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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:43 pm 
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I'd like to make an analysis of my shooting habits. What percentage of shots I take at what focal length especially. Does anyone know of any nice little software utility that I can do this with?

It's basically just a matter of reading al the EXIF data, putting it in a little database and showing me some relevant results or allowing me to make queries to the database. A utility that would simply create a database in a standard format would be sufficient too. Then I can simply import it in Access and query the database there.

There seem to be a few utilities that can do something of the sorts but the only utility I tried apparently doesn't understand working with subdirectories so you need to add every folder separately. It is also rather slow.

So I think it might be more efficient to use the experience of other people who have tried to do this. I guess others here would find it of interest too.

Anyone any experience with this?

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What operating system are you using? I saw a tool for OS X which would analyse Lightroom databases and pull out EXIF information that Lightroom didn't show.

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I'm looking for Windows software. Something that only needs the photo files to extract the EXIF data from.

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Google for "ExposurePlot", that's what I use

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Just played with exposure plot, it's giving some interesting charts :D Apparently my all time most used settings are 80mm, ISO400, f/4.5, 1/160s (not necessarily all at the same time!).

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