Friday, May 17, 2013
Where's the EXIF?!
For all of the time that I've used Google's Blogger, I never realized that I was losing so much EXIF information on the pictures that I've posted.
Take the front view of the Wade House picture (please!) posted on May 15.
On the left is a screen grab of the original Jpeg properties. On the right is a grab of the same properties after pulling the picture back down from the blog page. Even the Date taken information has been removed!
No doubt that at some time I must have agreed to a Google EULA which told me I was going to have all of this information stripped. Nothing in the Policies and Terms of Service, however.
" ...You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything.
But the plans were on display...
On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.
That's the display department.
With a torch.
Ah, well the lights had probably gone.
So had the stairs.
But look you found the notice didn't you?
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware of The Leopard."
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy