Finding “Stuff” on the Web

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    Henry Brown
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    although this “blog posting” is about attempting to find a stolen camera, IMO could be somewhat more useful : examples could include: Finding images from your camera; finding images from a specific “artist”

    Free Online Service Helps Find Your Stolen Camera

    But what about cameras? Can the web help you recover or trace a stolen camera? Possibly. Most cameras store a small amount of metadata within each picture that they take, in a format called EXIF. This data includes the serial number of the camera. The site at http://www.stolencamerafinder.com trawls the web, looking inside millions of image files and making a note of each image’s URL and the camera’s serial number. So if your camera ever gets stolen, use the site to upload a picture that you took with the camera while it was still in your possession. The system will then compare that picture with the database, and show you any other pictures on the web that were taken with it. Which might just help you recover your stolen camera. Or at least help you remember where you left it!

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    Stephanie Slade
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    Wow, that’s pretty cool. Technology never ceases to amaze me.

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