Do you love analog photography but miss some of the advantages of digital photography? PhotoExif is for you!
Record the parameters you used to take that beautiful picture (lens, shutter speed, aperture, geolocation and more) and save them as EXIF metadata when you develop your film as jpeg images!
* Record the lens, focal distance, aperture, shutter speed and geolocation of each photograph.
* Manage multiple cameras and films simultaneously.
* Keep a catalog of your cameras and lenses for easy access.
* Add some comments to your photos.
* Browse the recorded parameters for any of your films.
* Save the parameters as EXIF data when you develop your film as jpeg images, by using the free companion app PhotoExif Desktop.
Adapts screen to all devices and makes a restyling of the entire app.
Minor bug fixing.
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Almost Working Perfectly
I throughly tested this app, and the companion desktop app, with two photo shots (two rolls of film), and overall, it works fairly well. There are some important fixes/changes needed to make both right.
First, the iOS app itself works well, and it seems like prior reviewer's issues have been addressed.
Suggestions: (1) Need a way to read the shutter speeds in between the numbered markers. (2) There are three ranges of standard apertures, but they are not listed out - and they seem to be associated with the camera, not the lens.
Second, the free Mac OS desktop app works, but crashes consistently upon completion of writing the metadata to your scanned files. And by "crashes", I mean it really crashes hard, the desktop slows to a crawl, and it's very difficult to 'force quit' it to get your system back to normal. It does work, however, and upon completion the metadata (time, date, camera, location, etc.) is all there. And, the scanned TIFF files are intact and not corrupted.
Finally, the metadata written to the digital image files shows the 'camera' brand as the 'scanner' brand (original data from the scanning process).
Suggestions: (1) An option to choose what metadata gets written to the file, as typically the scanner and scanning software information is written first. (2) A countdown bar indicating the number of files being processed. (3) No crashing, obviously.
I stumbled upon the ability to select which numbered metadata can be saved to which actual image, which is nice. This is important if you accidentally have more data in the app than you do actual pictures.
The documentation is almost non-existent, except for the fancy website, which looks nice but does not have enough practical information. I learned the iOS and desktop apps all though trial-and-error.
Please fix these small issues with is iOS app, and fix small issues and big crash with the Mac OS app!
Great intent, much to be desired
I really want to love this app, but find it frustrating to use - to a degree like all “film EXIF log” apps - though simple fixes could be made but have not been. Some of my top gripes and frustrations:
1) cannot review film logs after set to “developed” or “done” - need to email the CSV and open in app or spreadsheet program
2) Limited EXPORT options. Developed film EXIF uses default Mail app, cannot use Gmail, Dropbox, or anything else to get the CSV files off your phone. If default mail app is broken or don’t want to use it - cannot export at all!
3) first shot is on setting 0 - which I guess is good if shooting an “extra” frame per roll, but would love to have at least the option to start at “1” as is natural. Counter always shows “number shot” instead of the “current shot number” (which is how every camera or film back I have used works)
4) generally not intuitive interface, as I constantly find my self hunting around to set values
5) no photo preview, archive photo built in option to save with the CSV file for export
6) 1/3 and 1/2 stop shutter/aperture adjustments - would be nice to set on lenses as well as cameras
On the positive side, I like the intuitive controls to adjust camera settings to record the details. It is also a small size app (<10MB) which is great!
Gets the job done; saves me time
Everything works as expected. The desktop app does NOT crash (macOS sierra). I agree some values are missing (such as 20" or f/9.5) but seeing there are no alternatives, I'm giving this 5 starts anyway. I wish I got this before I shot my 25 rolls of film over the last year writing the exposure parameters into a notepad
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.