Generic Codec for scanned negatives & slides in TIF format.

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How about (is there) a generic codec for scanned TIFs.

I've got bunches of slides and negatives that I'm working on scanning in. Since these are not tied to a specific digital manufacturer/camera there is no way that I know of to add camera data, actual date of the exposure (don't care about the time).
I've tried exif tool and a couple of others downloaded off the net. Even looked at my Nikon software, and on the web for Apple software that will allow this but no luck. They are all looking for a specific camera manufacture codec.
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Chris Cox

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TIFF is an image file format, it does not need a codec.
And most imaging applications already support TIFF.

Which application are you using?
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Usually the data you want is done by adding EXIF metadata to the image files. I wrote this dialog wrapper utility for exiftool to apply EXIF metadata to my scanned files:

http://www.henleygraphics.com/MVtoMet...

There are other solutions available that do this on the net.