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Am I alone in being disappointed that so many images posted on the forum contain no Exif data?
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Am I alone in being disappointed that so many images posted on the forum contain no Exif data?
I think it depends why we are interested in the EXIF data.

Shutter speed, aperture, focal length, etc. is valuable information, but there is always a danger than people will spot something like a camera model, jump to the wrong conclusions and then complain that the image should not be there.

This happened to me when I posted an image taken on my OM4 Ti, which is an Olympus film camera, but I had scanned the Velvia transparency on a Nikon Coolscan LS9000C film scanner. As far as I know Olympus doesn't make film scanners.

I therefore think it is entirely understandable why EXIF data is stripped from images before uploading to the internet. In any case, I think that is the default when preparing images for upload from Photoshop.
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Re: Exif data

I don't think I've ever looked at the EXIF data of an image.

I must admit to editing the EXIF data of some of the images I post online to screw with people who do.
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I don't think I've ever looked at the EXIF data of an image.

I must admit to editing the EXIF data of some of the images I post online to screw with people who do.
So when I look at your images, will the Artist or Copyright be Mickey Mouse?
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So when I look at your images, will the Artist or Copyright be Mickey Mouse?
No but you may find an image taken with an E-7 or the 500 mm f/4 PRO. Shots taken with the phone or tablet may be labeled as taken with a Canon 5D and an L zoom once I've added flare and blurred them.
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I must admit to editing the EXIF data of some of the images I post online to screw with people who do.
That's one of the most uncharitable posts I've seen on this forum.
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Re: Exif data

I do not remove it from my images. I always give my summary of what I consider to be the relevant data, not least because my lenses are mostly manual film lenses and will not register model or aperture in the EXIF anyway.

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That's one of the most uncharitable posts I've seen on this forum.
..... But given my experience is entirely understandable.

In my case the guilty party hadn't even bothered to research the Nikon LS9000C. Had he or she done so they would have known it was a film scanner, not a camera.

I have just tried in Google, and it took all of 0.43 seconds!
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Re: Exif data

Hi I think, maintaining the exit data, is important in that some images have been known to be illegally downloaded and used, I know some may say that the images are to small, but at a photographic club we had an professional person who did demo's one of which he got an image of 1024 x 768 And used a pro software that increased it, s size to a 20 x 16 inch print with very good and usable prints.
Moral being in court cases best to keep exit data intact to prove authorise proof of ownership etc....
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Hi I think, maintaining the exit data, is important in that some images have been known to be illegally downloaded and used, I know some may say that the images are to small, but at a photographic club we had an professional person who did demo's one of which he got an image of 1024 x 768 And used a pro software that increased it, s size to a 20 x 16 inch print with very good and usable prints.
Moral being in court cases best to keep exit data intact to prove authorise proof of ownership etc....
As long as you have the original film or file, (ideally a camera RAW file) with EXIF data, that is all that is needed.

In any case, it is easy enough to edit the EXIF data in a Jpeg, so that provides no protection at all.
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As long as you have the original film or file, (ideally a camera RAW file) with EXIF data, that is all that is needed.
It is not worth much unless you have set your camera to name you for copyright.

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It is not worth much unless you have set your camera to name you for copyright.

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The RAW file usually contains the camera's serial number, so if it is your camera......
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The RAW file usually contains the camera's serial number, so if it is your camera......
In a forum where there is much interest in new versions of camera bodies or new models...

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As long as you have the original film or file, (ideally a camera RAW file) with EXIF data, that is all that is needed.

In any case, it is easy enough to edit the EXIF data in a Jpeg, so that provides no protection at all.
Hi, if they edit the exit then you then it is criminal intent, I all keep the raw a d it always has my name copyrighted in it with the serial numbers of camera and lenses all registered to me any way.
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Re: Exif data

I prefer to see exif data because I want to learn and understand how others are getting the images they do. I have some astro processing software that strips the exif which means that I cannot post to MyOlympus gallery which is a problem for me and others wanting to show what Olympus cameras can do.

I would think that those that edit exif data my find they have invalidated their copyright so any image they post maybe freely copied and used without breaching the copyright it is after all a fraudulent copy anyway.
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