[Tutor] trying to get data from digital camera.jpg file with EXIF.py

Kent Johnson kent_johnson at skillsoft.com
Wed Aug 11 16:33:40 CEST 2004

Try opening the file in binary mode, that is what exiftool does:
file = open('temp.jpg', 'rb')


At 09:18 AM 8/11/2004 -0400, John Matthews wrote:
>I read this list each day and find it quite informative and enjoyable. 
>Thanks tutors!
>I am a beginning programmer and I am trying to use EXIF to get the "Image 
>DateTime" from my .jpg files for a little program I am writing that makes 
>web pages for my family photos.
>I am trying to use EXIF.py by Gene Cash. He also has written exiftool.py, 
>and both of these files are available here:
>Just messing around at the interpreter I do something like this and get 
>what appears to be an empty dictionary.
>import EXIF, os
>file = open('temp.jpg')
>data = EXIF.process_file(file)
>print data
> >>>
>I thought that would dump the same data I get at the command prompt when I do:
>exiftool.py -v temp.jpg
>but I must be way off. If someone can offer me a pointer I would really 
>appreciate it!
>John Matthews
>McDonald, Cassell & Bassett, Inc.
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>Columbus, Ohio 43215
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