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What is Exif data?

Exif data is a record of the settings a camera used to take a photo or video. This information is embedded into the files the camera saves, and we read and display it here.


Taken on May 7, 2012 at 12.11PM PDT
Posted to Flickr May 9, 2012 at 8.55AM PDT

Exif data

Camera Nikon D5000
Exposure 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 35 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias +1/3 EV
Flash No Flash
X-Resolution 100 dpi
Y-Resolution 100 dpi
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
Software Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Macintosh
Date and Time (Modified) 2012:05:09 16:50:28
Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE
Date and Time (Original) 2012:05:07 12:11:57.50+01:00
Date and Time (Digitized) 2012:05:07 12:11:57
Max Aperture Value 1.7
Metering Mode Center-weighted average
Light Source Cloudy
Sub Sec Time 50
Sub Sec Time Original 50
Sub Sec Time Digitized 50
Color Space Uncalibrated
Sensing Method One-chip color area
CFAPattern [Green,Blue][Red,Green]
Custom Rendered Normal
Exposure Mode Auto
White Balance Manual
Digital Zoom Ratio 1
Focal Length (35mm format) 52 mm
Scene Capture Type Standard
Gain Control Low gain up
Contrast Normal
Saturation Normal
Sharpness Normal
Subject Distance Range Unknown
Compression JPEG (old-style)
Global Angle 30
Global Altitude 30
Photoshop Quality 12
Photoshop Format Standard
Progressive Scans 3 Scans
XMPToolkit Adobe XMP Core 4.2.2-c063 53.360203, 2008/10/08-10:23:48
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
Creator Tool Ver.1.00
Rating 0
Metadata Date 2012:05:09 16:50:28+01:00
Lens 35.0 mm f/1.8
Image Number 5799
Sidecar For Extension NEF
Color Mode 3
ICCProfile Name Adobe RGB (1998)
Format image/jpeg
Original Document ID xmp.did:FA52F0B81D20681195FED71EF5375708
History Action saved
History Instance ID xmp.iid:FA52F0B81D20681195FED71EF5375708
History When 2012:05:09 16:50:28+01:00
History Software Agent Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Macintosh
History Changed /
History Parameters from image/tiff to image/jpeg
Derived From Original Document ID xmp.did:FA52F0B81D20681195FED71EF5375708
Color Transform YCbCr
Flash Return No return detection
Flash Mode Unknown
Flash Function False
Flash Red Eye Mode False