warns me before I do certain editting... that I will be losing the EXIF. Is it alright if we use the post-editted picture, and upload both that and the original to flickr - the just link to the original EXIF? Or is that too much work for the mods... as I know they are looking at so many pictures?
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      • #4
        An easy way to make sure that we can see the exif from the original would be to put a thumbnail with the original in your post on the forums (and if you want to copy and paste the exif that'd be great too)
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        • #5
          thanks.
          I guess I will just make it habit to post the EXIF when I post my pictures.
          Here is another question though - there is quite a bit of info listed... do you want all of it, or are there a few specifics that you do need?
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          • #6
            Most important is the date taken (so we know if it's eligible for the contest), and then ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed are the generally important ones.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nicole View Post
              Most important is the date taken (so we know if it's eligible for the contest), and then ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed are the generally important ones.
              Thank you Nicole.
              I am still learning... but that will make it easier... so I will just copy those over
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              • #8
                Thanks I did not know that my info was lost when I uploaded my picture.

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                • #9
                  not so much as uploading it but its the fact when you switch it from app to app it tends to get stripped.
                  I just hate people who enter the contest we run for the assignments sometimes gets left out and they may not even know why.
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                  • #10
                    ok, so next question for someone new to this... where do i find the exif data for the file?

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                    • #11
                      You can find the exif data for the file either in an exif viewer or on Flickr. Just google exif viewer and that should get you some results. Opanda (Win) or ExifViewer (Mac) are two options.
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                      • #12
                        Another question please. When we upload to Flickr, where is the EXIF data found? I really should post so early in the a.m., lol! What I mean to say is, when in flickr I selected a photo and found the date and location of the photo but not the rest of the info and was wondering how to find it in flickr.

                        Thanks!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pegasus View Post
                          Another question please. When we upload to Flickr, where is the EXIF data found?

                          Thanks!
                          On the right hand side of the photo's page on Flickr, there should be a link to "More Properties" (provided the information is on your photo in the first place ) As a side note, you may want to ensure that displaying the exif information isn't hidden on your Flickr account page. Using Flickr you have the option to hide the exif. You can make sure that it's on by going to your account page, then going to the "Privacy & Permissions" tab and making sure that where it says "Hide your photo's EXIF data" it says No
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                          • #14
                            This is kinda related, but are we allowed to edit our photos for the assignments? Photoshop always keeps the exif data intact even if you edit them. I'm talking about more than just cropping and sharpening. I usually change the colors a lot and I add some lens vignetting.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nicole View Post
                              Most important is the date taken (so we know if it's eligible for the contest), and then ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed are the generally important ones.
                              Another tip, make sure you camera has the correct date. My uploads/pics that I took 3
                              days ago, including the Coffee assignment say I took shots back in April. I just updated
                              the date and time this morning after realizing on Flikr on what it said.

                              Also, on my camera, the original image will have the exif data available...

                              Good Stuff...

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