Using EOG and other image viewers to learn tricks of photography
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<img class="size-medium wp-image-2472" title="Eye of Gnome Viewer with exif data" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/eog-300x218.jpg" alt="Eye of Gnome Viewer with exif data" width="300" height="218" />
Today we will look at how a simple viewer like <a class="zem_slink" title="Eye of GNOME" rel="homepage" href="http://www.gnome.org/projects/eog/">EOG of Gnome can help you learn some basic things about Photography.
To begin with, we will open eog and then go to :
Edit -> Preferences -> Plugins
<a class="zem_slink" title="Exchangeable image file format" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format">Exif Display
Now, press Ctrl + F9 or go to view and enable sidebar.
In the sidebar, now you can see the exif details of the Photo. Though this is just the basic exif infomation and iptc data is not displayed but this will probably still give you an idea of what was the Zoom, Expo time and Aperture <a class="zem_slink" title="Film speed" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_speed">Speed along with the <a class="zem_slink" title="International Organization for Standardization" rel="homepage" href="http://www.iso.org/">ISO for the picture. This will help you decide on how these settings might affect the <a class="zem_slink" title="Photograph" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photograph">photo. Probably you can take a few photo of the same scene with different settings and see how they affect them 🙂
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Authored By Amit Agarwal
Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.