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    Question EXIF data in Gimp

    I went to this page and downloaded the file, put it on my desktop, then typed the instructions into Terminal, but Terminal couldn't find the file

    http://registry.gimp.org/node/8839

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    Did you remember to change to the the Desktop directory in the terminal first?

    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    I tried "cd ~/desktop" and then follow the steps at th webpage http://registry.gimp.org/node/8839

    No luck yet.

    Maybe I can find an exif reader in the software center

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    Please post the EXACT commands you are typing and the EXACT error messages (no paraphrasing) - you can copy from the terminal by selecting using the mouse and then pressing Ctrl-Shift-C

    Linux is case sensitive so cd ~/desktop is NOT the same as cd ~/Desktop

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    I moved exif-browser.tar.gz from download folder to the desktop then typed this in terminal and this is what happens:

    michael@michael-HP-Compaq-dc5800-Small-Form-Factor:~$ cd ~/Desktop
    michael@michael-HP-Compaq-dc5800-Small-Form-Factor:~/Desktop$ gunzip exif-browser.tar.gz
    michael@michael-HP-Compaq-dc5800-Small-Form-Factor:~/Desktop$ tar xcf exif-browser.tar
    tar: You may not specify more than one `-Acdtrux' or `--test-label' option
    Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
    michael@michael-HP-Compaq-dc5800-Small-Form-Factor:~/Desktop$

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    Try

    Code:
    tar xvf exif-browser.tar
    or just

    Code:
    tar xf exif-browser.tar
    if you don't want a verbose listing of the archive contents ('c' is for creating archives, not extracting them - the error message is telling you that you can't create and extract an archive at the same time)

    FYI modern versions of tar are smart enough to gunzip automatically so you could have skipped a step and just done

    Code:
    tar xvf exif-browser.tar.gz

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    Most image browsers will display EXIFs. Among the ones I use (KDE desktop): Gwenview and Digikam, but I am fairly sure that their Gnome counterparts will also do it. For the command line, you can also use ExifTool. Using Gimp just to see EXIFs if a bit of overkill.
    Last edited by ofnuts; January 8th, 2014 at 10:12 PM.
    Warning: unless noted otherwise, code in my posts should be understood as "coding suggestions", and its use may require more neurones than the two necessary for Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V.

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    Why not just double click the downloaded file? The archive manager will open, then click "Extract".
    That must be quicker than typing a command, surely?

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    Re: EXIF data in Gimp

    Look for your file in either ~/Desktop or ~/Downloads.

    The command is 'tar zxf your_file.tar.gz'.

    GIMP is really not the tool you want for just viewing metadata. Aforementioned digiKam and Gwenview are the kind of tools that would work better. In GNOME and that Ubuntu thing you can also use EoG, or Eye of GNOME: press Alt+Enter to view properties.

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