about this tool
The tool was created in april 2013 when a dyxum.com user called Micholand posted a way to read shutter count information on the A900. The first tool used the free and opensource application ExifTool by Phil Harvey (Credit to that person!) to extract the required data from SONY ARW and JPG files.
(You can read more about it in this dyxum.com thread about the tool)
Using the ExifTool application also meant that the files had to be uploaded on one of my servers, which meant that with time more and more problems were being caused by the tool (not to mention all the hacking attempts).
With that "breakthrough", the tool can now read the data directly on your computer, thus the data never leaves your computer - making it safe for both me, the author, and you the user. A side benefit is that it is lighting fast (the first version had 10+ second waiting times - which is extremely slow by internet standards).
In July 2022 I have discovered that in the meantime my tool appeared on multiple YouTube videos and that certain aspects were found to be lacking. I have moved the tool to a new server and domain name. The tool has also been updated again - but only on the outside - to make it more user friendly.
If you spot any problems or issues - please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The webpage design IS copyrighted and direct copying is prohibited (mainly due to scammers).