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Shy about one's apertures

Question : How does Flickr.com know what kind of digital camera I use when I post photos on the site ? Is there a way to keep this information from being displayed ?

Answer : When you press that shutter button, a digital camera may record more than just he image.

If you're saving your pictures in the JPEG format, your camera embeds what's called Exchangeable Image File ( EXIF ) information right in the photo itself.

The EXIF data records the date and time the picture was taken, as well as the camera model and other technical information. The EXIF data can be used by image-editing programs and printers to enhance photos.

On Flickr, the EXIF data for a particular picture is displayed when you click on the More Properties link on the photo's own page.

Go to http://flickr.com/account/prefs/privacy, sign into your account and put a check in the Yes box next to "Hide my EXIF data. "Click the Save Changes button.

EXIF data can be helpful if you're interested in digital photography and want to see the technical data and specific settings recorded for an image.

You can see a sample of EXIF data at http://snipurl.com/1u1nm, and the Digicamhelp ( www.digicamhelp.com/learn/glossary/exif.php ) site has an EXIF tutorial as well.


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