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12-29-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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EXIF software program specifically for Pentax

Is there a EXIF software program that will show the IMAGE MODE (Vibrant, Bright etc) specifically for Pentax cameras?

General software doesn't tend to show this setting.

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Does this page show that EXIF?
Check Shutter Count & Camera Manufacture Date Online - EXIF Reader

I know it shows tons of EXIF info.
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EXIFtool will show everything, including brand specific stuff, as will EXIV2. If it's not there, then it's not something that is written to the file.

Here's a table with all the maker specific data: Exiv2 - Image metadata library and tools

I believe the key you are looking for is Exif.Pentax.PictureMode.

If ypour images return a numeric value rather than a name for this key, you can translate by taking a series of test shots in each mode and then seeing what the value is for each shot.
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Does this page show that EXIF?
Check Shutter Count & Camera Manufacture Date Online - EXIF Reader

I know it shows tons of EXIF info.
Thanks for the link!

Yes, it does but i am looking for an off-line solution.

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ExifTool

ExifTool by Phil Harvey

The tag is ImageTone

Pentax Tags

There is even a GUI for Window$.

ExifToolGUI
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There is even a GUI
GUI? Who needs a GUI!
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GUI? Who needs a GUI!
I assume Window$ users. No one has bothered to make one for OS X. Though it is integrated into GraphicConverter. (But you have to use Terminal to make any changes or even to see certain Tags)

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I remember working as a network admin around 1999-2000, and I dropped into a DOS prompt in order to enter some commands. One of the network engineers who happened to be walking by was shocked, exclaiming "You know DOS commands?" like I was speaking Aramaic and asked me to show him how I was doing what I was doing. Mind you, this was someone who was allegedly a "Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer."

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DOS?? Just 'cause I can still harness a mule, pluck a chicken an' hand-prop an aircraft doesn't mean I prefer to.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Theov39 Quote
Is there a EXIF software program that will show the IMAGE MODE (Vibrant, Bright etc) specifically for Pentax cameras?

General software doesn't tend to show this setting.

Thank you!
Why not just use DCU5? The only reason I keep the Pentax software on my computer is for this specific purpose, to show camera settings that don't show up in Lightroom.

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Hi Theo,
Here are the Pentax tags for use in exiftool. You will see picture mode in there.
Pentax Tags

Here is a little bash to do some of that tags decoding stuff for all photos in your dir:
(I think I posted this recently but too old to remember)

#!/bin/bash
PR_topdir=~/Pictures/
cd $PR_topdir
rm *Stats.csv
PR_subdir=(`ls -d */ "$1"`)
PR_Dirs=${#PR_subdir[@]}
for (( k=0; k <$PR_Dirs; k++ )); do
PR_wkdir=$PR_topdir${PR_subdir[k]}
echo $PR_wkdir
for file in $PR_wkdir*; do
if [ ${file: -4} == ".DNG" ] || [ ${file: -4} == ".dng" ] || [ ${file: -4} == ".PEF" ] || [ ${file: -4} == ".pef" ]
then
echo $file
echo $file >> "PR_Images_In_Stats.csv"
echo $(exiftool $file -q -ISO | tr -d -c "[:digit:]") >> "PR_ISO_Stats.csv"
echo $(exiftool $file -q -aperture | tr -d -c "[:digit:]") >> "PR_aperture_Stats.csv" #the decimal pt is stripped, so /10
echo $(exiftool $file -q -FocalLength | tr -d -c "[:digit:]") >> "PR_focal_len_Stats.csv"
fi; done; done


And for the old Space-Cowboys bragging about still knowing DOS, here is your homework, after your nap:
Calculate 5.8^2.35 just using LL scales on your sliderule. (I did a little refresher on that recently, there is almost nothing on the internet about it of course.)
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Thanks everyone, for all the replies! Very useful.

I am a JPEG shooter and I like to compare the difference that the different image modes make so this way i can see which is which although it becomes obvious after a while.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pacerr Quote
DOS?? Just 'cause I can still harness a mule, pluck a chicken an' hand-prop an aircraft doesn't mean I prefer to.
Same with manual lenses. (Sorry folks.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Theov39 Quote
Thanks everyone, for all the replies! Very useful.

I am a JPEG shooter and I like to compare the difference that the different image modes make so this way i can see which is which although it becomes obvious after a while.
Shoot a raw image, open it in DCU5. You can then process it with each Image Tone to see the differences they make. You will be able to see how the settings for Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, etc, change with each tone.
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Shoot a raw image, open it in DCU5. You can then process it with each Image Tone to see the differences they make. You will be able to see how the settings for Saturation, Contrast, Sharpness, etc, change with each tone.
Thanks Dan, I will give that a try.
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