I have a couple of digital cameras which have in common a setting dial that includes such modes as AUTO, P (program mode), T (shutter priority), A (aperture priority), and M (manual). My more sophisticated camera also has a SUPERIOR AUTO mode.
When I view images on either of these cameras (while using the camera itself), the full display clearly shows which mode was used to capture the image. But once the images are uploaded to my computer, I am having trouble finding out where this information is stored in the EXIF data. I am starting to suspect that maybe there is not a single answer and maybe I have to consult multiple fields to recover the main setting or mode the camera was in?
So my question: How can I use EXIF data to learn what mode the camera was in when it took the picture? In particular, how can I distinguish P from AUTO when both appear to have
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