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    Hihi, I am new to DSLR and I always have a question in my mind when I went thru the galleries. I am wondering how come you guys can remember what setting ie. shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc you have selected for all your pictures? Sorry if this question seem dumb to the experts but I am really curious to know...Thanks.

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    Hi, I am no expert (a noobie as well) but for me, I can remember the settings of every shot from the bundled software that came with my camera. The software displays info like ISO, shutter speed ,etc.

    Hope that helped

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    Oh really?? Thanks alot. I have bought my D40 but I can't remember are there a bundled software for this...Thanks anyway, will check it out. Cheers!

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    hi.
    you can right click on the image > Properties > Summary > Advance (you will see the settings if you're already at advance)
    btw, this applies on Windows... but i'm pretty sure it works almost the same way on a Mac.

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    the more you shoot at different times of the day and at different places(indoor, outdoor)..the better you remember what to use..


    i personally use Aperture priority mode 90 % of the time to control depth of field...other than that i just play with ISO...daytime shoot at 100 or 200....night time at 400-800
    indoor without flash at 400

    unless am shooting with a flash where i use Manual mode...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon20 View Post
    I am wondering how come you guys can remember what setting ie. shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc you have selected for all your pictures?
    The Exif data is encoded in the image file and can be retrieved for review of settings such as the aperture / shutter speed / ISO etc .

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    Thanks so much for all your replies.
    I managed to view it under Properties > Summary > Advanced in Windows.
    Hmm, I am still a noob to photography so I just randomly select my setting whenever I wanna take a shoot. Have a lot to pick up. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon20 View Post
    Thanks so much for all your replies.
    I managed to view it under Properties > Summary > Advanced in Windows.
    Hmm, I am still a noob to photography so I just randomly select my setting whenever I wanna take a shoot. Have a lot to pick up. =)
    try shooting with the A mode uh..lesser headache...sooner or later u will find out the correlation of shutter speed and aperture..but since the camera can take half the thinking for you..let it figure out the shutter speed then...

    manual mode is pretty cool to give you full control...look at the "exposure bar" for correct metering..but can be rather fiddly for beginners...usually use this for landscape shooting..and flash shooting...

    i just started like u and i love the aperture priority mood..u dont get as much heart pain as when u are just trying out manual mode..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post
    hi.
    you can right click on the image > Properties > Summary > Advance (you will see the settings if you're already at advance)
    btw, this applies on Windows... but i'm pretty sure it works almost the same way on a Mac.
    Wow, I never knew this way can be used to view the settings! Now I can save a lot of time instead of firing up the bundled software

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    For some of the posted pictures on the forum, you will find the shooting parameters buried inside the EXIF metadata inside each posted picture. Install Opanda's IEXIF or equivalent to view the settings.

    For files created by Nikon DSLR D40 and residing inside your computer or camera, you may download and install for free, Nikon ViewNX that allows you to examine the shooting parameters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post
    hi.
    you can right click on the image > Properties > Summary > Advance (you will see the settings if you're already at advance)
    btw, this applies on Windows... but i'm pretty sure it works almost the same way on a Mac.
    But only for jpg files. RAW will not be displayed since Windows can't handle them directly.

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    Using windows? Try Opanda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon20 View Post
    Hmm, I am still a noob to photography so I just randomly select my setting whenever I wanna take a shoot. Have a lot to pick up. =)
    You can start reading the guidelines here to get a first understanding about the three key parameters: ISO, shutter speed, aperture. Understand how exposure works using these elements and what side effects these parameters have. A short pointer:
    ISO - sensitivity and picture noise
    shutter speed - freezing motion and exposure time
    aperture - lens opening and depth of field
    When taking pictures first decide which factor is important. The other two factors need to follow then. You can do this either automatically with your cam (using the P, A and T modes) or Manually. If unsure you can also use the Scene Modes and just see what the camera suggests. You can use these settings then and go to A, P or T and try for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    But only for jpg files. RAW will not be displayed since Windows can't handle them directly.
    If the camera is Sony, then by installing the sony software, Windows explorer can understand and thumbnail the Sony RAW files too.
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    yup, true that the Properties steps can't view for RAW...
    wats the fastest way for RAW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    If the camera is Sony, then by installing the sony software, Windows explorer can understand and thumbnail the Sony RAW files too.
    That's better than Canon then. Even with Canon DPP installed neither CR2 nor DNG gets displayed as thumbnail in Explorer. Also no EXIF data in Advanced Properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post
    yup, true that the Properties steps can't view for RAW...
    wats the fastest way for RAW?
    Irfanview for me. When viewing the picture just hit "i" to see image information, followed by "e" for EXIF data.
    But the orientation of CR2 is not recognized. After converting it to DNG Irfanview recognizes the orientation. I "love" these proprietary formats...

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    For RAW? If all else fails.... load it back into the camera! hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Irfanview for me. When viewing the picture just hit "i" to see image information, followed by "e" for EXIF data.
    But the orientation of CR2 is not recognized. After converting it to DNG Irfanview recognizes the orientation. I "love" these proprietary formats...
    -.- lol
    i love it too.
    normally i just convert it to RAW and view. maybe it's too much of a hassle to some...

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