Extracting Metadata From Jpegs (Jpgs)
Monday, October 03, 2005
Both applications were shareware and I found that I did not like UnJpeg at all. As a result, I used EXIFViewer. Now let's go over to Flickr and steal--err, borrow some pics. I looked up 'clowns' and did the old right click and saved 3 different clown pictures. Now open up EXIFViewer.
We peruse over to the files in the folder I named 'meta' and see that we are able to get the metadata for one picture (this program will not find ALL metadata but will a fair amount. Also, if the picture is scanned, from a webcam etc., it may not uncover the metadata).
As you can see, we have found that the camera used was a Sony Cybershot taken on 4/23/02. Now most likely this is the correct data as software such as we are using here can alter that, but your common non-geek will never bother changing this info or even have a clue about it. Have fun and happy hunting. I found this open source version here but have yet to try it. If you have more information on this, I would love to hear it.