The photo came out of the camera like that, I swear! Not really, and now there’s a website that can prove it.
Drop any JPEG file into the site (it’s not saved on any servers, so it’s for your information only) and you’ll get a readout of all of the edits made to the photo through Adobe Lightroom. If you’re a Bridge/Photoshop user, the edits that were made in Adobe Camera Raw, as far as I could tell in my testing, appear accurate as well. You’ll also be able to tell what camera was used and what software it was edited on.
The tool can read the EXIF data of a file and create a visual display of the information within, provided the user didn’t strip out the metadata before upload. Unfortunately, popular services such as Instagram and Facebook remove metadata from images, so if you were hoping to glean information from images posted there, you’ll be out of luck.
If you’ve ever wondered how a photograph was processed, here’s an easy way to find out.
There’s a demo of the site in action posted by Chmolowski here on imgur.
And you can check out what it says about the featured photo on this post:Looks like, indeed, this photo was definitely not straight out of the camera.