EXIF reader (including shutter count) for NEFs under Leopard?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Westside guy, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Hi all,

    I was reading about how Nikon puts the shutter actuation information into an EXIF field (I've got a D70), so I thought I'd check it out - but I'm running into problems. It appears the free version of GraphicConverter that came with OS X (not sure if it came with Leopard) doesn't seem to work under Leopard. So I found a recommendation for "EXIF Viewer"... but that won't read NEFs. And, of course, VersionTracker has been mostly unavailable for the past week or two.

    I realize this should be a simple thing, but - can anyone recommend an EXIF reader that a) works under Leopard; b) can handle NEF; and c) reads the shutter actuation count?

    Thank you very much!
  2. francism macrumors newbie


    Sep 3, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    The response should also note that the actuation count only appears in jpeg files. For some reason that information isn't written to NEFs.
  4. francism macrumors newbie


    Sep 3, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I verified that it does indeed work with NEF files as well.

    ---- ExifTool ----
    ExifToolVersion: 7.69
    ---- File ----
    FileName: DSC_0189.NEF
    Directory: /Users/xxxxx/Desktop
    FileSize: 4.9 MB
    FileModifyDate: 2009:03:22 14:52:09-04:00
    FileType: NEF
    MIMEType: image/x-raw
    ExifByteOrder: Big-endian (Motorola, MM)
    ---- IFD0 ----
    Model: NIKON D70s
    Software: Ver.1.00
    ModifyDate: 2009:03:22 14:52:09
    ReferenceBlackWhite: 0 255 0 255 0 255
    DateTimeOriginal: 2009:03:22 14:52:09
    TIFF-EPStandardID: 1 0 0 0
    ---- SubIFD ----
    JpgFromRawStart: 131072
    JpgFromRawLength: 697470
    YCbCrPositioning: Co-sited
    ---- SubIFD1 ----
    SubfileType: Full-resolution Image
    ImageWidth: 3040
    ImageHeight: 2014
    BitsPerSample: 12
    Compression: Nikon NEF Compressed
    PhotometricInterpretation: Color Filter Array
    StripOffsets: 828784
    Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
    SamplesPerPixel: 1
    RowsPerStrip: 2014
    StripByteCounts: 4351047
    XResolution: 300
    YResolution: 300
    PlanarConfiguration: Chunky
    ResolutionUnit: inches
    CFARepeatPatternDim: 2 2
    CFAPattern2: 2 1 1 0
    ---- ExifIFD ----
    ExposureTime: 1/60
    FNumber: 36.0
    ExposureProgram: Aperture-priority AE
    CreateDate: 2009:03:22 14:52:09
    ExposureCompensation: +4/3
    MaxApertureValue: 5.5
    MeteringMode: Multi-segment
    Flash: No Flash
    FocalLength: 105.0 mm
    SubSecTime: 10
    SubSecTimeOriginal: 10
    SubSecTimeDigitized: 10
    SensingMethod: One-chip color area
    FileSource: Digital Camera
    SceneType: Directly photographed
    CustomRendered: Normal
    ExposureMode: Auto
    DigitalZoomRatio: 1
    FocalLengthIn35mmFormat: 157 mm
    SceneCaptureType: Standard
    GainControl: None
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Normal
    SubjectDistanceRange: Unknown
    ---- Nikon ----
    MakerNoteVersion: 2.10
    ISO: 200
    Quality: Raw
    WhiteBalance: Flash
    FocusMode: AF-S
    FlashSetting: Normal
    FlashType: Comdr.,TTL
    WhiteBalanceFineTune: 3
    ProgramShift: 0
    ExposureDifference: -10.0
    FlashExposureComp: +1
    ISOSetting: 200
    FlashExposureBracketValue: 0.0
    ExposureBracketValue: 0
    ToneComp: Auto
    LensType: G VR
    Lens: 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6
    FlashMode: Fired, Commander Mode
    AFAreaMode: Single Area
    AFPoint: Center
    AFPointsInFocus: Center
    ShootingMode: Single-Frame
    ContrastCurve: (Binary data 4160 bytes, use -b option to extract)
    ColorHue: Mode1a
    LightSource: Speedlight
    HueAdjustment: 0
    NEFCompression: Lossy (type 1)
    NoiseReduction: Off
    LinearizationTable: (Binary data 1412 bytes, use -b option to extract)
    WB_RGBGLevels: 609 256 390 256
    LensDataVersion: 0101
    ExitPupilPosition: 107.8 mm
    AFAperture: 5.5
    FocusPosition: 0x33
    FocusDistance: 0.71 m
    LensIDNumber: 139
    LensFStops: 5.33
    MinFocalLength: 18.3 mm
    MaxFocalLength: 201.6 mm
    MaxApertureAtMinFocal: 3.6
    MaxApertureAtMaxFocal: 5.7
    MCUVersion: 141
    EffectiveMaxAperture: 5.5
    RawImageCenter: 1520 1008
    SensorPixelSize: 7.8 x 7.8 um
    SerialNumber: No= 30048789
    ShutterCount: 21062
    FlashInfoVersion: 0100
    FlashModel: Internal
    ExternalFlashFlags: (none)
    FlashCommanderMode: Off
    FlashControlMode: Off
    FlashGroupAControlMode: Off
    FlashGroupBControlMode: Off
    FlashGroupAExposureComp: 0
    FlashGroupBExposureComp: 0
    ImageOptimization: Normal
    ---- NikonPreview ----
    PreviewImageStart: 8112
    PreviewImageLength: 24773
    ---- Composite ----
    Aperture: 36.0
    BlueBalance: 1.523438
    CFAPattern: [Blue,Green][Green,Red]
    ImageSize: 3040x2014
    JpgFromRaw: (Binary data 697470 bytes, use -b option to extract)
    LensID: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
    LensSpec: 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
    PreviewImage: (Binary data 24773 bytes, use -b option to extract)
    RedBalance: 2.378906
    ScaleFactor35efl: 1.5
    ShutterSpeed: 1/60
    SubSecCreateDate: 2009:03:22 14:52:09.10
    SubSecDateTimeOriginal: 2009:03:22 14:52:09.10
    SubSecModifyDate: 2009:03:22 14:52:09.10
    CircleOfConfusion: 0.020 mm
    DOF: 0.06 m (0.68 - 0.74)
    FOV: 11.2 deg (0.14 m)
    FocalLength35efl: 105.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.0 mm)
    HyperfocalDistance: 15.24 m
    LightValue: 15.2
  5. detexif, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012

    detexif macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2012


    I develop a Exif reader tool called Detexif, currently available in the Mac App Store.

    It shows the shutter count along with a range of other information it reads from the file metadata.

    I have around 5 review copies I would like to give away.

    Edit :
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    Code expires on Tue Jan 01 23:00:41 PST 2013

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