Why does ICE strip the EXIF information? RRS feed

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  • Let me first say that I think ICE is an excellent program.

    But I don't like that the resulting panorama pictures lack the EXIF information. I am one of the administrators of the Flickr group FZ1000 Fan Club. Only pictures taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 may be posted there. A requirement is therefore that the EXIF information  must be visible. I must therefore use another program to copy EXIF info from one of the original images to the panorama image.

    Could ICE not do this? It's possible that not all users would want this, but then it could be an option, couldn't it?

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:45 PM

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  • I can't speak for the developers of ICE, but I can tell you from my knowledge about EXIF why I wouldn't have done it:

    A lot of the EXIF information is either related to image dimension or exposure which *must* be changed as part of the stitching process. EXIF information for a stitched image should be a composite of the EXIF information of the individual images. If so, how should the numerical values be combined? Median? Average? Sum? And for the string values concatenation? Or take the applicable values from one picture only?

    For me these are just too many questions with no easy answer. So I would say ICE is not stripping EXIF information as the composite is a *new* image. The developers just opted not to copy anything instead of building a complicated EXIF handler module.

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 5:33 AM
  • Does other camera/smartphone panorama mode add any exif to pictures? If so what values are there, only camera model?
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 5:53 AM
  • I would suggest ICE to allow user to include partial EXIF information such as camera name, exposure information, creator, etc. as an option before the file is exported. Though the photo after stitch is a new one, I would like to record what kind of camera, lens, f stop, shutter speed (can be average of the photos) that I have used to generate this new photo.
    Saturday, September 9, 2017 4:13 AM