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12-17-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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White Balance in EXIF; why not

I have a blued image. And, I wanted to confirm that an inappropriate white balance was the cause.
I was surprised that it was not recorded in the EXIF.
Maybe, I don't know how to read the tag.
Why isn't it there?

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12-17-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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It's there, you just need a better exif reader. The ones we use on the forum when you upload photos - jhead and exiftool - can both read white balance. I'm pretty sure lightroom can as well

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12-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
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Photome is an excellent standalone reader/editor, and Exif Viewer is a decent Firefox addon.

You might want to report that omission to the devs of FastStone, it's a pretty basic tag to leave out.
12-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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Thank you, Adam.
I downloaded exiftool. There is a lot of information there. Maybe that's why they call it metadata.

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+1 for Photome. I've just installed the FF addon as well. See how it goes.
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Metadata is data about data, so the EXIF is metadata as it's data about an image, which is the data.
12-23-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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Photome development seems to have stopped. ExifTool is regularly updated. ExifToolGUI does help though

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