Stolen Camera Finder Searches for Your Camera's ID Online

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 12th, 2011

Stolen Camera Finder takes an interesting approach to locating your stolen camera, by looking for unique EXIF data in online photos.

The premise is straight forward: your camera stamps each photo with a unique serial number and that serial number appears in all photos that have not been sanitized. Stolen Camera Finder scans online photo sites looking for matches and, if found, alerts you. It’s a bit of a long shot and highly dependent on how many pictures Stolen Camera Finder has scanned (as well as whether or not the thief ever uploads photos) but if you’re trying to get an expensive DSLR back it might be your only hope.

Stolen Camera Finder

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/12/11
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