We’ve recently explored the topic that had to do with EXIF data an image carries with itself. That information can be very useful, and the digital revolution brought us that favorable circumstance, so we don’t have to think about their movement too much. This is now a standard feat of each device that in any way creates images in the digital form. However, if you shoot with an analog camera, or use old lenses on a digital body, then you have to think about alternatives.
As the time went by, the program labeled AnalogExif came up as one of the effective solutions, and it’s available for Windows and Mac. Linux by definition isn’t user-friendly towards an image as a phenomenon, so that’s probably why the support for that operative system failed to be created, but it accepted the Linux way of functioning, so it’s free and open-coded.
This program is highly intuitive, both for installing and for using. The only question is how much you care to take care about it at all. It can be used for JPEG and TIFF files, and what’s left for you to do is to input basic data about the equipment you use and to write that on images, no matter if they are scanned or made with a digital camera.
Like I said, the program is highly intuitive. On the left, you locate a folder with particular images and select to input or change EXIF data on one, several or all of them. On the right, you select a camera/lens combination, and a regular double click will do the input. In the middle part, you set the aperture and the focal length separately. When you are done with the input, it’s necessary to select the option SAVE. In case you want to return to the default data, the program created a NAME_OF_THE_FILE.jpg.bag when you inputted the data, so that option is available, too. That file is the same in size as the original image. Let me just note – the Drag And Drop option isn’t available, so don’t even try to move into an open application the images you want to input EXIF data in.
Screen for imputing equipment data
After this, EXIF data are visible in Photoshop, browsers that can read these data, even on Flickr, which is a pretty favorable circumstance because you don’t have to input data in the Description field any more, or even name the image according to the camera or lens.
EXIF data in Firefox
EXIF data on Flickr
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