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it-expert-witness
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Hi,

I've been using Irfanview to view Exif data in jpg files and it is very good (especially as it's free). However, I've noticed that it doesn't include the GPS timestamp in the usual format - the example I looked at said "20 4 20.08" which I believe relates to a time of 200420.08

Lightroom doesn't show the timestamp at all - it does show the coordinates

ExifPro 2.0 shows it correctly as "200420.08"

Some Exif tags are shown with version numbers as 100 in one application and 1.00 in another etc.

My question is, is there a program that is accepted by law enforcement agencies as the standard for reading Exif data from jpg files? Preferably one that doesn't cost the earth )

Chris

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Posted : 15/05/2020 3:33 pm
watcher
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EXIF is an evolving list, there is no definitive answer.

You want Phil Harvey's ExifTool  .

 

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Posted : 18/05/2020 10:20 pm
it-expert-witness
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@watcher

Thanks, I've been playing around with that since your recommendation and it certainly is powerful.  Shame it doesn't have a nice easy gui front end.  But then you wouldn't need to be an "expert" to use it  😊 

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Posted : 01/06/2020 4:32 pm
jaclaz
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Posted by: @it-expert-witness

@watcher

Thanks, I've been playing around with that since your recommendation and it certainly is powerful.  Shame it doesn't have a nice easy gui front end.  But then you wouldn't need to be an "expert" to use it  😊 

https://exiftool.org/gui/

http://www.moonsoftware.com/exifmixer.asp

https://gui2-for-exiftool.weebly.com/

https://hvdwolf.github.io/pyExifToolGUI/

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jaclaz

 

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Posted : 01/06/2020 7:55 pm
it-expert-witness
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@jaclaz

Brilliant, thanks.  That's given me loads to play with  😊 

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Posted : 01/06/2020 8:20 pm
trewmte
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Posted by: @it-expert-witness

My question is, is there a program that is accepted by law enforcement agencies as the standard for reading Exif data from jpg files? Preferably one that doesn't cost the earth )

I wouldn't worry whether law enforcement have an accepted standard for reading Exif data from jpg files or not.

More importantly, focus on whether the "tool" you wish to use has the capability to alter or delete data; most tools do, so a read only version would be best but that tool could be limited in data it reveals.

I looked through some of my old notes about Exif data and jpg storing embedded GPS data. As a suggestion to try out, if you use MAC. Open the generic file view titled "PREVIEW". Select "TOOLS", then select "SHOW INSPECTOR" followed by selecting "GPS". A thumbnail map and GPS data should be revealed with an option to select "LOCATE" which opens Google maps to show location.

Finding a tool you want to have all the features does mean lots of testing. To add to your list here is another tool (capability to alter/delete data):

https://opanda.com/en/
https://opanda.com/en/pe/index.html
https://opanda.com/en/iexif/iexifpro.htm

Works on Win7, Win8, but not tried on Win10

 

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Posted : 02/06/2020 8:46 am
it-expert-witness
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@trewmte

Thanks, good point.

I'm not a Mac user but I will try the Power Exif tool you've suggested.

For other readers of this thread...

So far, the best results have been using Phil Harvey's ExifTool (thanks @watcher) https://exiftool.org/exiftool_pod.html in combination with ExifToolGui (thanks @jaclaz).  ExifToolGui mostly works very well but the Google Maps part is broken (I think Google have updated their api since the program was written). Make sure to use "All" as the default view for the data ("Exif" only shows some of the data). Maker shows some amazing information about the camera - even the temperature when the photo was taken (for some Canon cameras at least).

ExifReader - shows a lot of information very simply

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Posted : 02/06/2020 9:33 am
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