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Tumblr Gives Photo Bloggers Another Reason To Switch


After partnering with SoundCloud in order to broaden Tumblr’s appeal to music lovers, the micro blogging service is now including a small (but useful) feature that will appeal to hard core photo bloggers.

The Dashboard now lets you view the Camera Model, ISO, Aperture, Exposure, and Focal Length of any photo uploaded with Exif data. (Tumblr Staff)

Although the inclusion of EXIF data will not appeal to the average user, it’s inclusion will excite professional photographers who are (not surprisingly) obsessed with the “hidden” data behind each and every photo.

The inclusion of EXIF may also help Tumblr attract more photo bloggers, as well as give them another reason to use their service over social networks like Instagram, and Twitter (the latter who is jumping into the photo sharing wars).

The feature is only available to Tumblr layouts supporting EXIF tags, which theme developers need to include if they want the camera information to be shown (note: you can also add it as well if you are comfortable with HTML).

For those of you who are photo bloggers, what are your thoughts regarding the inclusion of EXIF?

Would this convince you to use Tumblr as your main photo sharing service or would you consider sticking with services like Flickr instead?

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  1. Laura ) says: 6/20/2011

    I keep my photos on Flickr. The feature showing the camera type doesn’t interest me. I’d like Tumblr to change the photo loading process, then I would use it for my photos. Flickr would still have all the great photo groups but at the moment I don’t post my photos to Tumblr because I can only link to them with Tumblr from Flickr, etc anyway.


  2. kathrine bocsh says: 6/29/2011

    photos are expression of our heart, mind and mood , its really interesting reading this post


  3. Mina Juliany says: 7/4/2011

    I’d like Tumblr to change the photo loading process, then I would use it for my photos.


  4. waterproof camera says: 2/19/2012

    I will try to use Tumblr photo sharing. If it’s more convenient, I’ll subject to change.