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Mac OS X Needs an EXIF Contextual Menu Plugin

I read on one of the many photography forums out there that someone right-clicked on an image and saw the EXIF data. On the Mac, the only two lightweight applications (1 and 2) are written for Intel Macs, and PhotoToolCM hasn't been updated since about the time Steve Jobs returned to Apple1. Several other apps (EXIFutils, EXIFplot, EXIF-O-Matic) are also PPC only.

It appears that someone could wrap the exiftags source into a contextual menu item for PPC/Intel Macs. So, will someone? I'd do it if it weren't so… Carbon? COM?

Footnotes

  1. I'm exaggerating, yes.

6 Responses to "Mac OS X Needs an EXIF Contextual Menu Plugin"

  1. Path Finder includes EXIF info in its Info window (Cmd-i). You're already using Path Finder right? If not, you should be. πŸ™‚

  2. Hm, a friend and I have been working on small "micro-projects" on Obj-C. I'm on an iBook, and him on a MacBook, and we're both photographers. I'll pose this to him this weekend at our meeting and go from there. We'll see what we can do πŸ˜€

  3. Alex said on February 24, 2007:

    Path Finder includes EXIF info in its Info window (Cmd-i). You're already using Path Finder right? If not, you should be. πŸ™‚

    PathFinder is not my style, and it wouldn't help with displaying the EXIF info of an image in a browser window.

  4. The OS libraries have support for exif as of Tiger. Take a look at the docs for CGImageSource and CGImageDestination. So, no need to wrap exiftags if CF is more your style.

  5. kongtomorrow said on February 24, 2007:

    The OS libraries have support for exif as of Tiger. Take a look at the docs for CGImageSource and CGImageDestination. So, no need to wrap exiftags if CF is more your style.

    Interesting. Thanks. That may indeed be a better way to go. CMMs scare me, though - I signed on to Cocoa largely so I didn't ever have to look at code like the sample CMMs I've seen so far.

  6. I sure hope they have support for Cocoa contextual menu plugins at some point.


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