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New ways to find photos -- impoved Exif handling.
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Sergei Sergei
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Dear fotoTalk members,

Great news! We have made improvements to the way information about each photo is recorded and as a result you could easily find photos that have similar characteristics, like Aperture, Focal Length, ISO, etc.

As you know, Exif contains all the technical information about a photograph. All digital cameras record that information and a lot of times photographers choose not to hide it. We've been recording Exif of each photo and displaying along with other information. However, we have never used full capabilities of storing this data. Therefore, after reviewing the stored Exif information, we made it more readable, understandable and usable.

Whenever Exif information is located inside of the photograph, we will try our best to identify the camera it was taken with and will display most common and important information. While viewing a photo, you will see information about Focal Length, Shutter Speed and Aperture. By clicking on Full Exif link, you will see more information, such as Focal Length in 35mm format standard (this normalizes the value among all cameras), ISO, Exposure Compensation, Exposure Mode, Flash, Metering Mode, and Gain Control. Some of the values are links that allow you to search for other photographs with the same characteristic. This will give you an ability to see and compare photos throughout the site. This also means that your work will have more visibility and could be found easier by search engines. In the near future we will be adding more useful features that make use of Exif data.

As always, if you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Happy Holidays!
fotoTalk team
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