Get Detailed iPhoto information on your photos

For our summer vacation my parents bought a new camera and we wanted to test it against 2 other cameras. So we headed to the beach with the 3 cameras and took the same shoots. Long story short I came back to the beach house and uploaded all the shots to iPhoto. I then wanted to see all the information about each shot so I knew which camera too the best shoots. I kept hitting “Command+I” but all I got was a gray window with a map. No camera data. Then I found out to get the detailed information,or  Extended Photo Info, you have to use the option key modifier. So to get to the detailed information of a photo in iPhoto just use the keyboard shortcut “Option+Command+I”. You can also get the detailed information or, as apple calls it the “Extended Photo Info”, you can go to the Photos menu in iPhoto and it is the first item in the drop down.

By the way the Cannon PowerShot SX200 IS is a really nice camera. My sony DSC-H9 now looks so out of date. When the iphone 4 gets here tomorrow we are planning on taking the same comparison to see how it holds up to the cannon SX200 IS.


  1. peggy

    thank you for your site, i’m new to mac and frustrated! pls. clarify: is it option + command+ L as in capital L or l as in small L?
    (I never learned the symbols or keybrd meanings on a PC either!!)
    I used ACDSee on my PC, really missing the functions and organizing features. I’m using IPhoto and frustrated. Could you recommend a photo managing and editing program to use with my MacBook Air? I want to do basic-intermediate edits, don’t need full Photoshop and want it VERY EASY to understand!!! Good explanations as I’m not computer literate and know next to nothing about operating the Mac. Thanks! Peggy

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