What did I use to take that shot?

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Thu Oct 8 02:14:09 EDT 2009


Well, it's good that it runs - that means we're beyond library issues.
But you should be able to drag-and-drop an image file onto the icon;
in theory that's equivalent to invoking the ScanTags executable with
the fully-qualified path to the image file as the first parameter.


On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 03:54:21PM +1000, John Coyle wrote:
> It works if you run it from the 'Run' option on the Start button, giving the
> fully-qualified path of the image file.  Once there, of course, you can
> select it again and again, just changing the file reference.
> 
> 
> 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 3:30 PM
> To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
> Subject: Re: What did I use to take that shot?
> 
> 
> That shouldn't affect it;  The C/C++ runtimes install in what
> Microsoft call the side-by-side (SxS) environment, which makes
> it possible to have several different versions installed.  It's
> more likely that the redistributable doesn't include the debug
> versions of the libraries, and I uploaded a debug build of the
> original ScanTags program.
> 
> In any case I've put a new version up for download, built as a
> release (not debug) version, and linked against static libraries.
> Thisd should run without requiring any additional environment.
> 
> 
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 03:20:09PM +1000, John Coyle wrote:
> > That me be only part of the answer John; I just did the download,
> installed
> > the software, and rebooted.  No change.  Could this be because I have
> VS2008
> > installed?
> > 
> > 
> > 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 2:23 PM
> > To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
> > Subject: Re: What did I use to take that shot?
> > 
> > 
> > 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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