By Oriol Garcia Gonzalez
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
What's New in Version 1.5
In this new version you will be able to enable or deactivate the sounds of PhotoExif.
App work on phone, but cannot download companion app
I purchased this app to be able to add exif data to film photos I take and sync them with the scans of my film. The phone app works beautifully, but I cannot get to the website where the companion app is located. If the developer no longer intends to provide said companion app they should either remove the feature or remove the app from the app store.
I have tried contacting the developer but their site has been inaccessable since I purchased the app two weeks ago.
Great app with some caveats
Beware that this app has little/no support - that said it's the o lot of its kind and works pretty well. It's not optimized for newer screens, and getting it to recognize pictures on Mac is a little tricky. Developers site is accessible but only if you google the app, the link here is broken. There's definitely a learning curve but stick with it for a roll or two and it'll be worth it.
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!