A&P Why are you all stripping your EXIF data before you post?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by mestizo, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. mestizo

    mestizo New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    8,314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Iowa
  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    smugmug strips mine to make load times faster
     
  3. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,296
    Likes Received:
    0
    A lot of times the stuff I post is processed to the point that the data gets lost.

    Not like EXIF data really matters anyway. Why would it matter if all the best pics in the world were taken with a FUJI disposable and scanned into digital existence? They'd still be great pics. The data only helps to critique a noobs work by saying something like "use a higher F number" or something of the sort when dealing with getting things in focus.
     
  4. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    27,892
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    So nobody can tell I shoot everything on automatic.
     
  5. Gvidon

    Gvidon New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    16,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I don't even have exif reader.
     
  6. Xtreme2k2

    Xtreme2k2 GTI Crew ಠ_ಠ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    19,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Exif Reader FF addon ftw
     
  7. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    85,489
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Sparkopolis
    probably so you can't find out that they're shooting everything in automatic
     
  8. f/2.8L

    f/2.8L New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2004
    Messages:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    404
    Not sure about the new version, but I know older versions of Adobe PS "Save for web" strips it. I'm guessing CS4 does it too.
     
  9. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    39,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dirty Canada
    :werd: but if the data is stripped, i.e. by smugmug/flickr, then there's nothing for the addon to read.
     
  10. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    there's just a check box that says whether or not to preserve the metadata :cool:
     
  11. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    29,805
    Likes Received:
    7
    mine has the box checked by default for some reason, never unchecked it :mamoru:
     
  12. ThexToddster

    ThexToddster New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    20,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Woodcrest, CA
    I strip exif so no one knows I shoot with a P&S...
     
  13. HaloZ

    HaloZ New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Corpus Christi Tx!!
    no idea where it is in CS3.

    when i shoot in Jpg, edit and resave, it's stay in in.

    when i shoot in nef, edit, and save in JPG its gone. =(
     
  14. Section8

    Section8 .

    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Messages:
    99,761
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Golden, CO
    i don't strip mine, i have two places i usually upload pictures, imageevent and flickr. imageevent will strip it out once it is uploaded but I'm moving away from using them anyway.
     
  15. Xtreme2k2

    Xtreme2k2 GTI Crew ಠ_ಠ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    19,987
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    this is true, i just looked back at that thread I made with pics of my niece, and there is no exif data :o but its on the flickr page if you look :rolleyes:
     
  16. the Rosswog

    the Rosswog OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    who cares, EXIF doesn't matter, camera settings don't matter.
     
  17. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    Because I steal all my pictures from other people.
     
  18. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    104,681
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    and crop so that the watermark is gone so they can be remarked as your own?

    :eek3:
     
  19. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    .
     
  20. Bloke

    Bloke Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2003
    Messages:
    26,775
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pekin, IL
    i dunno let me post a pic and see
    [​IMG]
    edit oh thats why nothing usefull shows up
     
  21. johan

    johan Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sahasrara; magnetic violet infinite
    who cares about exif, its rarely interesting or useful. Rarely.
     
  22. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    39,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dirty Canada
    Though it is handy for noobs to check out the exif, so they can gain some understanding of the technical process behind an impressive photo, without having to annoy the fuck out of you with pointless questions.
     
  23. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2004
    Messages:
    30,111
    Likes Received:
    91
    because if i ever wanted to take the exact same picture as you, in the exact same location, with the exact same light, with the exact same camera and lens, ill know exactly what to set the camera to!!
     
  24. geekierthanyou

    geekierthanyou Crews: DSLR, Brolie, Classic Car, Gun, Zombie, Pro

    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    Messages:
    3,425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Covina, CA
    Flickr strips if you don't post the full size pic, and I always post med or large but never full, so no exif.
     

Share This Page