Shutter count in PhotoME


ChrisA

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:01
I might be doing what my OH calls a 'bloke look' (where I look for something, it's right in front of my face, but I still can't see it), but I can't for the life of me find the shutter count in the PhotoME EXIF details I can see if I open a K-3 DNG.

Can someone please tell me which tag/section it's in, cos I'm damned if I can see it...
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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cbrog

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:29
'Manufacturer Notes', quite a way down - just after 'Shot Info Data'


I often have this problem.


Roger.
Last Edited by cbrog on 28/05/2014 - 20:30

ChrisA

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:34
cbrog wrote:
'Manufacturer Notes' quite a way down - just after 'Shot Info Data'

Cheers, however, I don't seem to have that section at all. I can find it in one of my old K-5 DNGs, but not the K-3 one.

I've tried a K-3 DNG, and a K-3 JPG. Neither seems to show that section.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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cbrog

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:46
Oh! I would have expected all sections of PhotoMe to appear before loading a file into the program regardless of format.
Have you tried a K3 PEF file?

(I do not own a K3)


Roger.
Last Edited by cbrog on 28/05/2014 - 20:48

ChrisA

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 21:24
cbrog wrote:
Have you tried a K3 PEF file?

I have now... it still doesn't get the Manufacturer's Notes section.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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GlynM

Link Posted 29/05/2014 - 08:38
I had exactly the same problem. Getting the shutter count using PhotoMe worked fine for my K-7 & K-5 but does not work for my K-3.

I also tried exiftool and that did not show the K-3 shutter count either.

I needed to check the K-3 shutter count so in the end I used a tool on the other Pentax forum here which worked fine although only works for jpegs from the camera.

Glyn
Last Edited by GlynM on 29/05/2014 - 08:53

ChrisA

Link Posted 29/05/2014 - 09:05
GlynM wrote:
I had exactly the same problem. Getting the shutter count using PhotoMe worked fine for my K-7 & K-5 but does not work for my K-3.

I also tried exiftool and that did not show the K-3 shutter count either.

I needed to check the K-3 shutter count so in the end I used a tool on the other Pentax forum here which worked fine.

Ok, thanks for confirming that I'm not just being an eejit, though I'd rather it had been finger trouble

I'd noticed that link - works for me too, but I'd rather have something local that I can run.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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Gamka

Link Posted 29/05/2014 - 09:23
PhotoMe has not been updated for a number of years. So, if a manufacturer changes the format of their EXIF data or a header then it is possible that PhotoMe will not be able to interpret the data correctly.

ChrisA

Link Posted 29/05/2014 - 15:30
GlynM wrote:
I also tried exiftool and that did not show the K-3 shutter count either.

Happily (thanks to Rawr on the US forum), it turns out that ExifToolGUI does show it.

To get it to work, I had to also:

- download the standard ExifTool,
- extract the contained exiftool(-k).exe into the folder containing the extracted GUI version
- rename exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe

Then the GUI works a treat.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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GlynM

Link Posted 29/05/2014 - 17:20
ChrisA wrote:
GlynM wrote:
I also tried exiftool and that did not show the K-3 shutter count either.

Happily (thanks to Rawr on the US forum), it turns out that ExifToolGUI does show it.

Brilliant, that worked for me too , many thanks.

Glyn
Last Edited by GlynM on 29/05/2014 - 17:21
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