View Full Version : Nikon D50 -- Putting ISO EXIF in photoblog
01-31-2006, 08:05 PM
Hi Everyone, I've got a Nikon D50 and I'm having trouble finding the exif tab for the ISO to put on my photoblog. Any suggestions?? Thanks for any help!
01-31-2006, 08:17 PM
you can probably find out more about exif support here:
however, nikon cameras tend to have lots of exif trouble.
03-21-2006, 03:13 PM
I'm having this same problem.. was anyone able to get it figured out for Nikon photos?
03-21-2006, 06:48 PM
First, I use a Nikon D70, not the D50, so I'm not sure if both cameras store ISO data in a similiar manner. I assume they do since they both use NEF files. Nikon NEF files store the ISO data in a different place and so many programs have difficulty extracting this information from the file. Nikon hides the ISO setting in the EXIF "MakerNotes" field instead of the standard ISO field, and so many programs will not read the ISO data. Even though Nikon Capture sees all the EXIF info just fine, when you export it to a different file format such as JPG or TIFF the ISO data is still not exported to the standard ISO field.
I use PhaseOne Capture One Pro to process my RAW files and it handles these NEF files properly and extracts all EXIF data, including the ISO data. After you have created a JPG or TIFF file using this program, you can then take it into Photoshop and all info should be there. Just make sure to use Save As and NOT Save for Web. The Save for Web feature in Photoshop strips all EXIF data. There are other programs out there that handle the NEF files properly, it's just that Capture One Pro (a.k.a. C1 Pro) is the software I use to process my RAW files. I am now displaying EXIF data properly on my photoblog (http://photoblog.3horizons.com) from images taken with a Nikon D70.
There is also a little program called ISO Fix that takes the ISO data from the MarkerNotes field and puts it into the standard ISO field...I used to use this little program (before I was using C1) and it did its job just fine. It only works on JPG files though, and you need to make sure some things are installed before it works.
Here is a post from another forum where I found out about it:
I am the author of "ISOFix" for the Nikon D70, here is a complete description I wrote for dpreview.com, where it was origianlly posted...
OK, Here is my fix for the EXIF ISO "bug". Nikon hides the ISO setting in the EXIF "MakerNotes" field. This program pulls it out of there and copies it to the standard EXIF ISO field. This makes the ISO setting viewable in PhotoShop and other programs that can't properly decode the Nikon MakerNote field. Works on images shot in JPG and images shot in NEF and converted with Nikon Capture or Nikon Browser / Nikon View.
To install, unzip all files to a temporary folder and run setup.exe. To use, right-click on a folder name and select "ISO Fix". The application will attempt to correct all JPGs in the folder.
1. NO GUARANTEES! All I can promise is that it works for me and my US version D70 with firmware A=1.00, B=1.01. I shoot in NEF and convert to JPG using Nikon Capture.
2. It doesn't work on TIF or NEF files. Works ONLY on images shoot in NEF and converted to JPG using Nikon software, or images shot in JPG.
3. It replaces the original images. If you don't trust me (and you have no reason to!), please make sure you have backups before using this!
4. Runs only on Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP, and Windows NT with SP6a.
5. It requires the Microsoft dotNet framework V1.1. If you don't already have it, you will be advised during installation to download from MS.
I hope others find it useful. Please respond with your experiences.
03-21-2006, 06:56 PM
Thanks Marcelo for the response. I'd just found that ISO Fix program and am looking to try it on some of my images this evening to see how it goes. If I'm not pleased with that then I've heard good things about that PhaseOne software you are using so I might have to check that out.
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