Wanna know how many photos your camera has taken in its life? Try this:
Upload a SOOC (straight out of camera) jpg on Flickr. When viewing your image, click the name of your camera shown to the right of the image. It looks like this:
Then, you’ll be taken to a huge list of data like this which tells you everything about your photo from the camera and lens it was taken with to all the settings used to take the shot. And somewhere in there, you’ll see the words ‘shutter count’ or ‘index file’ and that’s your magic number!
After publishing this post, these helpful tips have come in from readers:
- The trick is not to download your picture into your photo software program. Just import it directly from your card to your computer. Mine was listed under File Index.
- You can also do this very easily if you have a Mac. Pull up the picture in Preview, then click on Tools, Show Inspector, then Exif Data.
- There is also a little free program called EOSinfo available from astrojargon.com. I think this onlt works for EOS cameras but if you thether your camera to your PC this will tell you your shutter count and more.
- Read this if you have a Canon Rebel series camera