Flickr Now Displays Basic EXIF Info More Prominently on Photo Pages

Flickr has quietly rolled out a great incremental update to its photo-sharing service. Individual photo pages now display a number of EXIF details under a new section labeled “Additional Info”, found in the column to the right. With a quick glance, you’ll be able to see the shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and focal length that a photographer was using when he or she snapped any photo.

Here’s a closer look at the new section:

Keep in mind that these details will only show up if the EXIF data for the photo was intact at the time it was uploaded.

EXIF data itself isn’t a new feature on Flickr. Previously, clicking a link at the top of the same righthand column would bring up a dedicated EXIF data page for that image. That page is now accessed by clicking the details in the Additional Info box.

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  • Tor Ivan Boine

    about time!

  • Shay Murphy Photo

    I often check the EXIF, great to have it there!

  • Julian Tröps

    nice to hear it !

  • James Schooling

    Excellent addition. I always liked how 500px had that easily visible.

  • Douglas Barrow

    I like it, much more convient to have it there.

  • Lidocaineus

    Glad to hear it. My pet peeve is when people hide basic EXIF info like that as if its going to reveal some horrifying trade secret they’ve got.

  • Scott Simpson

    Yayyyy! Yahoo remembered it owns Flickr! Good to see a sign of life.

  • aj reason

    hate it. more invasion of privacy as is tv wasn’t capable of doing such, yea, im a joy kill.

  • aj reason

    you just can’t wait until Christmas can you?

  • aj reason

    haven’t they earned that right? if you need to look at basic info you have obviously not earned that distinction? like NAS said, come and hate me now…

  • Lidocaineus

    What? I’m not sure I understand what you’re asserting. If you want to hide the EXIF info you’re free to – its just my opinion that its pointless to hide it as it does nothing to protect or enhance your photos while it does everything to help others who are interested in the process.