Author Topic: Potential problem extracting SerialNumber from Kodak Easyshare C1013  (Read 1792 times)

mattburns

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Hi Phil,

This is just a friendly note about a potential bug.

I've noticed an abundance of photos on flickr (I assume they use exiftool?) with the same serial number (ZD644156442) but from different users. I have one sample image that also returns this serial number when passed through exiftool. (exiftool 8.46 on windows xp). There are examples of other serial numbers for this same model however.

I assume one of the following is true:
  • exiftool is not extracting the full serial (eg, the serial is truncated somehow)
  • the field being read by exiftool does not represent the serial number
  • there was a mistake at the kodak factory and multiple cameras left with the same serial
  • this model uses a currently unseen makernote format (ie, not kodak type9 tags)

Anyway, I just thought I'd share this with you in case you find it useful.

Thanks again for such a useful tool (I may have to set that as my signature!)
-Matt

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Re: Potential problem extracting SerialNumber from Kodak Easyshare C1013
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 07:25:38 AM »
Hi Matt,

Thanks.  This serial number tag hadn't been confirmed, and from your observations even if it is a serial number it is unreliable, so I will change the name of this tag from "SerialNumber" to "UnknownNumber".

- Phil
« Last Edit: August 21, 2011, 07:54:22 AM by Phil Harvey »
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