ExifyMe helps to simplify some of the functionality offered in the command-line application, Exiftool, by offering an easy to use GUI.
You simply select the modified image, and the original, unmodified image, and click Restore – and the EXIF data of the modified image will automatically be restored to what it originally was, and a backup file (saved as .original) is automatically created, so as to not cause any data loss.
Just as an example of what EXIFyMe can do, here’s an original image:
Post-processed with Photoshop, without using ExifyMe
Post-processed with Photoshop, with EXIFyMe
Note: The difference is in the EXIF data view
Download: Download EXIFyMe 1.0 (~3.3MB)
Although this application is released for free, Donations are appreciated, as they cover development costs, and help support the further development of this software.
So I bought an ASUS K42JR VX047X 14″ laptop from OnlineComputer a few weeks ago, and noticed that it came with a lot of pre-installed bloat-ware.. So naturally, I formatted and reinstalled windows completely.
This made it quicker, at first, but then introduced a new problem – the computer would take an exceptionally long time to boot, in excess of two to three minutes. It would also lock up randomly after logging in, and every few hours or so, even if the computer was idle. I also noticed that when watching videos, the video would freeze constantly, causing it to become unwatchable.
I reinstalled windows four times to no avail, before having a look under Event Viewer in Windows 7 (start > run > eventvwr.msc), noticing that the computer had failed on an application called iaStor every few hours, around the time where the computer would lock up.
So I searched google, and found that sometimes the iaStor drivers (Intel Chipset AHCI storage device driver) install incorrectly, causing the computer to hang on boot and at random. I also managed to find a quick fix that works wonders.
This fix works on ANY computer that is experiencing slow boot or random lock ups caused by the iaStor driver, so long as the computer is running an Intel chipset.
- Click Start
- Click Run
- Type regedit
- Click okay
- Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStor
(See below for instructions regarding how to navigate through the registry)
- Rename Parameters to Parameters.old
- Restart the computer
How to navigate through the Registry
Warning: Make sure that you understand what you are doing when working within the registry, as deleting or modifying something could easily cause your computer to fail to start.
- Along the side of the registry editor window, you’ll see a folder tree.
- Double click on the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder to view the contents of that folder (referred to as a ‘key’)
- Repeat this until you get to the Parameters key (folder) under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStor key (directory).
So, I installed Windows 7 Home Premium to my BenQ Joybook Lite U101B netbook, in the hopes that I could then install the German language pack and everything would work well.. Seems plausible, right? Well, little did I know, Microsoft decided to only include such support in the Ultimate and Enterprise versions of 7 & Vista.
So, I did some googling and was able to find a small application that will allow you to easily install language packs to Home Premium, Starter, Basic and Business editions of 7 and Vista.
Vistalizator, downloadable from here or here (local mirror), allows you to download any Windows language pack, directly from Microsoft’s servers, and apply them to your computer, independent as to which Windows 7 or Vista operating system edition you are using.
Vistalizator’s Main Application Window.
Selecting a Windows Language Pack file(s), using Vistalizator’s “Add languages” button.
After a restart, the computer automatically started in my desired Language (German).
So, needless to say, this application worked perfectly – however, there is only one problem.. You must use Vistalizator to change all settings regarding Display languages, as Windows’ control panel does not have anywhere to change display languages.