William Sanford

Joined May 2009

I have loved photography all my life. I think taking pictures not only helps us preserve memories, it also shows us what kind of beauty...

How to get details of a digital photograph file in Windows.

More groups on RB are expecting information on the digital picture that you have taken. A lot of photography doesn’t require such detail, just a great photo. If you are in a situation where someone asks for the f-stop or ISO, this could be your guide on how to get the info you need.

When you take photos from most digital cameras these days, they carry Exif information. Exchangeable image file format (Exif) that uses the existing JPEG, TIFF Rev. 6.0, and RIFF WAV file formats, with the addition of specific metadata tags. It is not supported in JPEG 2000, PNG, or GIF.

For most who upload the .JPG files directly from the camera, this should work.

To get the Exif properties from Vista and XP:

In both versions, you go to the picture on the hard drive (From My Computer or Explorer in a File Manager view) and right click it. The menu that pops up should have “Properties” at the bottom of the menu list.

In Vista, left click “Properties” and the Properties box has two or more tabs. Click on the “Details” tab and scroll down until you see the info you need.

In XP, left click “Properties” then click the Summary tab and then click on the Advanced button. This should get you the values you are looking for.

Disclaimer: This is a general guide. There might be issues with the digital picture, operating system or camera. This is only meant to assist in the extraction of the digital picture details.

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