Saturday, April 30, 2011


This website helps you to locate your stolen or missing camera. All you need to do is just drag and drop previous pictures taken from that camera into this site. Within seconds, location of your camera is known.


How does it work
Every photo you take with your digital camera contains hidden information about both the image and the camera such as the make, model and date. This information, called exif data, can also include a unique serial number which identifies your camera.


stolencamerafinder crawls the internet searching for photos, collecting the serial numbers of the cameras that took them.
When you use the drag & drop feature, stolencamerafinder reads the unique serial number from the exif data of your photo and uses it to match against serial numbers it has stored.


What NEXT?
After finding the location of your camera what you'd do? This website doesn't tell you that. But, if the photo you found is attached to a profile on any social networking site or blog you can send the concerned person a message. Apart from this you can't do much! Nevertheless it's a useful site.