Thursday, August 23, 2012

[How to] Extract Camera settings and Picture information from a image file

ExifTool is a Perl module with an included command-line application for reading and writing meta information in image, audio and video files. Modern Digital Camera including Canon, Minolta,Konica, Nikon, Pentax store all the settings you used, such as aperture or shutter speed along with the picture. For extracting the camera settings and Picture information , you can use ExifTool. ExifTool is required for profesional editing of some Picture Files.

How to Install :

Open the terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T and run the below command to install it :
$ sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
For illustration , Let’s check the settings of UNS_1850.JPG  image through exiftool.
$ exiftool UNS_1850.JPG
ExifTool Version Number : 7.30
File Name : UNS_1850.JPG
Directory : .
File Size : 4 MB
File Modification Date/Time : 2009:08:21 11:25:32
File Type : JPEG
MIME Type : image/jpeg
Exif Byte Order : Big-endian (Motorola, MM)
Camera Model Name : NIKON D200
Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
X Resolution : 300
Y Resolution : 300
Resolution Unit : inches
Software : Ver.2.00
Modify Date : 2009:08:21 10:55:30
Y Cb Cr Positioning : Co-sited
Exposure Time : 1/200
F Number : 10.0
Exposure Program : Manual
ISO : 200
Exif Version : 0221
Date/Time Original : 2009:08:21 10:55:30
Create Date : 2009:08:21 10:55:30
and more…………….

Source : Tuxtree

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