What is EXIF Data?
EXIF is short for Exchangeable Image File Format. This is the information that is generated and stored by your camera whenever you take a photo.
What does EXIF data include?
EXIF data will include information such as the date and time the image was taken, the location where the image was taken, the camera maker and model, as well as information such as exposure, color profiles (color models and modes shown with all possible colors and shades), and metering modes (how the camera determines exposure).
How do I find the EXIF data on my images on a desktop?
On Windows 10:
Open the image in the Windows Photos application and then click on the three dots towards the top right of your screen. From here, click on File Info and you will see the EXIF data listed. This method will only show the most common data on the image such as the dimensions and date and time it was taken. For a more in-depth look at your EXIF data, right-click on the image, click on Properties, and then click on Details.
Open the image through the Photos program, right-click on the image, and click on Get Info. From here, you will see a list of the EXIF data.
What if my image does not have EXIF data?
There can be a few reasons why your image does not have this information. This can be due to the settings on your camera or phone, or if the image was manually manipulated to remove the data. For example, you can remove the EXIF data on an image by using an image editing software.
When Photobucket first began transitioning from the legacy website to the current website, the current website did not support EXIF data for newly uploaded images. Due to this, any images that were uploaded on the site prior to June 2020 may not have EXIF data on them.
Images that were uploaded on the legacy site will have the EXIF data available if this setting was not disabled on the device and/or if the setting on the Legacy site was enabled to support EXIF data.