Are you referring to a shutter click/release, meaning how many photos have been taken?
I didn't know that CS2 could display that information.
>Is there an easy way to find out how many clicks the D2x >has? I read that you can find this information in Photoshop >CS2, but I looked in the file info area and couldn't find >it. > >I called Nikon and they said they could tell me if I brought >the camera in. Is there an easier way to do this? > >Steve Abramson
Load, for example, a D2X .NEF file in CS2; Under the FILE menu choose File Info; When the dialog box shows, click on ADVANCED to open another set of options; Click on the third one down (http://ns.adobe,com/exif/1.0/aux/ - on the little twirly arrow which will expand the choices to four with the last one being: aux:imageNumber: 5,210 (or whatever the number of shots you have taken)
This shows how many images have been recorded on your D2X up to that shot. Interestingly, this feature is not present when I load an image from a D-100 and I have no idea the results with images from a D-50, D-200, or D-1 series, but it works with D2X images.
This was done on my Mac G5 Quad, 8 GB RAM, Tiger Mac OS X 10.4.6
Is this information only encoded in the NEFs or do the JPGs have this tag that is accessible via PS CS2?
Just found out something odd whilst checking acutation count via Opanda (couldn't find the second leve 'aux' anywhere in the advance menu under EXIF). I reccently got my camera back from Nikon for a faulty PC socket, and found out that I only have 359 acutations. This is impossible as I had two shoots where I took a combination of 400+ images UNLESS Nikon reseted the counter. But why would they do that?
I forgot to mention that the jpgs do contain tags that are visible in Opanda, but I've never checked for them in Photoshop (I've only shot 5 jpgs in my life and each time was only to check in Opanda). I will check this when I get home and post to see if I can see the jpg tags in CS2.
I have not heard of Nikon 'resetting' the 'shutter counter'. Maybe it was an inherent part of the process of fixing the PC socket - they had to flash something else ???
The Image number (and also serial number of the camera!) tags are only visible if it is a NEF (as said it's own expandable list under http://ns.adobe.com/exif/1.0/aux. It is NOT a a sub category under the EXIF Properties)
However if you view the EXIF of the JPGs with Opanda, you can view an actuation number. The Entry is called Total Number of Shutter Release for Camera. It is near the bottom of the list.
> ... Nikon reset the counter. But why would they do that?
The counter is stored on a chip on the main circuit board. If they had to replace that board, your actuation count probably goes with the old chip. Lots of things are attached to the board, and it wouldn't surprise me if the PC socket is one of them.
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Load, for example, a D2X .NEF or .DNG file in CS5; Under the FILE menu choose File Info; When the dialog box shows, click on ADVANCED to open another set of options; Go to Schema>second one down is Aux:Image Number: xxxxxxx Also reveals camera body serial number within same folder (Schema).