modern digital cameras provide a great deal of information along
with each stored image in the EXIF data. ImageDB allows you to view
this data and copy it across to the ImageDB image properties.
There is a very large amount of data typically contained in
this EXIF header
and not all of it is going to be of interest to all users. The EXIF data consists
of a collection of "tags" containing data about the camera and the
image and is split up into three main sections:
- Main - general information - some manufacturers provide their own tags
instead of some of these in their own section (see 3).
- Sub - additional general information. As with the main section some
manufacturers provide their own tags instead of some of these in their own
section (see 3).
- Manufacturer - manufacturer information. Each manufacturer can supply
their own "Maker Notes". Obviously these are different for each
manufacturer and sometimes different for different ranges of models from one
manufacturer. The great problem here is that this data can be quite hard to
come by and difficult to keep up to date (new tags added for new models).
Currently supported cameras include - Canon, Olympus, Nikon and Fujifilm. I
hope to add more as I get hold of the data.
To try and make viewing of this data easy the EXIF dialog is split into five
tabs; one for each of the sections described above, one for Favourites and
one for Filter. Tags from the main, sub and manufacturer sections can be added
into either the Favourites or the Filter sections (see below).
Tags placed in the filter section will not be displayed in the main, sub or
manufacturer sections, leaving only the data that you want to see. T
The idea is to place all the tags that you are most interested in into the
Favourites section. This is the first section that is displayed and its values
can also be copied into the ImageDB image
Individual tags can be selected to be copied from the Favourites section into
the ImageDB properties.