We have you stole your camera and you blame the whole earth? Here is a site that can help you: Stolencamerafinder.com
How it works ? Each digital photo has a large set of information in a file called exif. The date and time of the photo, the make and model of the camera. And for the most recent, the GPS coordinates of the place where the photo was taken.
Stolencamerafinder.com is a service that takes care of find a stolen camera through researching this data on the internet.
The principle is simple: you drag and drop a photo that was taken with the stolen camera and the service searches the photo's serial number on photo hosting sites.
If you know the serial number of the device, you can enter it manually into the site; otherwise just drag a snapshot taken with your late APN and Stolen Camera Finder will search the Net for photos sharing the same serial number (contained in the EXIF data of each snapshot unless someone has deleted them).
The site can help you find several of the cameras of these brands:
- Eastman kodak company
- nikon corporation
- olympus corporation
- Samsung digital ima
Note that this project can also help photographers who do not like having photos stolen from them. Do not let this prevent you from deleting EXIF data from personal photos that you publish on the Internet with Metanull for example.