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Extracting Focus Mode From Metadata  
User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

I've recently realized I've potentially screwed up a number of shots by not having my camera in the proper autofocus mode while shooting, so I'm trying to figure out how to pull that information from the photo's metadata if it's possible. The body in question is a Canon EOS Rebel XSi.

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User currently offlineckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 731 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

I think Canon provides this info as a note, and not part of the standard Exif schema (I don't think there is provision for this in the standard schema)

However, this tool

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

may be able to get the info you want (and a whole lot more besides). It does show the focus mode for my 7D and 1D, but I haven't got a Rebel to test it on.

I tried this for the first time on a file after processing - its amazing what data it can extract, including all my camera raw processing settings, the history of the file processing .... even data from my monitor calibration. Not sure I'll ever have a need for it, but nice to know where I can get it if I do.

Cheers

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineHNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Quoting ckw (Reply 1):
It does show the focus mode for my 7D and 1D, but I haven't got a Rebel to test it on.

Works on my pictures. Thanks for the help!


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