How to use Phil Harvey's ExifTool?

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?
 
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mackmgg

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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:
 

Phrasikleia

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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.
 

Phrasikleia

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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?