Camera is a sure thing if we are on some tour and would like to capture the memories and nature surroundings around us. But trying to balance the enjoyment and taking care of things is pretty hard when we are out on holidays. And camera is one of the thing which is quite prone to be stolen or lost. Isn’t it? So here’s a mere approach to find the lost/stolen camera. Though, it can’t guarantee the camera back, but still it’s a worth trying service to find the lost/stolen camera.
Stolen Camera Finder is an open source web service using which users can find their lost/stolen camera by searching for the photo taken by the stolen camera.
How Stolen Camera Finder Works?
Every photo we take using a camera, has some serial numbers associated with the camera and the image. In digital terms, we call it EXIF data, where several information is stored including camera make, model, serial number, date and more. If the photo taken with the stolen camera is uploaded to internet, by chance, then Stolen Camera Finder crawls the web for the photo you upload and match it with the others found on the internet.
How To Use Stolen Camera Finder?
I’m assuming that you’ve the photo which you’ve taken from the lost/stolen camera. Just visit Stolen Camera Finder and drag and drop the photo to let the Stolen Camera Finder to crawl the information associated with the photo. Don’t worry, they won’t store your photos to their servers, it’s just the EXIF data is what extracted from the photo uploaded and the rest is simply discarded. Just make sure the photo being uploaded is the original photo and not the one which is modified using some software like Photoshop or GIMP. Also make sure the file format is jpeg.
If in case, you are not having the photo at your bay, users can also insert the serial number of the lost camera, which they can easily find on the camera box.
Stolen Camera Finder supports an enormous number of cameras, so that users don’t have to follow any tantrums searching for their lost/stolen camera. Here’s the list if you want to check, if yours is listed or not.
Stolen Camera Finder comes in various plans, both free and premium, I would recommend to try the free plan first, if it works out for you. Congrats, else users who think that their camera and memories stored in it are precious then the premium plan, please go ahead and get your lost/stolen camera back. Also learn how to prevent Laptop theft.