What did I use to take that shot?

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Thu Oct 8 00:22:37 EDT 2009


Possibly.   I thought SP3 had the VS2005 redistributables, but maybe not.
They can be downloaded from Microsoft here:

  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=en


On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 02:01:58PM +1000, John Coyle wrote:
> Hi John - it will neither install nor run on my XP_SP3 system. Message is:
> "The application has failed to start because the application configuration
> is incorrect.  Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."
> 
> Do you need to distribute a deployment package?
> 
> John in Brisbane
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pdml-bounces at pdml.net [mailto:pdml-bounces at pdml.net] On Behalf Of John
> Francis
> Sent: Thursday, 8 October 2009 12:07 PM
> To: Pentax List
> Subject: What did I use to take that shot?
> 
> 
> I thought I might share a little (Windows) utility that I wrote:
> 
>     http://www.jfwaf.com/temp/ScanTags.exe
> 
> 
> Copy it to your desktop, of whereever.  Then just drag-and-drop
> an image file onto it; it will pop up a window showing you the
> camera name, the lens name (for Pentax DSLRs only), and several
> exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, focal length).
> This works for JPEGs, PEFs & DNG files as long as some EXIF data
> is present - JPEGs created by "Save for Web" in Photoshop, which
> have all that sort of thing stripped out, don't show anything.
> 
> Requests for additional tags may, or may not, be considered :-)
> 
> 
> Incidentally, I might have mad a minor mis-statement when I claimed
> that a DNG contained everything that is in a PEF; I can't remember
> whether the DNGs include the full-size (but highly compressed) JPEG
> found in a PEF. It's not really that important - it's easy enough to
> generate something equivalent if needed directly from the RAW data -
> but it is something in a PEF that might not be found in a DNG.
> 
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