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Newbie Needs Help..
« on: April 07, 2011, 12:51:36 PM »
Hi ...just downloaded Exiftool because it seems like a great tool! 

Just need some help getting started:

I entered the command:
c:\exf>exiftool.lnk -gpslatitude -gpslongitude -T -n testpic.jpg

and the output was:
C:\Exf>-        -

And then it sat there.  Had to CTRL-C to get out.  Does that output mean there isn't any GPS data in the image?  Is there an image I can use to test that I am able to get GPS info out of the image?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Newbie Needs Help..
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 01:02:29 PM »
You shouldn't have to hit CTRL-C, I wonder what that was about.  I also haven't seen anyone run it via a .lnk file, but I doubt this would be the reason.

The output indicates that gpslatitude and gpslongitude are not available in the image.  Run with no options to get a complete list of all available information.

- Phil

Edit: Is the link to "exiftool(-k).exe"?  If so, then the -k option may cause exiftool to pause before terminating (I'm not sure how this works with the link).  But in this case a CTRL-C still wouldn't be necessary, and a simple RETURN should cause it to exit.
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).


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Re: Newbie Needs Help..
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 01:25:09 PM »
Ok thank you.