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Issue with ThumbnailImage
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:53:12 PM »
I am a newbie to ExifTool.
Basically, I am trying to extract a preview and thumbnail from a DNG file.

exiftool -b -PreviewImage IMG_4147.dng > IMG4147prev.jpg
works successfully and generates a beautiful preview image.

2)  However,
exiftool -b -ThumbnailImage IMG_4147.dng > IMG4147thumb.jpg
generates a 0 "zero" sized  IMG4147thumb.jpg file.

Any idea why the -ThumbnailImage tag generates a zero sized file?
I have tried this for various DNG files, I always get a preview image, but thumbnail image is always zero.

Your help is appreciated.


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Re: Issue with ThumbnailImage
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 07:05:52 AM »
Hi SulG,

Sorry for the delay in responding.  I was on vacation.

The problem is that the DNG file doesn't contain a JPEG-format ThumbnailImage.  Use exiftool FILE to see all of the metadata that ExifTool can extract.

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...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 ($).