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Preserving exif

Apr 16, 2011, 14:17
Post: #1
Preserving exif
When I resize or crop a photo, it would be nice to be able to keep all the original information in the exif tag. Instead the tag appears empty.
Is it possible to maintain the original, possibly with additional info indicating post-process?
Or, just the original, indicating camera and lens, aperture and exposure?
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Apr 17, 2011, 18:28
Post: #2
RE: Preserving exif
Thank you for your reply, but, I really don't understand it.
You posted a screenshot of a dialogue box that looks like everything I was hoping for.
But when I found my " Save as JPG" advanced options dialogue box, the "Save EXIF Data" option is faded.
As a windows user, and not programmer, is my desire to preserve exif data hopeless?
Or is there anyplace or anyone who might direct me towards enabling that faded out
"Save EXIF Data" option?
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Apr 17, 2011, 20:47 (This post was last modified: Apr 17, 2011 20:52 by Virago.)
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RE: Preserving exif
On my Windows XP system what I found is that if I create a new image and then try to save it as a jpeg, the option is grayed out. If I open an existing image that has exif information, then the option is available when I try to save. I'm guessing here that the option will be grayed out if there is no exif info to save. Is it possible that the picture you're working on never had exif data in it?

If you want to use it as a test, the image attached below definitely has exif data in it.


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Apr 17, 2011, 21:29
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RE: Preserving exif
(Apr 17, 2011 21:15)ofnuts Wrote:  PS: now I understand where your handle comes from. A man of taste Smile
Thank you... I just wish mine looked as good as the one in the picture.Cool

In the interest of full disclosure I should point out that I found that image on a site somewhere. Mine is an '89 with about 60k miles, and not nearly as shiny anymore.

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Apr 18, 2011, 20:31
Post: #5
RE: Preserving exif
I don't remember where I got it, but a "gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup-1.exe" is still on my computer, apparently that's what I installed.

I would try a new installation, if you are suggesting that might help. If so, where should I get the wingimp package? That sourceforge link brings up a 404 error.
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