What is EXIF-O-Matic?
Most digital cameras store loads of meta-data within the image files that they create, these data make up the EXIF standard. They include things like the exact time the photo was taken, the f-stop, the flash setting, etc. The programmer wanted to view this information as part of his online photo album, but he couldn't find an EXIF library that exported to TXT and HTML. Based on Drew Noakes "extraction library" he created this program.

The file "EOM windows.zip" contains the Java program Exif-O-Matic 1.1.8. I got it from the "web", the original site has ceased to exist. However, the owner has continued under an "other(?)" name and also there you can download that file, only now version 1.2. The explanation is "clean-up", to me that is always that the program remains about equal in size or even shrinks in size. Not with this version. Version 1.1.8 has a size of 182,013 bytes and version 1.2 has a size of 285,504 bytes, where are these extra 100,000 bytes for? Version 1.1.8 just starts normally, version 1.2 exits hard with the error message "Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/instituteofthefuture/exif/ExifOMatic". The programmer has indicated that he spend no more time in the program. The name of the new site is http://www.rahulbotics.com/personal-projects/exif-o-matic/. When I see the pictures from version 1.2 on this site, then I must conclude that little or nothing has changed since version 1.1.8. I've found that the exposure time is changed to normal photographers jargon. So I installed version 1.1.8. I have repacked version 1.1.8 with an OS/2-eCS command file, an icon and a readme file.

I use an EOM.cmd file for starting up the program. It looks like this;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: EOM]
cd [drive: EOM]\EOM
java -jar EOM.jar
I use 2 separate partitions, one for Java and one for Exif-O-Matic with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = station with Java
  • [drive: EOM] = station with Exif-O-Matic

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and rename it to eom.cmd or use the eom.cmd from the distribution. This file is copied to the Exif-O-Matic directory. Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.

In the file above command file (all drive letters are set to C:), an OS/2 icon, a readme file and the program: EOM-eCS.zip.

revision December 7, 2012