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One day I took a picture on my digital camera and uploaded it to and posted it on a forum. Well one of the members was able to find out what camera I used to take the picture, the time and date I took the picture and some other things just from the picture. Apparently the information is sent with the picture. Well how do I view this information when looking at a picture on the Internet? Lets use this picture that I took awhile ago as a example:

How do I view the data from this picture?

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Its embedded as "EXIF" data, in Windows XP if you save the image to the HDD, then just hover the mouse over it the info is displayed.

Or open it with a program such as Irfanview and look in Image Properties

ImageDescription -
Make - SONY
Model - DSC-S40
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
DateTime - 2006:02:03 10:57:38
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 256
ExposureTime - 1/400 seconds
FNumber - 5.10
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 80
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2006:02:03 10:57:38
DateTimeDigitized - 2006:02:03 10:57:38
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 8 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, auto mode
FocalLength - 15.30 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 640
ExifImageHeight - 480
InteroperabilityOffset - 2278
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
SceneType - A directly photographed image
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
WhiteBalance - Auto
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal

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"EXIF" data can be losted when you edit and save the image from some image programs too so if you used one that does not save the "EXIF" data then no way would anyone know.

You can get a Firefox extension too.

Exif Viewer


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The simplest way to remove the data is to open the image in a image editor, save the image as a bitmap (BMP) file and then save it again as a JPG file. EXIF data is lost.

Possibly some quality loss also, depending on the settings you have in your image editor that you used.

Other software available will strip out EXIF data, Google will find it.
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