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