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Quick Tip | What were my camera settings * metadata?


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I get a lot of questions from customers about what to do when Photoshop starts acting like it is in control. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors.  If you have a quick question about Photoshop you want answered, please email me and I may use it in a future blog entry.  If you have lots of questions on lengthier topics, please contact me for details on my MCP one on one training.

Question: “What settings did I use to take this picture?  I cannot remember and someone just asked me.”

Answer: Unless you purposely erased your metadata, you can see what settings were used for your photo (or others).  To do this go under FILE – FILE INFO.  Once you click on it, click on Camera Data 1.

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Once you have selected the camera data, you can see the camera used – here it is the Canon 40D, the date and time taken 4/15 – and the settings.  I shot in manual, f 2.8 (with a lens that goes as wide as 1.4.  You can see I was at an ISO of 100 and a speed of 1/1600.  No flash was used.  I was at 35mm with my 35 1.4L lens.

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  1. Laurie on April 22, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Is there anything you DON’T know???? heehee You seem to anticipate my every question! Thanks for this blog – it’s a GREAT help!

  2. anita gooden on April 22, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I always wanted to know how to do that,Thankyou this is so great!!!!

  3. kelly on May 1, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks so much, I have always wondered about this, you are so helpful.

  4. Missy on May 1, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    That’s so nice to know! Cool!

  5. Carrie on April 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    You can also right click on the blue bar on an image in PS and it gives you the file info option, but I didn’t know the other way…Ha!

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