RE: Stolen Camera Finder
At 8:40 AM -0500 1/9/12, Gregory Fraser wrote:
So.......which is it? Do they or don't they store the photos? Do they only store RAW files and not JPEGs?
They don't speak English very well. All they're doing is scanning the web for EXIF info and creating a database of it for every image they find that still has it - RAW, or any other format.
Unfortunately the technique, which could be most effective, is completely undermined by the fact that nearly universally the EXIF info is stripped out of images by nearly every application which people commonly use to create web pages or display their pages online. Facebook, for instance, strips the info out of all images when they're uploaded, the photo galleries created by Photoshop default to stripping out the info.
Add to this that Google, for instance, does not catalog images uploaded to Facebook's members' personal pages (only to members' business pages) and you begin to get an idea of just how useless this tool actually is - especially when one can do exactly the same thing by dropping the same info into Google's search engine.
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