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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 9:54:02 PM

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While travelling in the UK I dumped a bunch of photos onto CD's so that
I could erase and continue filling my memory cards.

I went to Boots Pharmacys in Scotland and England and used a kiosk in
each store that transferred my photos from my SD cards to Kodak
"PictureCD"s.

Went I got home I discovered that the EXIF data seems to have been lost.

Is this typical for this sort of transfer or is there some way (in the
future) to make sure this data is preserved? Is it possibly still on
the CD but I don't get it when I transfer to the computer later?

Dave

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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 9:54:03 PM

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Greetings Dave,

When you create a CD from a Kiosk, the transfer information in header
will relate to the date the new file was created and not the EXIF data
in the file as transferred. If you still have the images on your card,
you can transfer to your computer, of course. But, I am afraid that the
header information is lost.

Talk to you soon,

Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 6:46:19 AM

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Ron,

Thanks for clearing that up so I won't be thinking I missed something
next time while transferring to CD's. The kiosks were a welcome sight
when my memory cards were full, so I should be happy I could save the
images and keep on shooting at least.

Dave

Ron Baird wrote:
> Greetings Dave,
>
> When you create a CD from a Kiosk, the transfer information in header
> will relate to the date the new file was created and not the EXIF data
> in the file as transferred. If you still have the images on your card,
> you can transfer to your computer, of course. But, I am afraid that the
> header information is lost.
>
> Talk to you soon,
>
> Ron Baird
> Eastman Kodak Company
>
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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 5:20:18 PM

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"Ron Baird" <ronbaird@kodak.com> wrote in message
news:1126205316.668649.273480@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Greetings Dave,
>
> When you create a CD from a Kiosk, the transfer information in header
> will relate to the date the new file was created and not the EXIF data
> in the file as transferred. If you still have the images on your card,
> you can transfer to your computer, of course. But, I am afraid that the
> header information is lost.
>
>
Ron,
I'm curious. How can you copy the file without copying the data within the
file?
In other words, what's the difference between transferring a file from the
PC and from the CD Kiosk?
Thanks
Marcel
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 8:53:07 PM

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On 8 Sep 2005 11:48:36 -0700 in rec.photo.digital, "Ron Baird"
<ronbaird@kodak.com> wrote,
>Greetings Dave,
>
>When you create a CD from a Kiosk, the transfer information in header
>will relate to the date the new file was created and not the EXIF data
>in the file as transferred.

If by that you mean that the EXIF data in the file cannot be
transferred along with the file, then that is absolutely horrible.
I hope the programmer who cannot transfer a file from one medium
to another with every byte intact is suitably punished.
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 5:26:30 PM

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Greetings Marcel,

Actually, unless you use software that will retain the EXIF data on a
file, it will likely be lost if you copy an image to another location
on your system. Windows will keep the data but change the date.
Programs like Irfanview have options that will retain existing header
information.

The difference is in how it is moved. One is writing a new file the
other is copying a file to a location. Windows does it but not all
other programs do.

Best Regards,


Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company
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