Author Topic: How to Print EXIF data  (Read 3381 times)

cooperin

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How to Print EXIF data
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:43:30 AM »
The program produces excellent EXIF data which is important to me for my records.

How do I print out the EXIF data that shows in the right hand window of the program?

I am running win 7.

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Richard

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Re: How to Print EXIF data
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 09:51:50 AM »
Hi Richard,

I think the usual thing to do would be to send the ExifTool output to a .txt file:

exiftool image.jpg > out.txt

Then print the .txt file using your favourite technique.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

cooperin

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Re: How to Print EXIF data
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 10:09:35 AM »
Hi Phil, thanks again for my education.

I can export the EXIF data as either a txt file (10.5KB) or an HTML file (763KB).

Why is the MTML file larger and by the way much more detailed but harder for me to understand until I look up the tag descriptions?


Richard

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Re: How to Print EXIF data
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 10:22:22 AM »
Phil, interesting, if I scroll down using the HTML file format about 3/4 of the way down the data appears in a readable form that I can print out.
Thanks as always
Richard

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Re: How to Print EXIF data
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 10:32:19 AM »
How are you exporting these files?  It sounds like you aren't using the exiftool command-line application.  But if you are, tell me the command you are using and I can answer your question.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: How to Print EXIF data
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 10:59:42 AM »
Phil, I am using the stand alone version with a separate GUI program and running win 7.

The export to a txt file works just right.

Am I correct that the headings EXIF, XMP, IPTC and Maker data is all included in the heading ALL so when I print it out, I should not be missing any data.?

I think so but want to make sure.

Appreciate.
Richard

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Re: How to Print EXIF data
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 12:27:13 PM »
Hi Richard,

I can't answer about whether the GUI extracts everything.  With the command-line application, you get everything if you add the -a option (to allow duplicate tags).

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).