MP 0.25 Win EXIF vs. EXIFTool

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MP 0.25 Win EXIF vs. EXIFTool

Post by JohnFredC » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:42 pm

I see that the ExifTool tab shows more fields (in MakerNotes, for instance), but I am confused by the need for two EXIF tabs.

What is the benefit of one versus the other?
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Re: MP 0.25 Win EXIF vs. EXIFTool

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:15 pm

You can customize the ouput of ExifTool, some users like that :-)
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Re: MP 0.25 Win EXIF vs. EXIFTool

Post by oops66 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:19 pm

xnview wrote:You can customize the ouput of ExifTool, some users like that :-)
Right Pierre, (or more accurately, I use to like that)
Congratulations for the implementation of the EXIFTOOL Pan, especially for the Exiftool Composites data !
I can now have access via XnView to my own composites data from my custom .ExifTool_config file.

-->JohnFredC
Exiftool is a powerful tool, by this way you have the ability to calculate automatically from the embedded meta-data (exif, iptc, xmp,...) if exist, some others custom data like:
CircleOfConfusion
FocalLength35 (35 mm equivalent)
HyperfocalDistance
LightValue
DOF
Image angles: height weight diag.
the CCD pixel size
geo-tagging calculation
so & so
...

See here:
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

Here for an user Customization : ExifTool_config --> ~/.ExifTool_config (Under Linux with the perl version)
See faq item 11. "user-defined tags "
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/faq.html
An .ExifTool_config file sample:
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exi ... onfig.html

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http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=5478
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Re: MP 0.25 Win EXIF vs. EXIFTool

Post by JohnFredC » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:18 pm

Thanks oops66

I know about ExifTool and have sometimes used a GUI with it in the past.

If MP reads ExifTool configs, how does the user assign such a config to the ExifTool tab? ...put a config file in the Add-On folder with ExifTool.exe itself?
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Re: MP 0.25 Win EXIF vs. EXIFTool

Post by oops66 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:07 pm

JohnFredC wrote:...If MP reads ExifTool configs, how does the user assign such a config to the ExifTool tab? ...put a config file in the Add-On folder with ExifTool.exe itself?
If I am right (it was like that in the past, now I not sure), I am afraid that it is only possible under Linux and with the Exiftool Perl version ( not the stand alone Windows ExifTool.exe version - & located for example under the Linux directory /home/$USER/.ExifTool_config (my case) ) by configuring and using the ".ExifTool_config" file ( .* name file is not allowed in windows)

Edit: I have just seen an new option (for me), so maybe it's now possible to use this file under windows and the stand alone Windows ExifTool.exe version

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exiftool -config ExifTool_config
I guess than Pierre has the answer ?
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Re: MP 0.25 Win EXIF vs. EXIFTool

Post by XnTriq » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:30 am

FYI: Under Windows the contents of the PKZIP-SFX file (ActivePerl)...
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\XnViewMP\AddOn\exiftool.exe
... is extracted to...
  • %TEMP%\par-{username}\cache-exiftool-{version}\
... when you click on the EXIFTool tab in the Preview/Info pane of XnVewMP.

IIRC, ExifTool GUI does this too.

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