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Image Metadata

What Am I Really Sharing?

Extracting EXIF information from online images

You can get EXIF information from images that you find online as well as images that you take yourself or receive from friends.

To do this:

  • Right click on an image
  • Select "Save Image As"
  • Open image on your desktop
  • On a Mac: Under "Tools", select "Show Inspector"; On a PC, right-click the file, select "Properties" > "Details"
  • You will see some stored information about the image

Try it out!

Click on the image below (from "Want to Feel Happier Today? Try Talking to a Stranger", on NPR):

What information do you see?

To see more information about this image, we can use an online EXIF viewer (Google "EXIF viewer" to see some options)

This will give you even more information about the image.