Wednesday, 8 February 2006

Lack of EXIF information from Pentax Digicams

My Pentax Optio 550 doesn't seem to record the ISO setting in the EXIF data (I can't believe it's taken me two and a half years to notice this omission). Which is a pain when you want to run Neat Image on your photos to remove the noise as knowing the ISO value is a pre-requisite to picking the right noise profile.

Enter the perl module Image-ExifTool by Phil Harvey. I've now downloaded and installed my first ever perl module from CPAN - and into Cygwin no less. Hopefully this will be good enough that I can ditch my Bash script that renames my photos based on the date information in the JPGs, now I can extend it and learn perl in the process...

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