How to use Phil Harvey's ExifTool?

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  1. Phrasikleia, Mar 24, 2012
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    Phrasikleia macrumors 601

    Phrasikleia

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    Can someone explain to me how I can get ExifTool to provide me with information from a CR2 file? I'm specifically after the multipliers I need to read in order to create a UniWB profile.

    I don't know enough about using the Terminal to get this thing to work. Dragging and dropping a CR2 file onto the program doesn't do anything. If I type "exiftool" into the Terminal, the program starts running, but then what?

    Edit: I found this page, but the instructions there don't work. I get the message "pattern not found" when I drag and drop a file and press return. Is this maybe a Lion issue?
     
  2. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Are you running the latest version of exiftools? It's working fine for me with Lion. Also, make sure you have a space after typing "exiftools" before dragging in the image.

    This is what I typed:
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    exiftools /Users/Mack/Documents/Desktop/IMG_9502.CR2
    Which led to this:
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  3. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the reply, Mackmgg. I really don't know which version I've got, to be honest. It's running in the terminal. I don't see a version. Ugh. So complicated.

    Edit: I found the file I downloaded. It's version 8.84.

    Edit #2: Got it to work! I had to leave off the "s": exiftool /Users...etc.
     
  4. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    OK, now who knows how to get the right values out of this info (the ones I need to assess a UniWB profile)?

    The only values that look relevant are the ones for "Measured RGGB". Is that it, or am I not seeing all of the info in ExifTool?
     

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