Old 05-03-2009, 06:48 AM   #1
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Why do some people choose to hide this information from their photos? What are they worried about showing? I for one find EXIF data interesting and informative. EXIF data has also provided to be a good learning tool for me.

Do you choose to hide this data and if so why?

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Old 05-03-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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Two reasons for not showing EXIF I can think of:

a) Competition. By not showing information such as camera type, settings (exposure, aperture) or time of day, you're putting any competitors at a disadvantage.

b) You're skipping work or school to get a shot and you don't want the higher ups to have evidence when they suspect you were truant!
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Or you may be saving your finished photo without it.
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Well, for starters when you scan a lot of slides there's no EXIF data.

Second, when you finally figure out that for your digital shots, if you finally-after-2-years-of-trying-everything-but-save-as, figure out whatcha been doing wrong, it makes the difference.
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I show all of mine, but if i work the tiff they just show camera make? not hiding a thing.
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My workflow, and programs used prevent exif data from following the photo.

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The photoshop "save for web" command deletes all exif data, doing a "save" or "save as" keeps it. I think most photoshop users use the "save for web" command if they are saving a shot for the web.
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Two reasons for not showing EXIF I can think of:

a) Competition. By not showing information such as camera type, settings (exposure, aperture) or time of day, you're putting any competitors at a disadvantage.
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Do you really think that there are people out there that would hide it so that other people don't find out their "secrets"? Boy, if that's true that is sooo sad.

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I took the command off for a few shots when I called in "sick" a few years ago. I like EXIF data, but I'm not always lookingnat it for other people. However, I can imagine there are sdome people, few though they may be, that hide it for the first reason Ween mentioned. It also reminds me of one of the Flickr acounts where someone stole a lot of pictures and implied they had shot them all. But the EXIF data they left on all the pictures said they used about 20 different cameras in all styles, makes and models.
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The photoshop "save for web" command deletes all exif data, doing a "save" or "save as" keeps it. I think most photoshop users use the "save for web" command if they are saving a shot for the web.
With my shots I use save as, and with a tiff just part of the exif shows. If I pull a jpg off a RAW the hole exif shows?
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If you really want to see the EXIF data for a person's image and they have disabled it on RailPictures, right click and save a person's image then open it in PhotoShop.
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If you really want to see the EXIF data for a person's image and they have disabled it on RailPictures, right click and save a person's image then open it in PhotoShop.
Unless they used the Save for Web feature, right?
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If you really want to see the EXIF data for a person's image and they have disabled it on RailPictures, right click and save a person's image then open it in PhotoShop.
What if they have it disabled via "save for web"?
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What if they have it disabled via "save for web"?
Jim...are you blind?

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Here, let me help you with that:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/reiterate

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Here, let me help you with that:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/reiterate

Nice, but it looks more like you were in the first stages of equine flogging:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beating_a_dead_horse

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Nice, but it looks more like you were in the first stages of equine flogging:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beating_a_dead_horse

This all could have been avoided with this...



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