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PrintEXIF v4.0 – Automatic Lens ID

I’ve incorporated automatic lens identification into the latest version of the PrintEXIF script. Previous versions have required either the selection of a Nikon or Canon lens from a drop-down menu or entering a lens description manually. In v4.0 I’ve taken advantage of the fact that most modern DSLRs write the lens information to the image file’s metadata. The user interface now shows the lens ID in the dialog box, if it is available in metadata, and lets the user choose to use that ID or enter the ID manually in a text box.

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PrintEXIF and GalleryFrame Scripts and Adobe® Photoshop® CS4

I have updated and tested the PrintEXIF script (v3.1) to work in Adobe Photoshop CS4, and have tested the GalleryFrame script (v2.0) to confirm that it works in CS4.

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PrintEXIF Script v3.0

PrintEXIF, a Photoshop script that started as an adaptation of a script I found on a DPReview forum, has taken on a life of its own. For those unfamiliar with PrintEXIF, the script was written (in JavaScript) to prepare an image for display on the Web by “framing” the image and “printing” its EXIF information (shooting data) into the bottom of the frame. Why do this? When photographs are posted on photography forums, forum readers frequently ask, “What aperture and shutter speed did you use?”, “What ISO?”, “Which lens and what focal length?” You get the idea. So to answer those questions, PrintEXIF can be used to put that information into the photograph itself.

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GalleryFrame Script Updated to v2.0

The GalleryFrame script has been updated to add new features, improve performance and fix a few bugs. GalleryFrame is a script for Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 (or CS2) that automates the generation of a frame for an image intended for Web display. The frame that is generated is similar to the asymmetrical frames used in galleries to display prints.

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PrintEXIF and GalleryFrame Scripts for Adobe® Photoshop® CS3

The PrintEXIF and GalleryFrame scripts have now been updated to work in Adobe® Photoshop® CS3. Actually, the GalleryFrame script worked in CS3 but I had not updated the installation instructions to reflect the CS3 folder hierarchy. PrintEXIF took a little more work. Either or both scripts can be installed in the Program Files>Adobe>Adobe Photoshop CS3>Presets>Scripts folder (Windows) or Applications>Adobe Photoshop CS3>Presets>Scripts folder (Mac OS X). The current versions are PrintEXIF v2.1 and GalleryFrame v1.0.

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